Since I've seen a lot of questions in the shouts about this, here's the deal with tech level increases.
Both tech level prices and capacities increase exponentially.
Where t is tech level:
Capacity = 10 * 1.04138^t
Energy Capacity = 50 * 1.04138^t
Cost = 500 * 1.07670^t
To get the cost of an upgrade, subtract the cost of the current level from the cost of the target level.
The capacity increase works out to about a 4.14% increase per tech level. If you can carry 100 units of goods and then upgrade your hull by one level, you can now carry 104. Each 10-level upgrade gets you just shy of a 50% increase in capacity. Each 17-level upgrade gets you an increase of ~99.22%, about doubling your capacity. Each 20-level increase gets you a 125% increase in capacity.
Energy capacity is five times what other capacities would be at a given level. It's still about a 4.14% increase per level.
At higher levels, the cost is more expensive per level. Upgrading from 150 to 160 costs 35,656,419 C. Upgrading from 160 to 170 costs 74,659,462 C.
Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Mar 5, 2008 - 6:58 am
Post Date: Mar 5, 2008 - 6:54 am