View Full Version : animal nursery??????????????/

12-10-2001, 04:58 PM
eh, what's the point of the animal nursery? do i kill the nerfs and reach tech level 2 quicker or do i wait until i have like 100 carbon and use the carbon to build the nursery and "nurse" the nerfs?

12-10-2001, 11:32 PM
If there's only a few Nerfs around (like 4 or 6) then just kill them all and get the food quick. If there's a whole bunch around, then still kill 4 or so to help reach Tech 2 quickly but put the rest in a nursery. I generally don't bother with a Nursery unless I see I'll have like 8 or more Nerfs to put in it. However, if you're going to do some sort of early rush involving Mounted Troopers you'll Nursery at some point...

12-11-2001, 05:06 AM
agreed if you get loadsa nerfs then a nursery is worthwhile...if you only have five or so then kill those mo'f*ckas!!!

12-11-2001, 10:23 AM
not me i like to have a scondary food supply in case my farms are attacked

sure they don't make much food but with all the upgrades they can give you a niece pice of meat every few minuets

12-11-2001, 11:11 AM
drake is right. The best strategy is to just garrison them, or use a few for food at first, but only do that for 203 of them. Better to put them in animal nursery because you get more food from them, IMO.

12-11-2001, 01:50 PM
thanks it's nice to see someone besidees duder or warlord agree with me and nice banner by the way

but if you have one bantha it's just better to kill it then then just waste food when you need it

12-11-2001, 02:06 PM
in the later levels, it can give you like 50 food/ min, which is vital in a fight. Thanks for the nice banner compliment, I am going to ask eets to modify it slightly so it looks better, like adding another good picture or two.

12-11-2001, 03:18 PM
poor eet's
he's going to have banner orders untill chrismas

looks like eet's is going to play santa for awhile :p

12-12-2001, 11:20 AM
I'm jewish. I see a Santa, he is dead got it?

12-12-2001, 04:11 PM
i'm so sorry hevay arms but if you kill santa then i'm going to have to destory something jewish

no offense but if you kill my main man then somethings going to break

and i'm not kidding either :mad:

12-12-2001, 04:26 PM
all right... i'll let the big boy live... for now.....

Supreme Warlord
12-12-2001, 10:08 PM
Man if you kill my Santa, dude then I am with Captain Drake. I got to have my Civilization three first then you can kill him:D :D :D

12-13-2001, 09:04 AM
hey warlord i have civ three and it rocks

12-13-2001, 02:02 PM
well, I can go kill kwanza kevin then right?

12-13-2001, 02:14 PM
sure go ahaead chop his bloodey head of for all i care

and i'll even let you kill one of santas evles :saberb: :saberr: :saberg:

Supreme Warlord
12-14-2001, 11:07 AM
I am with Captain Drake again. WHo blood cares about him? I care about my bloody Santa!:D I love talking in the ways of Ship Captain does.

12-14-2001, 11:12 AM
sigh... another spammed thread...

Supreme Warlord
12-14-2001, 11:46 AM
HEY YOU WERE SPAMMING FIRST! You started to say "I will kill Santa" Man take responability

12-14-2001, 01:28 PM
SirBlack has the right idea.

Some numbers for you:

Droids eating nerfs gather the food at .330F/second
A powered nursery only gathers at .100F animal/second

(example - 4 nerfs in a powered nursery = .400F/second
5 nerfs in a powered nursery = .500F/second
6 nerfs in a powered nursery = .600F/second , ect, etc)

So only when you have more than 4 nerfs garrisoned in a powered nursery do you start to gather food at a rate comparable to just eating the fellows straight out.

Since a powered nursery is not an early viable option (just not enough carbon), eating the nerfs is generally a wise move unless you have a ton of them hanging around.

Nerfs in a nursery do make a decent food supply later in the game though so its value shouldn't be completely written off.

12-14-2001, 01:46 PM
sometimes it's essteinal like if your opponot dstoryes your farms and there are no critters you can kill then evacute your banthas/nerfs to a safer location and watch the food roll in