Let’s talk about the BDE recipe in the PP2
Has anyone ever used it? Probably not! It’s way too expensive. The little time save cannot offset the extra cost of PG vs PE.
I’ve always though we needed more of these type of recipes, where going up the tier gets you the same item, for more expensive, but quicker. However, the current BDE recipe is not realistic, unlike the BBH/BTA recipe.
PG historicly ranged at around 3x to 4x the price of PE (sometime even up to 5x). This is still the case for the current time, where ANT has a ratio of 2.92x and BEN a ration of 4.63x (both extreme).
Proposition would be to drop the PP2-BDE recipe to 50 PG instead of 75. While I don’t have all the cool tools to look at the % of ROI over time, it seems to match the extreme cases in terms of price, in exchange of a bit of a quicker process. This would keep a general setup of BMP + PP1 more efficient, but would open up the POL + PP2 to be slightly realistic. Quick napkin math with PG at 20 and BDE at 1400 would put PE at 6.1 to be more efficient through a PP1 vs a PP2 which is way more reasonable than before.
This would also put a slight pressure on the MG and PG which could be healthy for the market as they are both very heavily supplied.