From: Lindsay, Ontario
ORIGINAL: Hattori Hanzo
it's always a good choice to retrofit alien mining stations: instant free money from the private sector !!!
Disagree, unless you enjoy being saddled with a lot of mediocre mining locations eating up the private sector revenue, or all the messages and tied-up freighters that result from upgrading 30+ stations outside your original borders.
Better to just scrap all of them and build your own, upgraded stations only where warranted (which is probably no more than 10 locations, unless it's extremely late game.
I also design everything manually, including private bases and ships, so I usually have two or three different designs for ore bases, luxury bases, gas bases, and combinations of those; some armed, some with long range scanners, some completely barebones and expendable (usually non-fuel stations very close to colonies). Figuring out where all of those should go is far easier with the expansion planner and map than it is going through a bunch of existing locations and upgrading.
< Message edited by bubb_tubbs -- 1/1/2019 9:18:35 PM >