At the start of the game I have 1 point in science infrastructure, there are 20 ticks per cycle in this game, and research points equal to the value of my science infrastructure are generated once per tick; therefore I generate 20 research points per cycle.

The cost of the first level of technology is 144 research points, at 20 research points per cycle it should take me 7 cycles and 4 ticks to reach 144 however the predicted completion date displayed in game is “6d2s” which I initially read as 6 cycles 2 ticks.

I’m assuming the game’s estimation timer is starting to count from 0, counting the completion of the first cycle as cycle 0, the second as cycle 1, etc and the “2s” is actually 0.2 cycles, so 4 ticks.

I was wondering if this interpretation is correct, and if so, if the presentation of this information can be changed to be a little more intuitive.