Mechanica Posted April 16, 2004 Report Share Posted April 16, 2004 Hi All, I am in the processing of designing some of my first ship hulls when a couple questions came to light. I've perused several of the topics related to skimming and also scraping but haven't seen any responses that directly answer my questions. 1. When scraping a ship it is reduced to its components that can be used next turn. By this I infer that components means Cargo bays, Fuel tankage, Mk 1 engines and not components like Steel, electronics, synthetic materials, is this correct? If my assumption is correct and I end up with a pile of Mk 1 engines but I now install Mk II engines is there anyway to breakdown the MK 1 engines back to its next level of components? 2. I ended up with 7 gas giants in my home system. Naturally my thoughts turned to skimming operations and I've even designed some small skimmers and very large tankers to haul the fuel. However, I was reading the posts in one of the NTWD areas and a person was asking how to make the advanced fuels. The answer they were given was you convert 3 gaseous elements into whatever type of fuel you need. My question then concerns skimming. As my researchers unlock the more advanced fuel technologies does my skimming operation then start siphoning that type of fuel from the gas giants? Or is there another conversion process I must use to get the basic fuel to its more advanced state? I went to bed last night thinking I had my turn orders all completed and woke up half an hour later realizing that the reason my one fleet had more fuel than the others was because it had more ships. 7 extra ships in fact so all my orders just went out the window. Well, not all but some hefty additional ones have to be made. Since I was partially awake by then I reread the warp survey supplement and realized that I could successfully survey the 2 lowest warp points (C types) in my home system with my MK I sensors, the observatory, and my newly hired Voyager. So it looks like I will break out of my system before I have to research Mk II survey sensors. Time to erase some orders and jump back into it again Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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