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Posted - 2011.08.10 03:22:00 - [1]

Has anyone else noticed the difference in power usage with planets? I can set-up extractors quite far apart on Lava planets, but on a Gas I get very little distance. I can't even use all of my extractor heads when the extractors are butted right up against the launch pad.....just wondering if anyone else noticed.

JaneDoe 121
Posted - 2011.08.10 03:37:00 - [2]

Size... gas planet are gigantic compared to rocky planets.

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2011.08.10 03:42:00 - [3]

I recommend avoiding planets over 25k

Posted - 2011.08.10 03:55:00 - [4]

But still...when I have the extractors right against the launchpad....they take up way more power per extractor head.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.10 04:22:00 - [5]

It's. The. Size.

Building sizes and building minimum gap scales with planet size.
The larger the planet, the longer the minimum link length is, the more power it uses up.

Posted - 2011.08.10 08:43:00 - [6]

The PI screen is deceiving. It makes you believe that a tiny barren planet is the same radius as a gas giant.

Larger radius means a larger circumference. If you need to hook up across 1/4 of a gas giant then that means that distance traveled is much greater than the 1/4 of the planet on a barren planet.

Who'd have thought paying attention in Geometry class would help with a video game, eh?


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