*High Guard*but I was able to find my old copy of the beta.

I came across this in my

*High Guard*beta:

Reading the words "each full percent" strictly, it sounds like the cost is rounded down. For example:Double Hull:This is a two-hulled cylinder where the outer hull (the whole, or at least a part) spins to create gravity and the inner hull does not. The outer hull is kept at around 1G by the speed of its spinning and is used for any areas that will be inhabited for extended periods of time, such as crew quarters. The outer, spun hull must be at least 60 tons. Machinery to spin a double hull uses 0.1 ton for every ton of outer hull. For each full percent of the total hull which is made part of the spun hull, the cost of the hull must be increased by +1%.

Hamster Cage:This is a series of spun rings set at right angles to the rest of the hull. The rings must have a radius of at least 15 metres in order to produce a gravitational field. Machinery to spin a hamster cage uses 0.1 tons for every ton of spun ring. Unlike other designs, the hamster cage is usually set at right angles to the hull and installed in counter-rotating pairs, eliminating torque effects on the ship’s attitude. For each full percent of the hull which is made part of the hamster cage, the cost of the hull must be increased by +2%.

1000 dton standard hull MCr50.

100 dton double hull section = 10%, so +10% cost, or +MCr5

10 dton double hull section = 1%, so +1% cost, or +MCr0.5

11 dton double hull section = 1.1%, so +1% cost, or +MCr0.5

9 dton double hull section = 0.9%, so +0% cost!

100 dton hamster cage section = 10%, so +20% cost, or +MCr10

10 dton hamster cage section = 1%, so +2% cost, or +MCr1

11 dton hamster cage section = 1.1%, so +2% cost, or +MCr1

9 dton hamster cage section = 0.9%, so +0% cost!

So, did the words "each full percent" survive into the published version? If it made it into the published version that way, was that the intended meaning, or should the percentages not be rounded? If I had caught it during the beta, I would have suggested a straight percentage, possibly with a minimum percentage.