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Jabbas WhOr3
02-08-2006, 08:56 PM
Does everyone here have a mining facility on every planet they own?
Do people here have more than one mining facility on any planets?

How much income do these things produce anyway?

popcorn2008
02-08-2006, 09:11 PM
I have found that it's more effective to place mines on planets that are high in income and have surplus building slots. As it is good practice to build a barracks and light/heavy factory on a planet for the garrison units.

If anything is left over than a mine is nice.

Jabbas WhOr3
02-08-2006, 09:35 PM
Ok next part, if once a light factory has unlocked a heavy factory, then the heavy is built can I sell the light one to make room for something different?

popcorn2008
02-08-2006, 09:49 PM
Yes you can, but if that heavy factory is destroyed then you will have to start all over again building.

Kokosmakroon
02-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Can you build mining facillitys in Asteroid fields?

enterman
02-09-2006, 03:06 PM
Can you build mining facillitys in Asteroid fields?
im preety sure u cant

Leron
02-09-2006, 03:15 PM
I think that building mines in the asteroid fields is imposible in the original game, but in the EU asteroids were a perfect place for shipyards and mining aoperations... just remember KOTOR 2... but I suppose that mining facility should be not a ground building? but a kind of a space station(there's no ground in the asteroid field :)))

Kokosmakroon
02-09-2006, 03:18 PM
Yeah thats what I was aiming at , a sort of mining space station. better hope it doesn't blow up like in Kotor 2 though * asuming it's in :P

Pezzy
02-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Can you build mining facillitys in Asteroid fields?

From the EAW (http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swempireatwar/indexFlash.html) homepage - The Fleets section:

Asteroid Mining Facility
Asteroid Mining Facility
Other Structure
"Where one may see a flying rock to be avoided, another may see resources to be exploited."


So, it looks like you could be able to build something like that.

Leron
02-10-2006, 01:10 PM
eah! that's great! asteroid fields will be useful at least 100% :)) shipyard and mining station... cool:))
2 Kokosmakroon
Remember in Kotor 2, miners were harvesting some sort of flammable ore or gas? :)) not every asteroid feield would have that sort of ore :)) otherwise... enemy fleet enter the system... first shoot and booooooooom:)) everyone is dead, nobody's win :)))

Kokosmakroon
02-10-2006, 01:36 PM
Wich would be quite a spectacular view :D

Darth_Extas
02-10-2006, 01:47 PM
I am with popcorn on this one, I build at most one on the high income planets e.g. coruscant. Also If I have time I would build a hypervelocity cannon(Mod only). As for the Astroid Mining Facility, I have not tried it, but I might as well. The extra income from the Mining Facilities can help a lot with income, thus I get stronger fleet & defences.

Leron
02-10-2006, 02:30 PM
well and what about the cloud city? remember? that's some kind of minig facility too!
In one mod I saw some Gas giant with no surface.... And Tatooine do you remeber hy the sandcrawlers appear on it? it's from first minig company, they foubd that ore from tatooine is useless, so the left their equipment to the jawas... so I guess that Tatooine shouldn't have a big income from mines...

Darth_Extas
02-10-2006, 02:34 PM
Well like Bespin, I would not need it, due to high income, I would just focus on most other things, like getting the planets around it once I have it. Bespin is a gas planet so I could just as easily build a fleet to help defend. And Technicly the reason for the high income, is gas mining.

jedi3112
02-10-2006, 03:04 PM
Conquer the planet in the upper left corner, that one doubles the income from all mining on all of your planets. I always build mines on empty slots, but in the latest bryant & ghost's mod you can only build 1 mine per planet. Though I have seen planets that already have a mining income even when you haven't build any mines.

My basic tactic is to conquer as many planets as close near the rebels as I can, as to draw a border (use Veers and Piett). That way the rebels can't get into my new Empire. After that I move inward and capture the planets that remain (use stromtroopers for that, if you have any left). Once I've done this, my tactics can vary.

Options are:

1 go military, this means that I go after the planets that build the big ships. I always try to get at least one of them and get a hypergun on all of these planets. If I have all 4 of them, I have taken out the rebel MC cruisers.

2 go economical, this means I go after the smuggler producing planets. After I have all of them, the rebels can't replace any smugglers they might lose. I don't even need bounty hunters to kill them, Boba can do the job.

3 go after high value planets, though you might want to switch to option 2 later on when smugglers take away lots of income (check it out every once in a while and see what you lose on them)

4 go after nice bonus planets, that little extra firepower for your AT-ATs in always nice. Endor (deflecting blaster fire for AT-ST, AT-PT and AT-AA) is a really good planet to have when playing as the Empire, but not as good as Kuat (can build ISD as well as cheaper ISD), and Ryloth is also good (health bonus for stormtroopers and can build bounty hunters).

5 go after the high buildings planets, the more buildings they have the better they can be defended and the more extra slots for mines. The max space station size also helps for defense. Face it, the more hits it can take, the moer shots your hypergun can fire. Though in the demo the buildings are restricted to max 6 per planet otherwise you get an exception when defending/invading one.

Jabbas WhOr3
02-10-2006, 06:35 PM
Good tips there, thanks!

jedi3112
02-11-2006, 06:35 AM
Good tips there, thanks!

You're welcome, I found it really annoying to keep hiring bounty hunters to take out the smugglers, so I developed some tactics for this. Same goes with the big ships. Besides in the demo the big ships builders have 3 slots, allowing for a hypergun. And a hypergun combined with a level 5 space station equals total destruction of the rebel fleet