Originally Posted by EarlyMon
Battery consumption is a function of the resources used by apps, and their run state. Not all apps are equal in those regards at any given time.
I've never met a live wallpaper that didn't consume more power than I wanted. Bummer but there it is.
I was always under the impression the apps were not "doing anything" but just sitting there and not consuming any battery power. Those apps were in a "static" state until called upon again. But I guess that's not the case.