The OODA Loop

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The OODA Loop
Details
175,000 ops
45,000 yomi
Effect
Utilize Probe Speed to outmaneuver enemies in battle

The OODA Loop is a project in Universal Paperclips.

Summary[edit | edit source]

This project is unlocked by buying Combat and having lost >10M probes in combat. .

"OODA" is a reference to the military strategy of Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act.

The OODA Loop can be used to guarantee the survival of your probes in any given interaction. The relevant source code is in a function called DoCombat at combat.js:464.

The minimum speed required to guarantee your probes’ survival is 4.375 * ratio - 2.5, where ratio is the ratio of hostile:friendly probes in a cell (e.g. a value of 10 = 10 hostile per 1 friendly)

Given your probes’ speed, survival is guaranteed when the ratio of hostile:friendly is no greater than (speed + 2.5) / 4.375

Hostile:friendly ratio Required speed
1:1 2
2:1 7
3:1 11
4:1 15
5:1 20
6:1 24
7:1 29
8:1 33
9:1 37
10:1 42
11:1 46
12:1 50
13:1 55
14:1 59
15:1 64
16:1 68
17:1 72
18:1 77
19:1 81
20:1 85
21:1 90
22:1 94
23:1 99
24:1 103
25:1 107
26:1 112
27:1 116
28:1 120
29:1 125
30:1 129
31:1 134
32:1 138
33:1 142
34:1 147
35:1 151
36:1 155
37:1 160
38:1 164
39:1 169
40:1 173