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The Best Ordinance For Making Money? The Answer May Surprise You!

#1Rayze_DarrPosted 6/27/2013 10:54:43 PM
I decided to take a look at some numbers based around everyone favorite money source: beetle hunting! Here are some numbers Iíve crunched to determine what Town Ordinance is best for the local beetle hunters.

First, letís look at some basic facts. One full load of 40 beetles takes the average player half an hour to collect and sell. Someone who works tirelessly at this can then, as such, do two loads of beetles per hour. Prime beetle hunting takes place between 7:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Letís say someone has a Bell Bloom Ordinance in place. The average number of bells earned in a load is, from what Iíve noticed, about 400,000. This means that a Bell Bloomer makes 800,000 bells an hour. A Bell Bloomer can sell their prime-time beetle captures to Re-Tail from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, making 4 hours of hunting and 3,200,000 bells earned in a single night.

Now to contrast with a Night Owl Ordinance. Losing that 20% bonus, a Night Owl will make about 330,000 bells with a single load of beetles, or 660,000 bells per hour. Noticeably less, but a Night Owl also has access to Re-Tail from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM, a full 7 hours. That means that a Night Owl can make 4,620,000 bells in a single night, but must put more time into their hunt.

With these two figures in mind, which ordinance do you all believe is best for bringing in the most Beetle Bells?

Apologies that I can't make a poll for this topic. I'm too new to the site to do so. Regardless, I hope we can have a nice debate on this topic!
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#2ojsimpsonwifePosted 6/27/2013 11:02:23 PM
I think it still depends on the playstyle. I usually go on one or two trips a day, so even if my shops aren't open I can just hold onto them until morning. This is why I have the 20% increase ordinance. However, if someone went on more than two trips, late into the night, then night owl would be the way to go.

Thanks for sharing this, however.
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#3kentdsfreakPosted 6/27/2013 11:02:48 PM
definitely bell bloomer. it's just more efficient really. i probably do 1 or 2 runs per night max
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#4PatricusMaximusPosted 6/27/2013 11:05:15 PM
Or you know, turnips.
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#5Deadly_FirePosted 6/27/2013 11:07:47 PM
Bell Boom, without a doubt. You're spending less time for more money. Night Owl is only better if you cannot beetle hunt until well past 7. That said, it doesn't take that much effort to amass a small fortune so choosing the "best" ordinance really comes down to personal preference. You'll have more than enough money either way.
#6jayman87Posted 6/27/2013 11:08:41 PM
PatricusMaximus posted...
Or you know, turnips.


Heh, yeah. I made 14 million on turnips today. Now I don't have to slave away on the island for a while.
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#7gamezrochardPosted 6/27/2013 11:17:10 PM
This is only considering if you do this whole beetle hunting for 7 hours, which would make you insane, and void from participation on this discussion.

Just because you can sell deeper into the night, doesn't mean you should. You gotta come back to the real world at some point.
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#8Rayze_Darr(Topic Creator)Posted 6/27/2013 11:20:07 PM
It seems that everyone agrees with my opinion on the issue as well. Well, sans the turnip sellers.

I was hoping to see someone debate the other side of the argument, but alas. I'm actually relatively void from the discussion anyway, since I use a Beautiful Town Ordinance.
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#9RayKnightPosted 6/27/2013 11:29:43 PM
Like the other posters, it really is about playstyle. I use bell boom, spend 2 hours to catch beetles. Sleep, wake up. Go to work and on my way, I will sell them for my 400k. I am not that hardcore and play at leisure.

I would say if you intend to beetle rush (it can get old if you keep doing it) through the night, sure Night Owl.

But your body needs to rest too so why not just store them and sell them in the morning when you get 20% more and you get your rest. Plus Public Works and all won't be ready till next day's 6 a.m, why the rush?
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#10Mcnugget2256Posted 6/27/2013 11:33:26 PM
I'LL TAKE 10
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