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Zenwa
Posted - 2011.04.21 11:21:00 - [1]
 

I've been gone from the game for a couple of years and finally managed to get back to it. I started playing around with the Planetary Interaction and from all the guides / videos i've seen and read i think i get a hang of it.

Now though one thing i didn't notice in the guides i read is that do certain planets provide a better yield for certain raw materials? i.e. Do Oceanic planets provide a better yield for Auqeuos Liquids compare to a Barren planet?

Loki Sei
Posted - 2011.04.21 12:16:00 - [2]
 

That would be the purpose of the white bars next to the material in the scan report.

Nuadi
Posted - 2011.04.21 12:17:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Zenwa
Do Oceanic planets provide a better yield for Auqeuos Liquids compare to a Barren planet?


That is a good rule of thumb but in practice you may find a barren planet with a higher concentration than an oceanic, so it's a good idea to survey your planets to ensure the rule holds up.

What I do is shrink the scanning slider to it's smallest size and inch it forward just until all the white disappears. I take note of that point using the ticks above the slider.

Olamma
Posted - 2011.04.21 12:32:00 - [4]
 

Ah ok thanks for the replies. Guess i'll do some more scanning to make sure i'm picking the planets with the bigger concentrations. But it would be nice in the guides if there was a basic list of which planets are best for each raw material. Would help out the newbies in PI a bit more. Razz

VaMei
Posted - 2011.04.21 15:30:00 - [5]
 

Do the white bars represent resource concentration, rate of regeneration, or both?

I'm assuming that they represent concentration only, and regen is either fixed by planet type & system sec, or random with no solid indication. After the PI changes I just re-built on the planets I had. Aside from those 5 planets I don't have any experience with how resource regeneration compares on similar planets.

Nuadi
Posted - 2011.04.21 15:44:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: VaMei
Do the white bars represent resource concentration, rate of regeneration, or both?

I'm assuming that they represent concentration only, and regen is either fixed by planet type & system sec, or random with no solid indication. After the PI changes I just re-built on the planets I had. Aside from those 5 planets I don't have any experience with how resource regeneration compares on similar planets.


I haven't tested this since they changed the extractors to ECUs. However, before that fix the color of the planet indicated concentration which was yeild / cycle and the resource bars on the left indicated regeneration level.

I'm assuming that's still the case today but I haven't had time to fully test that out. It's very hard to find a pair of planets within close proximity that have similar concentrations but different resource levels.

Versipellis
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ETERNAL LUX
Posted - 2011.04.22 09:42:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Versipellis on 22/04/2011 09:43:02
My humble opinion is that the best place for the best yield you get on a planet is the hottest spot (and they change in time while you are extracting) The raws on each planet type are distributed logicly. For example the planet closest to the star is often a magmatic planet with high concentration of heavy metals. Or oceanic planets for liquids.

I didn't search too many planets BUT i honostly don' t think you can find more liquid concentration on a barren or gas planet compared to an oceanic planet.

Again if we have to compare between two oceanic planets, assume they have the same white bar for liquids : There still is a chance you find a "hotter" spot on the lower concentration planet for the liquids. It means you may extract more from that spot on that planet. BUT you can't count on a single or two "perfect" hot spots because it depletes. So your best bet is to count on the white bar lenght and position your ECU to cover more then 1 hot spot of your desired raw material.


 

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