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Estate size experiments
« Topic Start: December 11, 2013, 12:09:35 AM »
I've recently been doing some experimenting with excel regarding estate sizes, their efficiency and the resulting taxes, and I have come across some very interesting results (was doing it with a city of about 10k max population).

I was wondering how many other people have done the same?

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Re: Estate size experiments
« Reply #1: December 11, 2013, 12:28:37 AM »
How you approach this with logic and experimentation?! Heretic!
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« Reply #2: December 11, 2013, 12:49:51 AM »
!Science! is the domain of stinky dwarves, Nobles of decent breeding would never stoop to such activites
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« Reply #3: December 11, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »
!Science! is the domain of stinky dwarves, Nobles of decent breeding would never stoop to such activites

Science or math?  :P

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« Reply #4: December 11, 2013, 06:47:07 PM »
So what were the results?

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« Reply #5: December 11, 2013, 11:23:52 PM »
Science or math?  :P

The difference between Math and Science is no more profound then the difference between physics and biology.
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« Reply #6: December 12, 2013, 02:41:20 PM »
The difference between Math and Science is no more profound then the difference between physics and biology.

So pretty profound. Got it  :P

So what were the results?

Well, I found out several things. The most interesting was that when a Lord takes an empty region, the most profitable course is not to make your estate the maximum size. The maximum profit obtainable actually balances lower down on the estate size/efficiency scale.

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« Reply #7: December 12, 2013, 11:01:42 PM »
So pretty profound. Got it  :P


Most physicist will tell you biology and chemistry is just a subset of physics, for those too scared to work with equations. Thus, according to them all science is really physics.

My math lecturers used to like to point out that physics was merely and application of maths :)

Follow that to the conclusion, all science is merely a subset of maths.
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« Reply #8: December 13, 2013, 12:05:01 AM »
I did the similar experiments and later decide to adopt around 46%. Another factor is the size of empty estate versus wild lands. It seems that two options are indifferent. So I just left another 40% estate, and rest as wild lands. Interested to know other's result.

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« Reply #9: December 13, 2013, 08:01:18 AM »
Well, I was working with a city, so the results were at a lower point. About 31% (out of a maximum of 40%).

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« Reply #10: December 13, 2013, 08:59:13 AM »
My math lecturers used to like to point out that physics was merely and application of maths :)

The thing is, astrology and homeopathy are also just an application of maths! :-)
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« Reply #11: December 13, 2013, 12:58:39 PM »
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« Reply #12: December 15, 2013, 05:13:06 AM »
I did the similar experiments and later decide to adopt around 46%. Another factor is the size of empty estate versus wild lands. It seems that two options are indifferent. So I just left another 40% estate, and rest as wild lands. Interested to know other's result.

My 30% empty estate and my 30% wild lands yield the exact same taxes.

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« Reply #13: December 15, 2013, 09:15:06 AM »
My 30% empty estate and my 30% wild lands yield the exact same taxes.

Yes, well they are the same regarding income. Otherwise it could be abused.

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« Reply #14: December 16, 2013, 02:19:23 AM »
The thing is, astrology and homeopathy are also just an application of maths! :-)

And the maths they use is fine. The conclusions they draw from that maths is something else entirely.
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