From: Warsaw, Poland
<That was VERY lucky! :) And to think that I was starting to plan a secret talk with our Military Minister about taking Loros Fruit by force... Well, that is better way :). Also You made me laughs when You were talking about sucking wisdom out of Kadians head ;) That was a good one>
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I am glad to see that our empire finaly decidet to build Trade Nexus. The following result is really clear when You look at our tresury. I think that for some time it will be sufficient.
There is many thinks to talk about, but in my opinion the most important right now are our military affairs. Everything for me is a sight that the war is closing in very fast to us. And maybe even it is us which will start one. Interesting times, really interesting. But to the point...
First of all let's look at our recent Destroyer design. Yes, the famous Delta X-Ray X1-D. It is really good ship, especially compared to those of Gizureans, but it can be a lot better with our current technology level. So right now I will point what needs to be done, and what may be done.
1. Need to change reactor type to Quantium (the purple one). Without this our ship will be loosing energy during combat faster that it will be able to create it. So it will have weapons problems.
2. Need to change torpedo weapons - right now it uses obsole Epsilon Torpedo. If we want to be able to really hurt our enemies we should use our best torpedos, and that are Shockwave Torpedos.
3. Need to add Damage Control.
4. We may to put one or two more UltraDense Fuel Cells so there will be no more need to refuel ships afther a while. And I know how frustrating this can be ;)
5. We may to take of some of Rail Guns, and put few more Shochwave Torpedos. But this is optional of course.
Also I feel obliget to inform You that our Rail Gun technology is very dangerous even for everything on planet surface. Actually we can use our ships with Rail Guns to BOMBARD planets in order to get rid of sentient life. This will of course have two negative effects. One is that our reputation will drop greatly for that in most cases. Second is that such planet will have temporary lowered quality. It will recover afther some time, or quite fast if assisted by Terraforming Facility, so we should not worry about this. Never the less, I would suggest consulting with our Politicial Minister and Military Minister before using such metods of war.
This means that we will have to retrofit our fleets... Again!. To speed up this proces I would strongly suggest to do it on our homeworld space port. The long time of retrofiting is in most situations caused by lack of resources. And on our homeworld always should be plenty of them. Also our space port there is bigger and can retrofit more ships at once. Also I have to make this clear - the fact that our spaceport is actually being retrofited do not have any effect on it's speed of building or retrofiting ships. At least not negative. So do not worry about this.
That was about our ships of war, let say something about our enemys - the Gizurean. As I saw, they are using Missile Weapons. That is a strong chose of them - missile have very good range and their shoots do not loose power with range. Also Missile are quite fast. But our torpedos are not worse when it come to the range, and are dealing much more damage. Also Missile are very weak against armor. We can easily fight wiht them without any special adaptating... This is what I can say about ship to ship compasion. Military Minister will give You more realistic big picture with including possibe outnumbering and outmanuvering, and so... Also, from what I can see those are not Gizuerans which are our main enemys for now, aren't they? I hope that we will kill those Toads ;) ;) ;)
As for our Technology, this time I will not give You much on the list because right now everything will be researching much slower, sa we are trying to invent much powerfull things.
I would like to add only one thing to the list - Massive Ion Weapons.
Nothing to add for now.
I would like to add only one thing again - Archival Facilities.
I have seen also that You have problems with refueling Your fleets. When You order them to refuel from interface, than they are choosing the closest possible location which has Calson in it. This is why some space ports are just ignored. You can easily check if some system has fuel or not (in space port or at gas mining station). To do that simply look if next to the name of planetary system is blue icon of barrel with oil (looks the same that the one from interface that You use to order fleet to refuel). Also it is better to refuel at the Gas Mining Stations, because space ports will need fuel when they will built a ship. If You will refuel Your fleet at a space port then it may happen that next build ship (civilian or state) by this space port will not have fuel and will start it's existence from extremly pasionate journey to the nearest station with Calson (Hydrogen, depending what kind of reactor You are using). But the best way to refuel military fleets is tu use resupply ships. I advice You to build at least four of them and deploy over planets with calson.
At the end I would like to reccoend building our Weapon Research Wonder on a planet which will have high quality (let's say more than 85%) and biggest population. But not on our homeworld.
Research Expert and Chief Scientist
< Message edited by Modest -- 1/23/2012 9:54:53 PM >