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Kio Hazel
Posted - 2011.07.06 06:33:00 - [1]

Hi. Im doing PI for a couple of months. I tried 5 x P2 planets and 1 factory planet with P3 chain, then I switched to 6 x P2 planets. Atm all my planets are in 0.0. I can dig about 2 x 21k+ p0 per hour (avg), and I have 2 x 3 basic reprocesors and 3 x advanced. My factory chain can process 2 x 18k of p0 per hour. Im using 23hrs cycles. Im not sure if my setup is optimal. What setups do u use?

djenghis jan
Posted - 2011.07.06 07:59:00 - [2]

Edited by: djenghis jan on 06/07/2011 08:07:12
Do you minimize game time/ unit or real time/unit? I tend to minimize the amount of clicking (game time) so i match average extractor output with factory input to produce a full spaceport in the interval that i wish to visit the customs office, say 4 days. The problem is of course that the buffer storage is 5k and the factory takes 3k. Once i have trained a few skills to 5 i will write a small program to calculate the optimum configuration of extractor-buffer-factory. You can also throttle the output of the extractors by setting the time longer that your spaceport-visit interval but that increases the circles, hmmmm

Posted - 2011.07.06 17:02:00 - [3]

If this is all you are going to do, first off, im sorry, secondly, this post will not help you.

I have my planets on a 24 hr cycle so that i can just reset them once a day and have them still run indefinately. I make 10 units of coolant, etc. an hour so over all i make about 8 mil a week per planet (a week is about how often i like to pick up). Accross two characters it comes out to 100 mil a week or 400 mil a month. I find this to be quite respectible since this is not my main money making method but rather just something thats always going on whilst im mining/missioning/camping/whatever.

Also, it should be noted that launch pads take the same power as stoarge units but have twice the capacity.

Again, this is more for someone that does not do planetary all the time. if you do it all the time then the most effecient thing would be to work the extractor for muliples of 6k raw and build factories to suit. though if all youre doing it planetary you might be willing to skip tbhe factories altogether.


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