Psionic Technology

Research and Development in SotS2.
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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Betatrack » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:18 am

For me the description is perfectly clear (maybe I worded my first post badly). I just have no idea what it does mechanically. Like what powers it unlocks or bonuses it gives or whatever.

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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Mecron » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:22 am

so you are unclear on how much of an increase to research speed it gives?

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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Betatrack » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:59 am

Is that what it does? From the description I thought it had something to do with surveying planets.

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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Nspace » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:05 am

As far as I know, Farsense allows you to see what is going on with planets in systems which you don't have a ship or a station. I'm not sure what the range is.

I'm guessing Mecron was thinking about the research bonus you get with Telepathy.
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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by burn » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:27 pm

Nspace wrote:As far as I know, Farsense allows you to see what is going on with planets in systems which you don't have a ship or a station.


Pretty much what I was thinking, it's just probably not particularly effective. Can we not see the details change per turn, once the system has been surveyed, regardless of having a ship in the system? I know I've had that happen without having said system be within sensor range, but I don't remember if I had Farsense in those instances.

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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Nspace » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:23 pm

I was trying to experiment with it last night to get more exact information, but in all my saved games I failed the roll for Farsense. :( I'm going to start a game as the Liir tonight to try it out.

But going off of my hazy memory of times I've researched it in the past, I think Farsense gives you the same type of information you would get with an allied planet or on an enemy planet when you have one of your ships in the system. So more detail than just what you see via sensors, though again I haven't confirmed that with my play recently.
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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by Mecron » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:46 pm

lol sorry I was thinking about telepathy for some reason...brain fart from scanning too many posts....carry on :oops:

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Re: Psionic Technology

Post by burn » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:06 pm

I just tested it and there's no difference. You indeed can see planetary details as you wish once the system is surveyed.

Mecron wrote:lol sorry I was thinking about telepathy for some reason...brain fart from scanning too many posts....carry on :oops:


Well then! Perhaps you can give the definitive answer. I heard it was just not working yet months ago.

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