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asteroid field - 4/18/2014 3:59:52 PM   


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I have come across an asteroid field which has..the best set of resources I think I have ever seen...tons of things I need and all extremely high %.

I see that I can build mining stations on them, which is great, however my question is.. are the asteroid fields any different than planets? Will the resources in the field deplete/ run out? Is it a good move to build mines in an asteroid field in general?

Thanks a bunch.
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RE: asteroid field - 4/18/2014 4:03:44 PM   

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Don't really see the need too.Metals are not rare.


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RE: asteroid field - 4/18/2014 4:36:56 PM   


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I don't bother building mining stations on asteroids. If you have a spaceport at a planet close by, same or neighbouring system, your private ships will mine there just fine.

And yes, I do believe resources can deplete, I have seen it happening on planets, would be kind of weird if asteroids would not deplete.




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RE: asteroid field - 4/18/2014 4:59:36 PM   

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Deplete is a event and not some tracked element.


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RE: asteroid field - 4/18/2014 5:54:35 PM   


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deplete is an event, as Ashvery76 said. if you don't have the resource then yes i would.

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RE: asteroid field - 4/19/2014 4:12:26 AM   

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Pretty much the only asteroids I ever pay any attention to are the specials with high Scenery bonuses. Build a Resort Base there that has a Mining component and all needs are met.
The average asteroids aren't worth building a station at for just the single resource. Let your Mining Ships take care of that for you.

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RE: asteroid field - 4/19/2014 8:30:51 AM   

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The disadvantage asteroids have is that they have only one type of resource, usually metals. But you can usually get multiple metals at barren rocky planets, so a mine there will get you multple resource types.

Especially at the start of a pre-warp game location may be more important than mining efficiency, so if the only nearby source of a metal is an asteroid then build a mine on it. You can always scrap it later. If you are plagued by pirates then keeping your mines in a few systems which you can defend is a useful tactic, and again asteroids can be useful for this.

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RE: asteroid field - 4/21/2014 3:12:35 PM   


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Ice asteroids are the only ones I've mined directly. Found a 99% Dilithium Crystal asteroid. Nice.

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