elliotg -> RE: Stock/in transit/unfulfilled resources (8/1/2013 6:38:47 AM)
I have big problems managing my resources
Actually the problem is I never know what is slowing/stopping my productions.
a)Do I not have enough stock of needed resource and need to mine/buy more of them?
b)Do I have enough of them but I'm just waiting for it to be transported by freighters?
c)Do I have enough freighters to transport it? And how do I get more freighters anyway?
I noticed there are 3 colums in the Expansion Planner that could help me but I suck at interpreting them:
Your stock / in transit / unfulfilled demand
Q1: Does my stock include the "in transit" resources? f.e: 100 in stock 50 in transit, means I have 150 of which 50 is in transit, or 100 of which 50 is in transit?
The numbers in each column are exclusive of the others, i.e. 100 + 50 = 150
The meaning of each column is as follows:
Your Stock: total units available for use (unreserved) at all colonies, spaceports and mining stations in your empire
In Transit: total units currently being transported by freighters to meet requests in your empire
Unfulfilled Demand: outstanding amount that has been requested at locations (colonies, construction yards, etc) but has not yet been assigned to freighters for transport
Q2: Does the "in transit" number include resources that are being shipped to/from my empire through trade or only resources shipped to fulfill demands of constructions
Only amounts that are fulfilling specific requests. Freighters will also transport bulk cargo from mining stations to spaceports and colonies. These bulk transports are not included here.
Q3: The "Unfulfilled" number includes the resources in transit or does that number represent the ammount that still needs to start transit. f.e: stock is 300 / transit is 100 / unfulfilled is 200. Does this mean:
a)I need a total of 300 to finish all curent constructions, of which 100 are already in transit, and the other 200 will start transit as soon as possible.
b)I need a total of 200, of which 100 is already in transit.
c)I need a total of 500, of which I have 300 in stock, 100 in transit, and I need to get another 200 somehow (mine or buy it)
The list of possible interpretations can go on a bit more but I'll stop here as you I'm sure you get my point.
Only resources in transit.
Hope this helps,