I ran into an issue when wanting to build a bigger station.
Here's the required resource list :
But here's what my Construction ship picked up :
137 Steel (+50)
92 Polymer (+50)
62 Silicon (+50)
38 Gold (+25)
20 Helium (+13)
1 Lead (-2!)
So, obviously, my Construction ship got stuck waiting for those 2 Lead... for 9 months, until an independent freighter arrived!
If I stopped my construction ship, and ordered it to repair the station, it would go back to the planet, come back with 2 extra lead (only), which would take 2 and a half months instead. (the independent freighter would still deliver the lead)
I also noticed that after a while, various freighters would end up delivering every kind of resource to the station, and both times :
50 of Silicon, Polymer, Lead, Tyderios, Iridium, Steel, Dilithium Crystal and Chromium.
25 of Osalia, Carbon Fibre, Aculon, Argon, Krypton, Emeros Crystal, Nekros Stone, Gold (and probably Helium).
This could take two years.
It would seem that those would be added on top of cargo storage (same thing happened with a 350 storage mining station as well with a 6300 storage mining station, both otherwise full with gas), though I saw twice freighters failing to deliver resources to a station. (incomplete without Reactor because of lack of Lead) Those resources just seemed to disappear.
So my guess is that these resources are delivered with the idea that the station might need to be upgraded eventually? (They somehow upgrade themselves, right? Edit : Yes, they do, at 2 components per 6-7 days, which (coincidence?) is also my current construction yard speed : 200) Though that's 625 resources total, much more than was needed to build the station in the first place!
Note that this time, the 6300 cargo station seemed to hold about 25k of all three gases combined, which is about 4x its supposed cargo.
< Message edited by BlueTemplar -- 6/15/2014 11:04:26 AM >