Testing Pals as 4-star Lyleen, Jormuntide, and Frostallion Noct. Pals’ entry is “Diligent Craftsman, Workaholic with Bottomless Stomach.” Strengthening Anubis and adding a Salad buff. The panel work speed is 236 (70*200%*130%*130%). Tested various times for strawberries, wheat, tomatoes, and lettuce in seconds.

Data Analysis

Data listed in the order of planting, watering, growth, and harvesting.

Strawberry times: 2, 2, 90, 2.

Wheat times: 2.5, 2.5, 135, 2.5.

Tomato times: 10, 10, 180, 10.

Lettuce times: 15, 15, 225, 15.

The growth time is fixed, while other times fluctuate based on skill work speed. Note that my tested Pals work at speed 236, level 5. If your Pals work at speed 70, level 4, in a tomato field, the planting time should be 10236/702^(level difference), and similarly for watering and harvesting.

Results

Result One:

Salad ratio – tomato and lettuce work time ratio is 30:45, or 2:3. Growth time ratio is 4:5. After calculation, at lower skill levels, the total time ratio for lettuce and tomato is close to 3:2, and closer to 9:7 at higher skill levels. Since salad requires equal yields of lettuce and tomato, the optimal ratio is 3 lettuce fields to 2 tomato fields to ensure corresponding yields.

Result Two:

Pizza ratio – Pizza consists of 3 wheat (1 flour), 2 tomatoes, and 2 strawberries. Through calculation, the ideal ratio for pizza is 5 wheat fields, 5 tomato fields, and 2 strawberry fields.

Result Three:

Regarding how many fields one Pals can manage, it refers to the proportion of one Pals’ work time to the total time. For example, if my Pals’ total time planting tomatoes is 210s, and planting time is 10s, theoretically, my Pals can manage 21 tomato fields, or 18 lettuce fields, or 48 wheat fields, or 48 strawberry fields. However, practical considerations, such as office slacking, mean that the actual time will be less than the theoretical time. To determine the number of fields that can be managed, recalculate the planting time formula, calculate individual task time, and then determine the proportion of individual task time to total work time.

Result Four:

Regarding which food item is most profitable, I first calculated the cost-effectiveness of selling, which is the selling price (pizza minus milk by $100) divided by the total work time for food items.

When planting Pals operate at level 4 with a work speed of 70: Pizza: Salad: Strawberry: Jam Bread: Bread ratios are 7:4.2:5.8:5.3:2.4.

With Pals operating at level 4 and a work speed of 182 (Salad +3 work traits): Pizza: Salad: Strawberry: Jam Bread: Bread ratios become 14.8:10.1:9.5:8.7:4.3.

At level 5 with a work speed of 236: Pizza: Salad: Strawberry: Jam Bread: Bread ratios change to 17.67:12.5:10.4:9.6:4.7.

In Summary:

Based on the data, pizza remains the most profitable option throughout, until later stages where salad starts to outperform roasted strawberries. However, when considering how many fields can be managed, an issue arises where, with the same Pals, more strawberry fields can be tended compared to lettuce fields. Thus, while planting pizza is more profitable per unit time, there are more strawberry fields, and the workloads for roasting strawberries (5), making salad (40), and pizza (320) must be considered. Taking all factors into account, roasting strawberries proves to be the most cost-effective option.