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7 years agoHero+

# Is it possible to predict the taste of nectar?

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What I'm really wondering is, is there any logic or pattern to the taste outcome of a given blend? I've been making my sim evaluate each flavor combination before be brews it, but the best answer (these fruits go well together) can still lead to a bottle that tastes terrible. On the other hand, I haven't had a blend that he judges as poor or mediocre turn out any better than "not very good," although that's a much smaller sample. By random chance, I've found three amazing recipes and about a dozen great ones on my own, but trial and error isn't really feasible with so many possible combinations, even if I limit it to the high value fruits.

So, is there a pattern? Or is it random? I've been thinking about this way too much lately, and I'd love it if someone had an answer.

(P.S. If it involves math, that's fine. I'm good with math. And so is my graphing calculator, if it comes to that.)

*price*of a bottle of nectar is calculated—I found the list of the values of each fruit, and I know that taste acts as a multiplier on the base value of the fruit used in the batch. I've also found several lists of high-value, amazing-tasting recipes, but that kind of seems like cheating, and anyway, I'm more interested in*why*a particular batch tastes good or bad.What I'm really wondering is, is there any logic or pattern to the taste outcome of a given blend? I've been making my sim evaluate each flavor combination before be brews it, but the best answer (these fruits go well together) can still lead to a bottle that tastes terrible. On the other hand, I haven't had a blend that he judges as poor or mediocre turn out any better than "not very good," although that's a much smaller sample. By random chance, I've found three amazing recipes and about a dozen great ones on my own, but trial and error isn't really feasible with so many possible combinations, even if I limit it to the high value fruits.

So, is there a pattern? Or is it random? I've been thinking about this way too much lately, and I'd love it if someone had an answer.

(P.S. If it involves math, that's fine. I'm good with math. And so is my graphing calculator, if it comes to that.)