Post by phoenixraven on Jul 7, 2012 10:04:32 GMT -5
Another thing I have learned today: I can't see all the trades available, unless I have an outpost in the other players territory. I must infer that other players can see my trades if they have an outpost in my territory, since other players have traded with me, but I cannot see their trades. As a young nation, I must build more outposts to gain more trading partners to tech up quickly and join the battle. Hooray for boobies!
Post by phoenixraven on Aug 22, 2012 20:08:42 GMT -5
also, I'm going to copy paste most of what I have said to my b00b thread on the message board And begin! RS I will have diamonds for you next round. I'm thinking that this coal empire effort of mine might be a little too taxing, and I may be terraforming or changing coal strategies soon. I would have more trades up, but sadly am in anarchy because I cant choose a form of governance. I do like being able to scrap my trees for double coal and food tho, so I suppose thats a good reason for me to stay in anarchy with a green economy. I have way too much power to keep the diamonds flowing, so instead I put up coal trades for what I think I will need next cycle. I would think that just about everyone would need to trade for coal, so I don't expect to be putting too many coal trades up. When I do have the diamond trades up for things I need, no one seems to take them it's not that I cant change governments, but I haven't found one I liked as a coal miner. Technocracy costs me one power to have the sheild, and Im trying to run 2 refineries, 1 factory, green economy (to keep GM up for food), which is a lot of power. I have windmills on everything, but are generally useless because of lack of wind. I havent been able to tech up much, because of the steep costs of teching. the next tech Im trying to get, Bladerunning, requires 46 total resources, 6 refined and 40 unrefined. between the 12 hull I have, the 8 warehouses, 1 cellar, and 7 trees, that leaves me at 28 space (when its not raining), well short of the 46 I need for the next tech level. So now I'm considering that I should probably invest in more hull to increase my resource depth, but to do that I need loads of refined goods that are very difficult to trade for when mining coal and refining diamonds
Post by phoenixraven on Aug 26, 2012 1:53:08 GMT -5
Ok I rebuilt my factory, and 2 refineries. Being the greenie that I am I have them all windpowered! Here's the setup I have that shares windmills and I think is very effective: A=Academy (1) F=Factory (1) R=Refinery (2) w=Windmill (7)
AAw AwwR wFFRRR FFFRww FFwRRR
All of the buildings have at least 3 windmills on them, with the factory having 4. I used to have 8 windmills, so this new configuration is a little better. There might be a more efficient setup that uses 6 windmills, but I wanted to use the existing windmills I had instead of scrapping them and building new ones