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Old Sep 11 2009, 04:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: A realistic look at dragon attrition.

Originally Posted by Kath View Post
Which is why I'm correlating the first pass numbers with the TOTAL number of queens present in the Weyr. Surely looking at the full sample of breeding queens is a sensible constraint?

A minimum of ten breeding queens at the start, laying ten-sixteen eggs twice a turn, would repopulate the entire Weyr in two years flat. The system NEEDS more slack than that, and cutting down the frequency at which queens rise during a Pass is the most useful component of the model to tweak.

Still, I don't expect you to make any adjustments to your own figures here, just pointing out a spot where you could actually strengthen the model. But if you'd rather just leave it as it is, go right ahead. Your loss.
One the first dragonriders understand how to manage the flights. By the way Kath, I loved you Pern Fic on that.

They had a second one with 6 more + the 17 orginal cluch. To start out DD and CoP: FF.
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