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Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 3/27/2010 3:04:40 PM   
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I understand that resort bases only generate income if there is a colony "nearby", but what does that mean, exactly? Same system? Same sector? How far is the population willing to travel to go on vacation?

In my current game I've discovered two pretty goo scenic locations, but they are a sector or two away from the closest colony. Is it worth building?
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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 3/27/2010 3:10:16 PM   
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I think it means rather that you will get SOME tourists, but definitely not as many as you would get if there was a colony nearby.

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 4:16:00 AM   
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I'm confused about resort bases. I see one "scenery" site that's a black hole. Where would I build a resort base? On some planet/system near it? Is a resort base a starbase or a planetside thing, anyway?

Likewise, I see a "scenery" site that's an asteroid. I can see it on the "galaxy" minimap using the filter -- but I can't find it when I return to the main map. I guess it's just a notional asteroid orbiting the star in question? I see no planets in this system. Again, what do I do -- build a resort in a nearby system? Presumably at or near one of my colonies?

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 8:23:56 AM   
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On my current game as the space bunnies (Teekan) I'm making a load of cash building unarmed resort bases near OTHER empires' colonies. Hehehe

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 12:32:04 PM   
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Grotius, the black hole has an accretion disc (the purple bit). If you build a resort base just outside here, it will do it's job (the same with research bases too, to get a research bonus).

If you start to build inside the disc, or move any ships inside this 'area of no return' you will have to say bye bye to it

As long as it's close to the black hole and not inside the disc, you're safe.

The best way to go to an asteroid you have found that has resort base potential is to click on it in the galaxy map (F5) once you have filtered "scenic locations" in the drop down menu.

Then click the "go to selected item" button. You might need to zoom in on the asteroid, but it's there

Alternatively, select it in the normal galaxy view, and right-click it to get it to the centre of the screen, then zoom in.

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 3:25:27 PM   
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Thanks, Webbco. I've tried a dozen times to find this pesky little asteroid. I click on the galaxy map (the yellow dot that appears when I choose the "scenic locations" filter), and that brings me not to the asteroid, but to the star the asteroid orbits. I then zoom in/around the store, and I can't find the asteroid. I guess I just need to look harder?

Also, can we build more than one resort base at an attraction? For that matter, can I build more than one research lab at a black hole, with each lab doing different specialties? If so, why would I ever choose to research at an anomaly with a smaller research percentage?

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 3:38:06 PM   
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...Also, can we build more than one resort base at an attraction? For that matter, can I build more than one research lab at a black hole, with each lab doing different specialties? If so, why would I ever choose to research at an anomaly with a smaller research percentage?


You can with research, not sure about resorts.

So you don't have all your research in one place. Would be a bitch if you lost that system. And if you first find a smaller % bonus, why demolish the base? It's not like it's going to wast.

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 4:03:49 PM   
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quote:

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Thanks, Webbco. I've tried a dozen times to find this pesky little asteroid. I click on the galaxy map (the yellow dot that appears when I choose the "scenic locations" filter), and that brings me not to the asteroid, but to the star the asteroid orbits. I then zoom in/around the store, and I can't find the asteroid. I guess I just need to look harder?


Asteroids and asteroids field are very dark grey on the solar system map, rather hard to find, especially if you're looking for just one isolated asteroid.

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/3/2010 4:54:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grotius

Thanks, Webbco. I've tried a dozen times to find this pesky little asteroid. I click on the galaxy map (the yellow dot that appears when I choose the "scenic locations" filter), and that brings me not to the asteroid, but to the star the asteroid orbits. I then zoom in/around the store, and I can't find the asteroid. I guess I just need to look harder?


Asteroids and asteroids field are very dark grey on the solar system map, rather hard to find, especially if you're looking for just one isolated asteroid.

Just click the "zoom to 100%" button next to the mini map (hotkey: home) after the "Go to item location" button. I think the scenic asteroids always stand out as large blue or yellow asteroids in the field. Some fields have several colored asteroids but only one of them will have a special name, which is the name displayed in the galaxy map screen when you select the location.

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/4/2010 7:35:34 AM   
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Good tip Idgar!

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/4/2010 3:41:49 PM   
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Ah, I'll try that. Thanks!

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RE: Resort Bases - How Far Is Too Far? - 4/4/2010 7:04:16 PM   
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the "Home" key also zooms to 100%. It's a handy shortcut key. Delete I believe takes you to sector level zoom and End takes you all the way out.

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