Intimacy rate of Homunculus
I would like to see the intimacy rates of Homunculus better reflect the higher rates of Origins.
A homun starts with 10 intimacy. The 4th skill of a homun requires the homun to be evolved and loyal (910 or higher intimacy). To evolve a homun, it needs to be loyal. When evolving, intimacy is reset down to 10. This means that it'll take 1800 points of intimacy before being able to use the 4th skill.
Currently, a homun gains 1 point of intimacy if fed at hunger levels between 11 and 24. Hunger decreases at 1 point per minute. This means that it'll take 10 minutes to gain 1 intimacy if the owner feeds only when it is best to do so. Feeding the homun at higher levels of hunger will reward less intimacy, making it take even longer.
Given that a player can put down 14 hours of play each week on average (2 hours per day), it would take said player about 5 months to unlock the 4th skill (assuming the player always has a client with the homun running when playing). This does not fit with the generally higher rates of Origins.
I get 5 months from 150 days:
900 intimacy * 2 times * 10 minutes/intimacy * 1/60 hours/minutes * 1/2 days/hours = 150 days
I am not asking for a crazy boost, I simply want to be able to feed one or two homuns and unlock the 4th skill without it taking a whole year. We all know that the stats of homun vary widely. It is not uncommon to "reroll" a homun a few times.
I, personally, like the Lif homun. A Lif sucks without its 4th skill.