Patch 0.12.12.15.4 introduced a method to reroll operational tasks, usually resulting in a different task. The patch notes do clarify that subsequent replacements will be more expensive (emphasis mine):
Added the ability to replace an operational task in the trader quest menu. The replaced task will be considered failed. The cost of each subsequent replacement will increase until the task’s completion timer runs out
Last week, my first replacement was about 40k rubles, the second somewhere in the 100k rubles area, the third about 250k rubles. Today my first replacement is 30k, the second closer to 3M:
The exact amounts are likely changing depending on the base value of the task in question, which in turn appears to be based off my completion history and/or level. But the continuous, now 100-fold increase, only starting with the second replacement per day, seems to be a separate pattern.
Something is adding to my cost well beyond those replaced task’s completion timer. Is there any consistent logic behind cost modifiers and their expiry?