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inactive gas mining ships? - 7/19/2013 3:03:52 AM   
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Is it just me, or are gas mining ships just idling around the homeworld in mid game?

I tend to build a large surplus of gas mining stations - so this might be "as designed"... though if that is the case, I have to ask ... why? The private sector is paying their maintenance regardless, so wouldn't it make sense to have them mining for a small profit than doing nothing at all?

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RE: inactive gas mining ships? - 7/19/2013 3:59:22 AM   
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It is not just mid to late game. And not just gas mining ships. Ore ships aren't as bad but as gas mining ships but they are close. Both have a big tenacity to just idle. They are highly inefficient.

I have tried redesigning them several different ways and nothing seems to motivate them work more. I have reached the point that I am ready to obsolete them just so they won't be built.

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RE: inactive gas mining ships? - 7/19/2013 6:48:51 AM   
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Don't forget mining ships are just used when some resources is short.
When you got mining stations for all needed resources, sure the mining ships are idle. OK a player would assign these ships to mine some resources he don't need at moment or for luxury. Or he would send them to a distance colony/Starport.

But believe me Mining ships are used well. As Pirate i never build any Mining stations only Starport at Gas giants with Caslon/Hydrogen + 2 other. I build 3 mining ships for 1 Gas mining ship, and all ships are at work.

When you notice to many idle mining ship, why you don't scap them ?

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RE: inactive gas mining ships? - 7/19/2013 8:02:45 AM   
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When you notice to many idle mining ship, why you don't scap them ?

When controlling a full empire the only order you can assign to private ships is a "give to empire" command. You can't even scrap them.

And yeah, it's a pity the AI can't make intelligent use of them once your permanent mining facilities cover everything. =/ Here's to a better AI in DW2?

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RE: inactive gas mining ships? - 7/19/2013 11:50:21 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Starke

When controlling a full empire the only order you can assign to private ships is a "give to empire" command. You can't even scrap them.

And yeah, it's a pity the AI can't make intelligent use of them once your permanent mining facilities cover everything. =/ Here's to a better AI in DW2?


Actually you can scrap them, but not from selecting them on the map screen, you have to go to the ship interface window.

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RE: inactive gas mining ships? - 7/20/2013 12:36:05 AM   
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I didn't realize you could scrape them.

And I haven't played a pirate faction yet as I have focused on the non-pirate side of the game. So I'm going to try the pirate side and see if they work there.


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