From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Alright, so I bought Distant World a while ago, played it a bit and then decided to wait for a few patches. Now I've picked it up again, but I have a couple of questions that I hope someone here can answer.
1) In my current game, I'm playing as humans, and a couple of my early colonizations have been planets inhabited by Securans. Since they breed faster than humans, and since I'd prefer humans to stay the dominant species in my empire, I want to make sure that any future colony ships are built on human planets. Therefore, instead of using the colony planner to order colony ships to be built, I'm just building a bunch on my capital planet. However, I can't order them to colonize, using the colonization planner. They just sit idly in my home system, while the colony planner tells me that there are no free colony ships. What am I doing wrong here?
2) I still don't quite understand research. I know the difference between potential and actual research, but I don't understand what the numbers actually mean. Are they research points per year? Per month?
3) Is there some way to see how many and which trade goods a colony receives? If I mine a luxury good in one colony, can I expect that good to be distributed to all my colonies, or just a few of them?
4) As I understand it, the price of a ship component depends on the galaxy wide price of the resources required for that component. If that's the case, what's the point of mining anything but luxury resources, seeing as how your own supply doesn't influence the price?
Thanks in advance. :)