From: The Briar Patch Nebula
I have several questions to the Characters system:
2. Is it better to concentrate all scientists in one station or should I spread them out?
Hello Dastuma and welcome to the forums!
When more than one character is assigned to the same location, there can be synergistic effects.
Scientists are assigned to a research location. They give the research at that location a bonus that should be cumulative with the existing bonuses.
Each scientist at a research station provides research bonuses to the specific research area of the station (Weapons, Energy, HighTech). Additional scientists at the same research station provide half their skills on top of the first scientist, progressively halving with each additional scientist. Thus: Scientist 1 gives full 12% energy research bonus, Scientist 2 gives half of their 10% energy research bonus (5%), Scientist 3 gives one quarter of their 8% energy research bonus (2%), for a total of 19% energy research bonus (12 + 5 + 2). According to Elliot, this is how it works. Enjoy learning and
playing Distant Worlds.
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