I think we can all agree that there are inaccuracies in the database of recipes. Most of these inaccuracies are concerning the recipes rank.
I was told about a thread on YG and after reading through them and doing some tests of my own, was unsatisfied with the results.
First off let me post some links to the threads on YG so you can see what I am talking about:
Recipe Rank Mechanics
Calculating Recipe Levels
I tested their findings using the Oak Log > Oak Lumber synthesis as a Rank 18 Carpenter. I know for a fact that the Oak Lumber synthesis cannot be attempted before Rank 17 Carpenter. This would put the Recipe Level at Rank 27, since you can attempt a recipe 10 ranks below it's level. Based on their calculations the Recipe Level should have been Rank 24, but you cannot attempt the Oak Lumber synthesis at Rank 14, so this has to be incorrect.
After looking at all the equations, and formulating some ideas of my own, I came up with a new formula.
EDIT: This was not taking into account Patch 1.15b so I removed it. Updated formula below.
RL = Ceiling(((( XP - SP ) / 2 ) / 40 ) + CR )
XP = XP gained from synthesis.
SP = the amount of SP gained from synthesis.
40 = base increment of xp/rank.
CR = current rank when performing the synthesis.
RL = recipe level
Ceiling = (Round up)
Let me know what you think.
Edited, Feb 22nd 2011 7:10pm by StateAlchemist2
Edited, Feb 22nd 2011 8:21pm by StateAlchemist2
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