I just got DW and RotS about a week ago. I've been having a lot of problems with pirates and space creatures attacking my mining stations. I searched the forum, but couldn't find anything on this.
The manual states the need for mining stations to be protected. Makes sense, so, in my current game I decided to do something about it. I started building frigates like crazy and was giving them a mission of patrolling my mining stations. I have 27 mining stations. I'm setting up one frigate to patrol each station, and am working to increase that number to 2 frigates, or 1 destroyer.
I realize the best way to beat pirates is to destroy their bases, but they keep showing up. It's kind of a pain to assign frigates to patrol each and every mining station, so, at the risk of sounding lazy, is there a better way? What happens if they get low on fuel while patrolling? Do they leave the patrol on their own and leave my station unprotected? Do I need to manage refueling?
I need some advice on protecting my unarmed mining stations.
Also, the game builds mining stations on it own, right? I don't see anywhere stop automation of mining station building, so I'll know when new ones are built and can send frigates immediately to protect it.
I'm getting Legends this week. Maybe it'll change the way to manage this.
Thanks in advance.
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