So after a loooong break from this game (lack of time and other games), I've finally returned to Distant Worlds after buying Legends.
I played a little bit with the Ikkuro yesterday just to get back into the swing of things, I remember having such a solid grasp on all the systems, it's amazing how much one can forget.
Now I'm all ready to start my super long game as none other than the mighty Teekans, by far my preferred race.
As with any serious start, the game has been paused for about an hour now as I redo all the designs. I know this is a little gamey when playing a wonderful (stupid) race like the Teekans, but to be honest considering I see very few problems with their designs I think we're on about the same level (assumeing I'm not worse).
I finally got to the space stations. Taking a look at the design for the Small and medium Stations I noticed they both had research centers in them (which are pretty big). If I take these out of one I can fit a bunch more docking and cargo bays, even extra construction yard(s) and/or mining engines.
This got me to thinking (Teekan style ). Given that my empire will mainly be focused on trade, mining and the private sector, would it be better to split the medium and small space stations not so much by size but by role?
Excellent Orbital Economy Station (medium): A highly economy/industrial focused station with plenty of cargo bays, construction yards (for private sector construction), docking bays and mining things for shiny stuffs.
Orbital Egg-Head containment Facility (small): A holding facility for all those weird (rare) Teekans who would rather spend time thinking about things than hunting sandworms, finding shiny things, spending time with their Securan love-slave and generally hitting things with other things. This station would be used on poorly trafficked worlds with few resources.
The large station probably just remaining fairly a generalized combination.
Soo my question being, can anyone smarter than this Teekan player foresee any serious disastrous consequences in organizing things this way (such as research done in labs being modified by population [don't think this is the case but if it is this is a bad idea])? Any thoughts or advice for execution? Relevant personal experience? All are welcome!
< Message edited by Abraxis -- 1/13/2012 2:54:35 AM >