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Ship Design - 3/3/2012 7:33:56 PM   

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hi there
i'm new to the game and i have some questions about ship design.

1. do multiple repair drones repair a damaged ship faster than one drone?

2. when i add research modules to a ship, will it do anything? i built one cruiser with 5 high tech research modules, but it didn't show up in my research screen. so i guess its research value won't add to my empire's total ...?

3. similar problem with passenger modules. is it possible to transport civilians with state controlled ships..? i found out that my cruiser with mining modules can be ordered to mine planets and moons (the cursor changes when hovering above a planet/moon), but selecting a cruiser with passenger modules and hovering the cursor above a colony does nothing like that.

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RE: Ship Design - 3/4/2012 3:36:13 AM   

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Hello Smogg, and welcome to the DW forums!

1. No, multiple repair bots do not accumulate. Only one is needed and only one works per ship/base.

2. Research modules (labs) only work on Space Ports, Starbases, and designated research bases.

3. No, passenger modules on State owned ships are redundant. They only load passengers when
on private passenger vessels. Hope this helps, and enjoy the game!


Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...

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RE: Ship Design - 3/4/2012 5:23:01 PM   

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3. No, passenger modules on State owned ships are redundant. They only load passengers when
on private passenger vessels. Hope this helps, and enjoy the game!

thanks, for your quick answer

if i can't order ships to transport population manually, is there any other way to encourage my people to emigrate to a certain colony?

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RE: Ship Design - 3/4/2012 8:36:04 PM   
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Make the passenger ships fast and don't load them down with too many passenger cabins. Also make sure the starting designs have 2 reactors so they get full hyperdrive speed. I tend to have 8-12 passenger cabins and 30-40 speed on my passenger ships. Seems to work well.

I think the default passenger ship is too big to be built by most races at the start too. Which is why giving it only 8 passenger cabins can help at the start. If they're not getting built that would put a damper on your migration.

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RE: Ship Design - 3/5/2012 7:55:04 AM   

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People tend to migrate to colonies which have low tax and high development levels.  So set tax to zero at destination colony and try to get your culture up there as well.

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RE: Ship Design - 4/22/2012 1:55:58 AM   


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While repair drones don't stack, It's worth noting that putting a few extra on board is beneficial. If you only have one, and it gets damaged, you're out of luck. If you have 3 and one gets damaged, you still get the benefits of one of them. This and the fact that they're so small means throwing 2 or 3 into your designs isn't a bad idea imo. Having multiple on board just reduces your chances of being left without.

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RE: Ship Design - 5/23/2012 4:31:47 PM   


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Hi there, bought this game 5 days ago and getting the hang of it (was experienced with 4x before, so not that hard).

I wonder, do people make specialized designs, and how? Playing as Zenox I usually make ships (in point blank-stance) with weapons that have high firepower but high damage reduction over range, and since their shields are superior I can deal a good pounding while dealing even more, and win. But what about other races? For example, is it worth to build missile boats with the race that has better thrusters and strike from as far as possible? Because if that works, I could save a lot by not putting heavy shields.

Enjoying the game a lot, so far my best moment was when a pirate cruiser attacked a young colony, only to be chewed by a silvermist that arrived soon after. Unfortunatedly the thing ate my colony as well XD


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