Rare Resource Synthesis Procedure Flexibility
Posted by: Alexander G
Date: November 16, 2019 08:23PM
I'm considering learning the Bio TL 4 Procedure "Biohazard Lab Protocols". The effect call is: “Bio, Synthesize [Rare Organic Resource] from [Uncommon Resources]."
Do the [Rare Organic Resource] and [Uncommon Resources] have to be selected when the Procedure is learned, or when the Procedure is used? Do the [Uncommon Resources] also have to be Organic? Assuming that synthesizing a Rare Resource requires the 4 Common Equivalents it's treated as, it looks like there are six variants:
2 LIP -> AMAC
LIP + AMI -> AMAC
2 AMI -> AMAC
2 LIP -> PLAS
LIP + AMI -> PLAS
2 AMI -> PLAS
are these each separate Procedures, or separate options within the same Procedure?
By contrast, the parallel Production TL 4 Procedure "Lab Techniques: [Rare Resource]" specifies in the notes that is is a Procedure for "making one...Rare Resource", and that the types of the resource have to match. Since the [Rare Resource] is in the name of the Procedure, does that mean that its output is decided at learning time? Are the inputs also decided at learning time? That is, is/are there:
One Procedure "Lab Techniques: [Rare Resource]", which allows you to synthesize any Rare Resource chosen at use time from any two type-matching Uncommon Resources?
Six Procedures "Lab Techniques: ANTI", "Lab Techniques: RAD", "Lab Techniques: XTAL", "Lab Techniques: RARE", "Lab Techniques: AMAC", and "Lab Techniques: PLAS", which allow you to synthesize the specified Rare Resource chosen at use time from any two type-matching uncommon Resources?
Eighteen Procedures, three for each Rare Resources; for example, three "Lab Techniques: PLAS" variants - a 2 LIP -> PLAS variant, a LIP + AMI -> PLAS variant, and a 2 AMI -> PLAS variant, none of which have any choices to make at use time?