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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 am

At 3560 sheep: 640921 liters grass/hay and 320406 liters of water per 6 days.

I've tried the D80 bale stacker... But because of the way I load my flatbed, it's no good for me...

*edit* I've got some more numbers and figures, turns out my estimate about spawning wasn't correct.
I'll post them tomorrow.

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Re: Sheep

Post by Guil » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:47 am

Pallets spawn 1 every 20 minutes iirc, it doesn't get any lower than that. Someone tested it here a long time ago

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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:15 pm

Maybe Giants changed something, because mine spawn way faster.

In 24 minutes 4 full pallets spawned. That's one every 6 minutes. (333,3 liter wool per minute)
But the game updates once every 4 minutes. So it takes 8 minutes for a full pallet to spawn. After every 2 pallets the next update spawns a full pallet most of the time (sometimes it's 97 or 98%, depending on the spawnrate I guess)

Time and percentage based on 3600 sheep. It flactuates, but it's usually somewhere in the 70 and 90% with 100% in between:

4 min - 100%
8 min - 73%
12 min - 100%
16 min - 92
20 min - 100%
24 min - 100%

This means you can even say it spawns 3 full pallets per 20 minutes = 1 every 6.6666666667 minutes. That's 300 liter of wool per minute.

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Re: Sheep

Post by Guil » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:11 pm

I can't really remember what the result was but I thought it was 20 mins. That's interesting all the same.

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Re: Sheep

Post by Earnest Pea » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 pm

Could it be the difference between running seasons or not? I'm not sure if VMB-TAN is running seasons, but it may be that seasons has a different limit than the vanilla game.
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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:49 pm

I'm not using seasons.

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Re: Sheep

Post by markare » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Does the amount of sheep owned not affect the wool spawn rate. Obviously the more sheep the more wool you will get
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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Yes.

Could someone from Giants provide me with some information?

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Re: Sheep

Post by gamertag Jeff Z7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:04 am

Xbox One. So I did some research last night. Made a new map on easy difficulty & used the money cheat. No seasons.

The point of my research was to find the most efficient way to spawn wool. I started with 100 sheep, cleared the wool spawn & hit 120x speed. The time (using the in-game clock) started when the first pallet spawned & stopped when the second pallet spawned. I did this so that I had a steady medium. I repeated the process every time I upped the number of sheep in my field. My results aren't perfect but I did conclude my research.

First, a few things I learned during this. A single sheep, whether you have 1 or 10,000, drinks 90 water & eats 180 grass in 6 days. So, 1000 sheep require 90,000 water & 180,000 grass for 6 days.
Second, a single sheep costs $33 per day, population does not change this either. Third, water & food is depleted every 20 minutes, same with wool spawning. Not sure if hard difficulty changes these numbers, am too excited to post what I have.

So, to the numbers. I will display them as so;

Number of sheep/Reproduction/Time until 2nd pallet spawns. Time is counted by in-game minutes.

100/595/3600 18,000 food
200/287/660
300/192/400
400/143/300
500/115/240
600/96/200
700/82/180
800/72/160
900/63/140
1000/57/120 180,000 food
1100/52/120
1200/48/100
1300/44/100
1400/41/100
1500/38/80
1600/35/80
1700/33/80
1800/31/80
1900/30/80
2000/28/60 360,000 food
2500/../60
3000/../40 540,000 food


The amount of wool in the second pallet was not taken into consideration. For a better idea of how much wool sheep spawn, a time count of all 6 pallets would be more accurate. I did not do that.

So I cross refrenced food consumption & wool production via layerd line graphs. The optimal number of sheep for the best grass effeciency is 627. Had some issues making my line graphs, as I have not been in school for 2 decades, it could be as low as 430 sheep.

Regardless, the more sheep the better in my book! Sheep on sheepin on brothers!
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Re: Sheep

Post by redglasses » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:29 am

So would it be better to buy a couple cows (15-20) or continue my sheep farm (right now 13) and buy more
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Re: Sheep

Post by gamertag Jeff Z7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:42 am

Sheep, always sheep. Just how I play though. 13 sheep + a few more is going to be a hard grind. If you have the ability to harvest crops, I'd focus on that & buy sheep when you can. Sheep alone don't really pay off until you have nearly 200.

I'm not as familiar with cows on fs17 but in fs15 they were the way to go.

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Re: Sheep

Post by PrincessJessi84 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 am

gamertag Jeff Z7 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:04 am
Sheep on sheepin on brothers!
What about sisters?! Ba ah ah ah ad :lol:
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Re: Sheep

Post by gamertag Jeff Z7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:17 am

PrincessJessi84 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 am
gamertag Jeff Z7 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:04 am
Sheep on sheepin on brothers!
What about sisters?! Ba ah ah ah ad :lol:
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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:51 am

Thanks for the info *thumbsup*

Now I wonder if there is a limit in terms of wool spawning... I might do some more testing...

And lol, big lol, I just realised I play on 5x speed...

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Re: Sheep

Post by VMB-TAN » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:56 pm

I probably did meth instead of math...

Anyways, here's my humble setup:

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I joined field 6, 12, 16 and 21. Field 26 is where the shelter is. 15 & 20 are joined too, and grass is planted souith of it as well.

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