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Offline Edward

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What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« on: September 20, 2008, 11:34:22 pm »
Wow, long time around and never made a topic... As I searched and didn't find anything o the forum abou this... So... I was just wondering if you guys know the perfect colony plan, where there are no white nor red "connections" between buildings, if this is possible. Plz show videos and screenshots for better explanation. Many Thanks ;D



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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 11:35:58 pm »
I've got a fairly decent plan that has 1 happy face and 132 production.
Alternatively I can have 5 happy faces and 96 production.
And if you want maximum production and don't care about happines, I can get 180 with 5 sad faces.
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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 11:43:05 pm »
132 spice  :o... Nice one! I managed to get 108. Wait, what's the use for happiness in the colonies? What are consequences for unhappy colonies? Maybe my answer here is in the manual but I'm so lazzy I didn't even touched the book...

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 12:18:19 am »
The orientation I use is 132 + 2  :D

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 12:39:04 am »
Yeah, I use the 132 and 2 happines one most of the time as well.
Three colonies set up like that makes 396 spice per hour. Which is 6.6 spice per minute.
Put a spice box on the planet to increase storage to 30, and it fills up in less than 5 minutes.

A setup like that on each different colour of spice, and by the time you collect each one they're ready to collect again.
Three times though and you've got 90 of each spice, then you just need to find someone who will buy it for a good price and you're rich.
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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 01:01:55 am »
or just take over a enemy homeworld without destroying any of their cities.. profit! :P

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 05:55:56 am »
I'm a fan of the 132 - 2 setup myself.

As for happy faces, the only thing I think they might be useful for is "loyalty" meaning the chance of them converting to an enemy attacker rather than fighting until they are outright destroyed.

You do, however, want to make sure and keep unhappy faces out of the mix. You'll get riots that hurt production that way.


I just wished we could store more spice. I feel my "bonus to spice production" perk from my trait cards gets wasted because of how fast a T3-3 colony planet's spice fills up.

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 07:07:19 am »
I got 150~ spice/h on 3 colonies of my, and I just use happiness and loyalty booster on those to make up for the 5 red faces.

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 07:37:35 am »
I got 150~ spice/h on 3 colonies of my, and I just use happiness and loyalty booster on those to make up for the 5 red faces.
Well if you've got 5 red faces, you should be able to pull 180 per colony...

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 07:39:06 am »
Probably, but I don't really need it anyway. I get spice every 5 seconds or so.

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 10:00:04 am »
I can pull 144 with 4 happy faces, it's not that difficult.
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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 10:04:19 am »
i guess it depends on the size of your empire and wether you get the spice extender, but Ive found that most of high production goes to waste because of the time it takes to do the rounds.

Although Ive only had an issue with happiness when i took a foreign colony with 2 sad face and ignored it, even then it just said they were over worked, nothing threatening.  That was on hard.
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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008, 10:08:27 am »
I can pull 144 with 4 happy faces, it's not that difficult.
Care to post a screenshot of the layout?

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008, 12:35:32 pm »
I just keep 1 happy face.  I think I put two factories in the 4 link spots surrounded by houses and the connected to one off house an entertainment and then the rest of the open spots factories.  I can just go in a loop and get spice continually.  I think I have 320 spice/hour but thats my easy game.

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Re: What's the Maximum Profit - Happines from colonies?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2008, 09:28:57 pm »
My highest is 198 spice/hr with no faces. But that's because I was economic in Civ.
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