With Business Day in force, the outcome of some Golden Cookies is "Everything Must Go", which drops the cost of all buildings by 5% for 5 seconds. The instinctive reaction is to immediately buy what buildings you can afford. But.... should you?
This is a situation people will encounter in the next few days, with April 1 coming up. Five seconds is not much time to make a decision, so it's best to have a strategy in mind beforehand.
- The next "best buy" as defined by the cost in cookies divided by the resultant increase in production - what I refer to as "time cost" - is Theme Park, but I do not have enough cookies at bank to buy one. I can afford other buildings but I am holding off because Theme Park is the next best buy.
- I get "Everything must go", reducing the cost of all buildings by 5%. I still cannot afford Theme Park even with the discount, but I could buy Cookiecoin. Should I?
Here is my reasoning: The time cost of Cookiecoin is currently less by 5%. However the time cost of Theme Park is unchanged, because I cannot buy it right now and will have to assume that when I buy it it will be at the non-discounted price. Therefore the two quantities I should be comparing are:
100% of time cost of Theme Park vs 95% of time cost of Cookiecoin.
If the latter figure is lower, I should buy Cookiecoin; if it's higher, then I shouldn't buy Cookiecoin right now merely because i can.
I'd be interested to know if others have thought about this and if you can find any holes in my reasoning.