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florian

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Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« on: May 26, 2009, 03:27:23 pm »

I did some calculations and found that a roast made of dragon meat and dwarven syrup would be the most valuable prepared meal stack.

10*12 (base value of a prepared meal) + 20 * 12 (value of masterfully minced dwarven syrup) + 2 * 50 * 12 * 3 (value of masterfully minced dragon meat, times three) = 3960 (value of a single prepared meal in that stack)

3960 * (55 (maximum amount of dwarven syrup in a barrel) + 20 * 3 (three dragon meat stacks)) = 455400 (total value)

I think this would be one of the most expensive things in the whole game, only topped by adamantine artifacts.

Can you come up with a more valuable meal/item?

(Slightly simpler is a roast made of only dwarven syrup, worth 237600)
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 03:34:28 pm »

The head of Armok. :P
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 03:46:48 pm »

There's a bug involving embarking with as much...it's either milk or cheese, I can't remember which...as you can afford, and then cooking it. For some reason it all goes into a single meal, resulting in a meal with more than the normally allowed number of components. It could probably beat your example, just for sheer stack size.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 03:58:49 pm »

Just tried that. Embarked with a proficient cook, novice appraiser and 20 dwarven cheese.

The cook made a roast out of it, worth 27000.

The problem is that dwarven cheese never comes in stacks larger than 5 (I think) -- dragon meat comes in (I think) stacks of 20, so it easily beats dwarven cheese.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 04:18:35 pm »

I thought unicorn meat was more valueable than dwarven syrup?
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 04:22:58 pm »

I thought unicorn meat was more valueable than dwarven syrup?
No, unicorn meat is as valuable as dwarven syrup. Unicorn meat: MODVALUE 10 * 2 = 20, dwarven syrup = 20. I'm using the dwarven syrup as filler, as nothing else can archive stacks that big and valuable.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 04:27:08 pm »

I agree with your figures (did you use my spreadsheet?) but it seems slightly more realistic to assume that the user will not have access to more than one dragon at a time, in which case a very (very!) lucky cook might use dragon meat, dragon tallow, dwarven syrup, and dwarven cheese to create dragon cordon bleu worth a maximum of 302,400☼ (but more likely to weigh in around 171,927☼ because the odds of actually maxing out a meal are about 1 in 200).

Without getting into exotic meals or piling in nothing but syrup, you can make some extremely high-value meals from common ingredients.  With a Legendary+5 chef, the expected value of dwarven cheese + whip vine flour + dwarven syrup + quarry bush leaves is 97,515☼, and you have an outside chance of doing much much better.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 04:33:29 pm by Jurph »
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 05:05:52 pm »

Lo, for I have prepared a meal worth 4,424,346 dwarf bucks.

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Please note this is only with a Proficient cook, not a Legendary one.  Will try this with a Legendary cook next!

EDIT

Here's a better meal!  Worth 47,320,000 Dwarf Bucks!

Yes, a 47 million dollar milk roast!  Didn't include the pages and pages of ingredients this time.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 05:39:18 pm by Michaelsoftman »
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 05:36:23 pm »

Oh armok the humanity.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009, 11:00:04 pm »

Lo, for I have prepared a meal worth 4,424,346 dwarf bucks.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Please note this is only with a Proficient cook, not a Legendary one.  Will try this with a Legendary cook next!

EDIT

Here's a better meal!  Worth 47,320,000 Dwarf Bucks!

Yes, a 47 million dollar milk roast!  Didn't include the pages and pages of ingredients this time.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Jesus christ what did you do.

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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 11:03:50 pm »

How did so many ingredients end up in one roast?  :o
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 11:09:41 pm »

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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 11:10:21 pm »

How did so many ingredients end up in one roast?  :o

The same way dwarves cram thirty thousand chunks of stone onto a single tile.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 12:18:12 am »

How did so many ingredients end up in one roast?  :o

On embark, buy as much cow milk or dwarven milk (cow milk is cheaper) as you can, it should end up all in one barrel.

So, 5 cow milk or 100 cow milk each only count as one ingredient, so long as they're in the same barrel.

Just cook as much milk as you can, and behold, a massive cow milk roast!

With the 2nd screenshot I posted, I used Dtil to change my embark points so I could buy 400 Dwarven Milk to cook, and I made my cook legendary to start.

I had him cook that milk roast as soon as the fort started.  It's by far my most valuable fort ever.  At least until my Dwarves get hungry.
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Re: Maximum value of a prepared meal stack
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 12:37:14 am »

So what happens when a dwarf eats that thing, I mean to his mood? Is there any happiness state beyond ecstatic for dwarfs?
I bet a dwarf would get a constant nonstop orgasmic jiz-in-my-pants mood until his head explodes or something. ;D
 
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