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BBQfire
Posted - 2010.06.24 20:37:00 - [1]
 

I read that planets do have a regeneration rate and so I have some questions that where not answered in my search.

  • Is a planet refilled like the mining belts at downtime - can you somehow know what the regeneration rate is?

  • What happens if a planet "depletes" - how long will it take to find usefull deposites again?

cyborg527
The Scope
Posted - 2010.06.24 20:53:00 - [2]
 

I don't think planets deplete, you just get less from them if more people are on the same planets you're on.

Clansworth
Good Rock Materials
Posted - 2010.06.24 20:56:00 - [3]
 

It's been mentioned by the devs that planets DO deplete, but that there is a fixed minimum resource level they will get too, and not deplete further.

Vasundhara
Posted - 2010.06.24 20:58:00 - [4]
 

I've seen a lot of varying info on the forums about this. I think I recall someone from CCP saying it is like digging a hole while someone else is filling the hole in, if you dig faster than they fill you start to diminish the resource. I suspect that the heatmaps as they were on day 1 are the level the planet 'fills' up to such that if a hotspot were killed off and then abandoned it would eventually grow back to its former glory. I also think there is some invisible grid that determines the amount of resources at any given location. I'd wager that CCP is fairly generous on what it takes to really drag down a hotspot but I have not yet observed this mechanic.

One thing I noticed that may support this theory is how resources correlate to actual features on the planet. Someone else take a look at where Felsic Magma hotspots appear on lava planets. From what I saw it looked like the places where you could actually see lava on the planet graphic generally corresponded to the hotspots on the heatmap.

Nullity
Gallente
Posted - 2010.06.25 06:23:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Vasundhara


One thing I noticed that may support this theory is how resources correlate to actual features on the planet. Someone else take a look at where Felsic Magma hotspots appear on lava planets. From what I saw it looked like the places where you could actually see lava on the planet graphic generally corresponded to the hotspots on the heatmap.

I don't know if that's true. I was looking at a lava planet today and the visual lava hotspots didn't match up at all with the heat signatures for felsic magma.

MarieFrance Tessier
Posted - 2010.06.25 06:55:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Nullity
Originally by: Vasundhara


One thing I noticed that may support this theory is how resources correlate to actual features on the planet. Someone else take a look at where Felsic Magma hotspots appear on lava planets. From what I saw it looked like the places where you could actually see lava on the planet graphic generally corresponded to the hotspots on the heatmap.

I don't know if that's true. I was looking at a lava planet today and the visual lava hotspots didn't match up at all with the heat signatures for felsic magma.


It definitely does, especially on the dark brown+yellow lava planets, the felsic plasma and metals are roughly aligned with the hot parts, the suspended plasma roughly aligned with the cold parts.

Likewise the bands in gas planets are striated, and certain biomes on terrestrial planets support different types of life forms (plus the bacteria on aquatic plantes only lives at certain latitudes).

I am also very interested in how close together extractors have to be to essentially interfere with eachother. Is there any data on this yet?

Ryuga VonRhaiden
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.25 08:52:00 - [7]
 

as there are "pockets" of resources, probably all the extractors in those pockets use the same resource pool (obviously extractors on the "peak" area of the pocket would probably still get more than those in the peripheral area, thet depends on [adv.] planetology skill)...

Ivorr Bigun
Posted - 2010.06.25 09:46:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: MarieFrance Tessier

I am also very interested in how close together extractors have to be to essentially interfere with eachother. Is there any data on this yet?


Im also interested in this.

Im running 24 planets (not for much longer if the click-fest doesnt get sorted but i tangent ugh) and my facilites are all as close as possible. These frees up large amounts of grid for extra extractors etc.
Lava are by far the best for this as you can build about 20km away from each other. All my extractors pull roughly the same amount out. I havnt managed to contact anyone using the same planets as me yet to find out if there hugely spread networks are pulling more than my close knit.

Maewei Balducci
Posted - 2010.06.25 15:40:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Maewei Balducci on 25/06/2010 15:41:21
as i saw, planet deplete after each survey, and regen after 3-4 days.

i saw lots of links being dead because of regeneration. sometimes the new rate is too much for the link, or if the extractor use more than 1 link there will be non routed bonus.
for me, on planets i'm alone, regen is about half i lost on these days.

if there isn't enough extractors on the same spot, there will be no depletion. (got a planet like this on HS)
i even saw planets getting regen all time (after survey), i mean more than the initial number, but only on the test server.


 

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