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Best planets for minerals?
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:46:23 am »

What are the best planets/systems for Resources?
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Re: Best planets for minerals?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 07:45:02 am »

Generally, the systems orbiting the warmest (and biggest) stars are the richest in resources. They are also the most hazardous to mine, so be careful and save often.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 11:58:33 am »

Delta Tauri is the best system to hit as far as I remember.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005, 01:39:02 pm »

For starters you could check out Pluto, Jupiter's moons and Mercury.
The Centauri constellation is good for 1st mining trip.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 02:21:55 am »

Good call with Delta Tauri.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 03:44:57 am »

For more accurate information on this subject, you could always check out this map. Smiley

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/sc2/maps5.shtml
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Re: Best planets for minerals?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 12:21:36 pm »

This is an excellent resource for planning mining trips. It can find shortest fuel distance to a point and back (taking Quasispace into account if you wish) as well as having a listing of mineral resources throughout the quadrant.

That is, if you have the right plugin.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 09:01:28 pm »

Ilwrath space is a great place to get resources early on, even if it's a little hazardous. It's close to home, many of the systems are close together, and you can smash Ilwrath ships for extra resources. Just be sure to max out your thrusters before going there.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 09:06:13 pm »

Delta Tauri is da BOMB for mineral mining.

Like I say, though, it'd be very hard to go wrong checking out systems with white stars.  Check enough of them and you'll have more RU than you know what to do with.  Grin

Stay away from Centauri though unless you're planning on losing a lot of landers and men (unless of course you have some mods from the Melnorme for your landers).
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 09:13:10 pm »

You can do it if you're very skittish. Throw away fuel like it was nothing, and you won't lose many crew, let alone landers. Remember, you don't take damage while landing or taking off. The exotics will more than make up for the expense.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2005, 09:22:29 pm »

Aah, the wonders of the Druuge Exploit.. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 02:17:32 am »

I just started a new game (my second ever) and did the following:

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Mined sol, got engines.

Trip 1: Went to Alpha Centauri, mined the saphire/exotic worlds there. Back to earth.

Trip 2: To Wolf for bio (up-left of Sol) then straight to Delta Tauri. Then straight up, quite a bit, to get the UrQ pod and rainbow world, then I hit a nearby giant star to get Melnorme tech. Then back to Arilou space, mined a bit until the portal showed up. Went in and got the portal spawner. Back to earth.

Trip 3: Bought lots of hi-eff. fuel tanks. Warped up to Supox space, visited the 4 rainbow worlds at the arrow tip. Got the Caster. Called Melnorme and bought all tech. Warped down to Druuge, did the fuel trick. Back to earth.

Trip 4: Went to Alpha Centauri to see Melnorme, filled up with fuel (again). Back to Sol.



This gave me 'enough' RU and all the upgrades pretty fast. Date is Sept 55. Now I can concentrate on the quests (I hope it isn't too late to start with those now).
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005, 01:22:45 pm »

The point why I told Centauri systems are good for mining at the beginning, is that they're fairly close and if you leave the worst weathered planets alone, you get plenty of radioactives etc. without losing any landers or too many crew. Just pop in Alpha C to see the Melnorme, no mining there...
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Re: Best planets for minerals?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2005, 04:24:25 pm »

To late? Not at all.

I believe the record for the game is october of 55. If you have a maxed out ship, you can probably finish in less than six months. The game won't end (if you just sit in space and don't do the Utwig quest) till 59.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2005, 09:28:00 pm »

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This gave me 'enough' RU and all the upgrades pretty fast. Date is Sept 55. Now I can concentrate on the quests (I hope it isn't too late to start with those now).


You're fine.  You have until 2159 or 2160 to figure out the quests and complete them.

And this proves a point I keep saying in here to those who want the RU cheats - if that bothers you so much then you haven't mastered the game.

And the time record is October 05, 2155 if I recall correctly.  That was with knowing where all the stuff is, so if you're still trying to master the game you're doing pretty well if you feel set on RU by Sept 2155.
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