Does a hatchery cost 300, 350, or 400 mineral

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also the APM that you used to make the hatchery has to be taken into consideration. the APM necessary to select a drone off the line, and scroll to the new site and place a hatchery is worth approximately 18 minerals. so 518 really


if your going to count it like this, you must also take in the cost of larva
Imagine a zerg and a terran are in a custom game. The way you win this custom game is to have your main building and one worker. Everyone starts with 350 minerals and one worker. The zerg player morphs a hatchery, and when it finishes he uses his extra 50 minerals to create a drone. The terran player cannot do anything, so he makes his SCV dance with patrol.

Who wins the custom game?
Imagine a zerg and a terran are in a custom game. The way you win this custom game is to have your main building and one worker. Everyone starts with 350 minerals and one worker. The zerg player morphs a hatchery, and when it finishes he uses his extra 50 minerals to create a drone. The terran player cannot do anything, so he makes his SCV dance with patrol.

Who wins the custom game?


Terran, why? Coz the zerg player is Terran irl
300 to build it if you have a drone (which should be the case).

350 if you factor in the cost of the drone since it's its true cost.

400 if you don't want to start falling behind on worker count and realise that you need to rebuild drones so that you don't keep losing workers everytime you make a building while P and T keep theirs.
here's the real question:

Do Drones come first or hatcheries?
here's the real question:

Do Drones come first or hatcheries?


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It costs 400 minerals to build a drone to build a hatchery and another drone to replace the drone you just lost.

This is like saying a marine in fact cost 100min per. Because if you kill one marine(50min), then I have to remake one(another 50min). 50+50=100 minerals.

Fail math is fail.

No, it's nothing like that at all

fail analogy is fail
Imagine a zerg and a terran are in a custom game. The way you win this custom game is to have your main building and one worker. Everyone starts with 350 minerals and one worker. The zerg player morphs a hatchery, and when it finishes he uses his extra 50 minerals to create a drone. The terran player cannot do anything, so he makes his SCV dance with patrol.

Who wins the custom game?

Another irrelevant analogy. We're talking in the context of a ladder game
If you asked a Zerg: 400 minerals

If you asked a Terran/Protoss: 300 minerals

If you asked a Random: 350 minerals and quit complaining about the price because it's balanced.
It costs 400 minerals to build a drone to build a hatchery and another drone to replace the drone you just lost.

This is like saying a marine in fact cost 100min per. Because if you kill one marine(50min), then I have to remake one(another 50min). 50+50=100 minerals.

Fail math is fail.

No, it's nothing like that at all

fail analogy is fail


Nope it is exactly like that. Nobody with a brain thinks they cost 400 minerals unless they are assuming larva are worth 50 minerals.
not if you made the hatchery with one of the original drones you were given and did not make any more drones after the start of the game.

It costs 350 minerals and a larva.
More proof that some people are stupider than a donkey.
It costs 0, the extra drone output, mineral field collection is supreme.

Terran must stay building during the whole time before u get the scv back, so u lose what 50 minerals while building a supply depot, 200 for a new command center? so terrans is what worth 500?

In finance you can't impose a cost of something already in another project, so esentially you lose a drone collection rate, and gain a hatchery, worth only 300.

Larva costs are irrelevant since it is almost impossible to always have less than 3 larva, it just sits there, so really that is where your major larva loss comes from, not being able to make more.
If you asked a Zerg: 400 minerals

If you asked a Terran/Protoss: 300 minerals

If you asked a Random: 350 minerals and quit complaining about the price because it's balanced.


This is pretty much the best answer.
For all intents and purposes it costs 300.

Paying for drones is basically putting a deposit down on your buildings so they can be dropped later, as needed. Providing for greater technological maneuverability.

Also, what's the drone doing while it's not morphing into a building?

Mining Resources.

Do the math and subtract the cost, but I guarantee you this one question will require you to deconstruct the entire Zerg, no, every tech tree and the prices for each thing, and what what costs in the long run, such as "If I build a hatchery, and I build 200$ Zerglings, and they kill 600$ worth of marines, did my hatchery only cost 100 minerals?".

If you wanna go the extra mile, go for it. Maybe you'll learn something about strategy.

In the end you'll realize what everyone does after they push the limits of existence in-order to resolve fundamental questions: Life already gave you the answer to begin with, now you just know why.
The true cost is

300 hatchery + 50 drone + all the minerals that drone would have mined.

There is no way to tell.
Not this thread again.. oh dear god.J

If you are saying 400, you need to rethink your life.

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