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Captain Smith

Re: Surviving the Early Game
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2003, 04:16:01 am »


Well what is the difference then? As far as I can tell, there is no advantage of dynamos over shiva furnaces, because, as far as I can tell, all either of them do is regen energy, and the shiva does it much better.

Well as explained once upon a time, to put it in a nutshell, the dynamos effect the rate of generation while the furnaces cover the amount of energy generated.  Add dynamos, you increase your rate of energy generation - it benefits you to have 3 dynamos along with some furnaces.

Some info I posted once upon a time when the formula used within the game was posted by the developers:
Some statements I can make out of seeing the numbers (if my calcs were all right)  This is assuming plugging in the appropriate numbers and following the formula out:

1) It is useless to have more than 3 dynamos.
2) The system acts in this way.  The dynamos increase the factor.  The furnaces doubles this factor for each furnace added.
3) For 8 spots, doing the math, the presence of the 3 dynamos really add up, almost doubling the power refresh rate.  This is really an impactful change.

The stats - dynamo factors (assuming no furnaces installed): 0 = .1 1 = .125 2 = .166 3 or greater .25

The stats - furnace effects: 1 furnace on it's own is .2, 1 furnace and 1 dynamo is .25, 2 furnaces is .3 (should be enough samples for you to get the general idea).

Hope this helps.
Captain Smith

Re: Surviving the Early Game
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2003, 04:21:57 am »

As mentioned once upon a time, here's the particulars to make use of this info to get the highest energy regeneration:

< 4 spots available for energy generation - use furnaces.
4 is a tossup.
> 4 spots available for energy generation - make sure you have the 3 dynamos.
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Re: Surviving the Early Game
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2003, 05:23:31 am »

All right thanks a lot that's really helpful. Smiley
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