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They were making 10 each time, now it's 14. What governs the rate?

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This game looks like it was made in KidPix... </nostalgia> –  dlras2 Aug 23 '13 at 16:23
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It looks like it might be related to the highest level cookie production you had. I think they were at 4 for factories, and by default, and hit 7 when I got a mine. My guess is that the Rocket upgrades to 10, and the alchemist table upgrades it to 14. Check when you unlock the Portal. –  Sconibulus Aug 23 '13 at 16:38
    
@dlras2 Nostalgia high five! –  fredley Aug 23 '13 at 16:41
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Yet another question title, worthy of Arqade. –  Ender Aug 23 '13 at 18:02
    
@Ender Should have been "How fast do grandmas make cookies?", for simplicity's sake. –  user98085 Aug 24 '13 at 12:21

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This is the relevant code for the Grandmas in Cookie Clicker Classic:

var grandmaGain=Math.ceil(4+(Factories?1:0)+(Mines?2:0)+(Shipments?3:0)+(Labs?4:0)+(Portals?(Pledge?5+Portals*0.5:5):0)+(Times?6:0));
cps+=Grandmas*grandmaGain/5;

That confirms Sconibulus' idea that it might be related to the amount of available items. That said:

  • There is a base of 4 cookies.
  • If you have a Factory, it adds another 1 cookie.
  • If you have a Mine, it adds another 2 cookies.
  • If you have a Shipment, it adds another 3 cookies.
  • If you have an Alchemy Lab, it adds another 4 cookies.
  • If you have a Portal, the formula gets a bit complicated (See below).
  • If you have a Time machine, it adds another 6 cookies.

The Portal itself adds 5 cookies. If you have a Pledge on top of that, you gain an additional .5 per portal.

The Grandmas produce the applicable sum of cookies every five seconds.

The formula changed completely in 1.0.

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What's a Pledge? –  fredley Aug 23 '13 at 16:49
    
@fredley a spoiler worth its own question. –  alexanderpas Aug 23 '13 at 16:50
    
Which is why I didn't go into detail on it, yes, and phrased it in a rather neutral "that's what the code says, anyway" way. –  user98085 Aug 23 '13 at 16:51

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