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Planetary Mnemonic
« on: April 01, 2006, 06:01:15 am »

Remember that planetary mnemonic? "Very Young Orangutans Could Grow Bananas, Perhaps Rather Well"? This would tell you the relative mineral value of a planet? Can someone tell me what all of these stood for? In all of these years of playing, I never figured them all out. Was it this? Can anyone confirm or deny?

V=Violet (or Viridian?)
Y=Yellow
O=Orange
C=Cyan
G=Green
B=Blue
P=Pink (or Purple?)
R=Red
W=White

And which are the best/worst? V is the worst, W is the best?
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Re: Planetary Mnemonic
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2006, 06:52:18 am »

Reverse;  Violet stood a chance of being a Pelucid world which would sometimes have a small amount of exotics.  Yellows were often Lanthanides or Treasure worlds.  White were either dust worlds or gas giants.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 01:20:10 am »

Yeah, that phrase screwed with me too. The only rule I ever took as absolute with planets was "Always check yellow and orange worlds".
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 08:12:09 am »

For me, i always checked Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Orange worlds,,,
here is my line of thought behind my choosing

Red = Ruby Worlds
Green = Emerald Worlds or a world with lifeforms
Blue = Saphire Worlds or a world with lifeforms
Yellow = Treasure Worlds
Orange = Radioactive Worlds

As you can see i only pick up 3 kinds of minerals...
Exotics
Radioactives
Precious Metals

and of course lifeforms (even if i have bought everything from the Melnorme Cheesy )


Just to give you guys a hint, most of the Ruby, Saphire, and Emerald worlds I find are the bottom left area of the starmap and a few are also around some Supergiant stars
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Re: Planetary Mnemonic
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 02:41:14 pm »

I think the mnemonic meant something like:
Delta Tauri and Alpha Centauri are great.

Not sure though...
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Re: Planetary Mnemonic
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 03:26:11 am »

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I think the mnemonic meant something like:
Delta Tauri and Alpha Centauri are great.

Not sure though...

Yeah, that's the one I use nowadays.  Nice and easy to remember.
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