### How does R&D work?

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**Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:02 pm**So this is something that's confused me for a while: how does R&D work? It's clear that it follows the exponential progression

max R&D - new reliability = f(skills) (max R&D - current reliability)

where f(skills) a function of the SET skills between 0 and 1 (0 = reliability rises to max R&D instantly, 1 = no progress). If there's a single SET, then

f(skill) = 1 - k * skill

Depending on which of the 4 positions the SET personnel occupies, the k scalar changes. What I haven't figured out yet are:

1) How does RDDifficultyFactor and the 4 RDLevelMaxAmount factor into this.

2) How do the skills combine if more than one SET is assigned.

max R&D - new reliability = f(skills) (max R&D - current reliability)

where f(skills) a function of the SET skills between 0 and 1 (0 = reliability rises to max R&D instantly, 1 = no progress). If there's a single SET, then

f(skill) = 1 - k * skill

Depending on which of the 4 positions the SET personnel occupies, the k scalar changes. What I haven't figured out yet are:

1) How does RDDifficultyFactor and the 4 RDLevelMaxAmount factor into this.

2) How do the skills combine if more than one SET is assigned.