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Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:07:28 PM   
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Hello,

I d like to know how to design a better Mining Ship/Station.

1. Does the resource extraction take half the time, when the # of collector components is doubled? That would be great to get enough eg caslon even if there is only one source in reach.

2. Also if the cargo space on a mining ship is doubled, does it need to travel only half as often, thus increasing efficiency of the mining operation?

Thanks very much
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RE: Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:18:36 PM   
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1. afaik the answer is yes, more collectors will increase the mining speed

2. yes, fortunatelly mining ships do use all of their cargo space. Same applies for mining stations but in this case the freighters have a tendency to not depleat them properly and this offsets the benefits.

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RE: Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:21:33 PM   
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There all good ideas which I used in my last game, however I never played long enough to see the difference.

The game was already won.

I would recommend upgrading the gas/mining ships and fitting solar collectors.

They will mine more resources and still have fuel due to being stationary and inside a system.

However if you closely examine your freighters you will find some of them carrying less than 10 of an item, and with no fuel on 1/3 speed.

My hunch is most of your mining stations will be at capacity with lots of Reserved items.

So better mines will just mean a larger full mine than a smaller full mine.

I feel the freighter "AI" can't be relied on to empty full mines, so it may not be cost effective to upgrade them.

But I'm all for mining ship upgrades.

If you want more fuel you can always use a Resupply Ship in the area. Automated ships will refuel from them, lightening the load on the freighter network.

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RE: Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:25:19 PM   
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quote:

If you want more fuel you can always use a Resupply Ship in the area. Automated ships will refuel from them, lightening the load on the freighter network.


Great idea, cookie. All automated ships will refuel at an RS? In my experience only the military uses RS not the private sector ships.

Btw, I think also that the problem is with the bad AI for freighters and not the load. We all have such a huuge freighter network that it can satisfy even higher loads and yet they don't; but if your idea can influence this in a positive way I'm all for it.

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RE: Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:36:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Data

quote:

If you want more fuel you can always use a Resupply Ship in the area. Automated ships will refuel from them, lightening the load on the freighter network.


Great idea, cookie. All automated ships will refuel at an RS? In my experience only the military uses RS not the private sector ships.



I was only speaking for the Automated Military on patrol, frigates and escorts etc.

AFAIK Private sector ships only refuel from their load/unload cargo locations.

Cargo transfer problems would be solved with a simple inside system only cargo ship which just ferries resources from the mine to a in system Space Port. Not much logic load/unload blah.

Remember setting up the routes in Railroad Tycoon anyone???

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RE: Multiple Collectors on Mining Station/Ship - 6/11/2011 4:41:55 PM   
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Private sector ships also refuel at gas mining stations that mine fuel so if we find a fuel source we can build a station just to help with the local fuel distribution. The other great idea here is to use caslon for non-military and hydrogen for the military to help a bit.
It would be cool to have an RS ship for the private sector as well or the inside system only cargo ship you mentioned.

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