Engineering Technology

Research and Development in SotS2.
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Engineering Technology

Post by Goomich » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:20 pm

It wouldn't be handy at all because trade mechanics changed.

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by feld » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:35 pm

I guess I don't understand why. What it did in Prime, IIRC, was add two trade lines to an uninhabitted system. In SotS2 you could put them in systems after researching deep space construction and they could be available along with science and mining stations as construction options.

Oh right. The trade mechanic in Sots1 didn't require trade goods. I guess you could make the trade station extend the trade range but that is a great pile of meh.

Got it. Thanks.

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Simetra » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:00 pm

And because there are no trade sectors anymore, you couldn't even build freighters for those no pop trade stations.

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Naja » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:59 am

Question about the Orbital Dry Docks and Materials Applications technologies:

It says they reduce the construction costs of ships. Does that mean they cost less money to build, or does it just mean you can build them faster?

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Post by Treliant » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:53 am

From what I've seen it means you build them faster, they require less "construction" points to build not fewer credits.

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Naja » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:04 pm

So are there any technologies that reduce starship maintenance or construction costs?

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Drowsy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm

I believe your government type does its part in that :)

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Darkwing dack » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 pm

Why Supply DN don't require DN construction?

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Mecron » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:20 am

Can you build them without it?

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Azrael Ultima » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:27 am

At least SolForce can't, though it's a bit odd (from a gameplay perspective) you can research that specific tech before you can actually do anything with it.
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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Goomich » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:38 am

Azrael Ultima wrote:At least SolForce can't, though it's a bit odd (from a gameplay perspective) you can research that specific tech before you can actually do anything with it.


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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by caddybear » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:29 am

To be fair we figure out how some things might be possible long before we actually develop the correct materials for the job. Design is a very complicated business, especially on the cutting edge.
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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Darkwing dack » Thu May 16, 2013 9:09 am

Is it true, that orbital drydocks, doesn`t make Leviathans cheaper?

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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Azrael Ultima » Thu May 16, 2013 10:50 am

Given that it isn't possible to even build them without that tech, what purpose would that serve? You'd never build a LV without the reduction. Might as well just set their base cost to that and not give one.
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Re: Engineering Technology

Post by Darkwing dack » Thu May 16, 2013 7:42 pm

Can you build more than 1 Flagship CnC?


<TechBonus techID="ENG_Orbital_Drydocks" dnproduction="-0.1" crproduction="-0.1"/>
Why there isn`t Leviathan reduction? :googly:

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