In Kittens Game in the Metaphysics tab, we have the option to
BURN YOUR PARAGON
Discard all paragon points
However, it takes a long time to get paragon points, so it seems odd to just "discard" them. Kittens Game Wiki writes:
As of 22.214.171.124 you can now burn paragon and gain a benefit from it. Burnt paragon work just as regular paragon, but has slightly different limits.
Every point of burnt paragon will give: (as of 126.96.36.199)
- 1% global production bonus (limit of +100% and diminishing returns at 75 before Dark Future, limit of +400% and diminishing returns at 300 during Dark Future)
- 0.05% storage capacity before Dark Future, +0.2% during Dark Future
- 0.05% auto production bonus (5% of the global production bonus)
The bonuses from regular and burnt paragon stack additively, so that if you have 150 regular paragon and 75 burnt paragon you will have a total paragon production bonus of +225%.
Burnt paragon also boosts the leader trait bonuses. The formula for the extra bonus is ( square root ( 1 + 8 * burnt paragon / 1000) - 1 ) / 2 which is then multiplied by the base effect. Philosophers only get 10% of this boost. This boost is subject to Diminishing Returns which come into effect beyond 52500 burnt paragon.
But it's not clear here what the difference is between burned paragon and ordinary paragon. The first item seems to be the same for both. I don't understand why someone would do burn their paragon.
Question: Why would someone "burn" their paragon?