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Old 10-19-2016, 03:25 PM
Rigamarole is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 12,115
The Balance challenge is just a bonus He run; you don't get any new perks or anything from it and it's repeatable. So when you first get it, it's not necessarily a good idea to run it if it's going to more than double the time it takes you to get to Z40. Once you are progressed enough that you can overcome the negatives fairly easily, then it's worth it to run as long as it's taking you less than 2x the time to get to Z40 as you would without it.

A similar, but much harder challenge opens up at Z80 (Electricity). Doesn't seem remotely worth it until you are much further progressed and can get to Z80 again fairly easily.