# Feeding Speed Increase - How Does it Work?

#1

A question to the devās mostly.

Obviously the feeding speed percentages arenāt to overall time (Otherwise stacking them could result in instant feeding)

But what exactly is the base rate of feeding?
I.E. 1 bar every second, 2 seconds, etc.?

Trying to figure out where it starts to be pointless to stack percentages.

#2

Uh, its probably a % increase to the speed not a % reduction to overall time.

#3

Exactly, Iām wondering what the base speed is so I can calculate the speed after increases.
i.e. if its 1 bar a second, then an 80% increase is 1.8 bars a second.

#4

More like, if 1 meat = 1 bar = 1 second, a 80% feeding speed reduction would mean 1 meat = 1 bar = 0.2s

#5

I donāt THINK thatās how it works, again, otherwise getting over 100% increase (Which can be done with the new perk system rather easily) would grant instant feeding on ANY size creature.

I can say from experience this doesnāt seem to be the case (Unless there is a ābufferā timer, that forces a pause between bars of meat)

#6

Ok, so I have results!
Decided to test it myself. I recorded using the built in windows recorder, because it sticks to 30 FPS.
Next, I played a few custom games with ranging feeding speed perks used.
Then, I counted the frames it took to full consume a sloth (Which is 3 bars of meat).

Then, using excel and math and whatnot I came up with this:

Quite honestly, I tried to figure out the formula used, but while getting close I could not get it.
Regardless, thats the data and you can interpolate to figure out what the in between percentages use. I added up the total % from all perks, perhaps the scaling is different when multiple feeding speed perks are stacked, but Iāve decided to stop drinking soda so the caffeine withdraws are hitting me hard so I canāt think on it anymore lol.

#7

For a different view, here is the graph using the time it takes to consume a single bar of meat with the percentages:

To my opinion/eye, it seems like there is a drop off right around 100%.
Itās actually perfectly linear up to that point, afterwards you hit diminishing returns.

So I think anything over 80%-100%, while still being useful, would probably be better used investing in other perks.

#8

The more you stack, the faster you eat. You can get some serious eat on with stacking them. I actually find feed speed a really great perk.

#9

I tested it out with 100% feeding speed. What I can conclude is that 100% ables you to eat in 0.5 seconds with 1 bar and 1 second with 2 bars. Thatās just an example but itāll probably help you understand how it works.