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An OA question Sun, 15 April 2007 19:57 Go to next message
gwellman is currently offline gwellman

 
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I had thought that the maximum effect of an OA was determined by the terraforming tech of the race *using* the OA, not the race upon whose world the OA is being used. However, in-game experience is challenging that impression.

So I thought I'd ask. If Race A uses an OA on a world belonging to *allied* Race B, and Race A is cabable of Grav+-11, while Race B is only capable of Grav+-7, how much grav modification will be achieved?

Does the answer to that question depend on whether Race A is a CA, or just some other race who got an OA from a CA?

I ask because there's a situation where I am race A and it seems reluctant to do grav terra beyond race B's limit of +-7. However, I just looked really carefully, and I think I've done -8 on one of race B's worlds, so maybe I just need to be more patient. But if there is a definitive answer, I'd like to hear it.

Thanks!

PS:
When one considers the case of *enemy* Race C, it feels much more clear that it should be the terraforming tech of Race A that matters. Is that so in the case of an enemy?

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Re: An OA question Mon, 16 April 2007 03:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iztok is currently offline iztok

 
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Hi!
In my tests the owner of the OA did terraform within boundaries of his knowledge. So in your case you'd do 11 grav terra.

In your case the OA maybe did terra in other, more beneficial field instead of grav, but you didn't notice?

BR, Iztok

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Re: An OA question Mon, 16 April 2007 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gwellman is currently offline gwellman

 
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Thanks for the reply. I should know for absolute sure in a turn or two - I always thought that the most efficient hab factor in which to terraform would be the one that is the closest to it's edge in % terms, but terraforming doesn't seem to *always* work in that order.

Anyway, I think you're right, and if my measurements that say I've already done 8 ticks of terraforming are correct, then you absolutely must be correct. It's just that when it goes to 10 or 11 ticks, it will be much more obvious.

Thanks again.

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Re: An OA question Tue, 17 April 2007 03:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mazda is currently offline mazda

 
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It should do the +/-11 (of Race A)
How many OA's do you have ?

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Re: An OA question Fri, 20 April 2007 01:03 Go to previous message
gwellman is currently offline gwellman

 
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Over the planet in question - one. Total - that's classified Very Happy

Anyway, after a couple of more turn generations, I've become convinced that the OA terraforms via the capability of the owner of the OA, not the owner of the planet. Which is what y'all told me, it just seemed like it wasn't doing it for a turn or two there.

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