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TheOxygenThief Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:56pm
Why can't I build a base????
This may sound just stupid, or maybe it's a bug in the game I can't get around yet, BUT:

How the hell do you get to the option of building the base to start with? I want to play, I can see the game's potential, but no matter how many times I start a campaign, there is never an option to 'build base' or whatever. I can only scan for 250g, then deploy with just the brain unit and a drone.

I thought you were meant to be able to construct a base at the start to protect your brain, whether you do it yourself or automatically.

PLEASE HELP!
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Memo Nov 23, 2012 @ 2:45am 
I'm also new to the game so there might be other ways to construct bases. After you scan and send an expedition the territory is acquired unless your opponent sends an expedition. If he does send an expedition then you have to battle him for the territory.

Once you kill his brain then the territory is yours and on the next day you can adjust the budget for base building. You can design the base yourself by clicking on the design bunker button or you can just adjust the budget and click end turn if you want the computer to build your base.

I recommend you let the computer build you your base for the first few times so you get a good idea what you can do once you decide to design your own base.

Edit: It takes a few turns for the computer to build you a nice looking bunker, it also depends on how much money you assign to the construction.
Last edited by Memo; Nov 23, 2012 @ 2:47am
Tleno Nov 23, 2012 @ 3:48am 
Well yes, once you take over the territory, you can assign funds to it and add additional elements to it, as Memo said.

If you need some defenses asap when fighting over a territory, you can use concrete sprayers and gidders to obstruct the tunnel or make foxholes.
TheOxygenThief Nov 25, 2012 @ 5:42am 
Thanks, people for the pointers. I didn't even know of the game's existence until it came to Steam, so I was way behind!

Taking your info, I started again and actually did some digging after the first drop, instead of trying to attack the enemy and being slaughtered. Lo and behold! The territory was claimed and I could build bases in the next turn. I lost a couple of brains, then after playing my first full (three-hours-straight) campaign, I walked all over the enemy. It is glorious. I haven't had so much fun in 2D since playing 145 hours of Terraria...
Tleno Nov 25, 2012 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by TheOxygenThief:
Thanks, people for the pointers. I didn't even know of the game's existence until it came to Steam, so I was way behind!

Taking your info, I started again and actually did some digging after the first drop, instead of trying to attack the enemy and being slaughtered. Lo and behold! The territory was claimed and I could build bases in the next turn. I lost a couple of brains, then after playing my first full (three-hours-straight) campaign, I walked all over the enemy. It is glorious. I haven't had so much fun in 2D since playing 145 hours of Terraria...

Awesome to hear!

I recommend firstly digging a foxhole yourself, then ditching the brain with Gold dig AI mode and leaving a couple guards next to the foxhole entrance. You can also try using dropship debris to cover the foxhole, helps win some time if enemy is about to jump in.
Communist Smeagol Nov 25, 2012 @ 9:58am 
and what is a fox hole look like exactly?
Tleno Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:07am 
You know, a trench. A hole.

To put it simple and clear, it's a hole large enough to fit in a soldier.
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Date Posted: Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:56pm
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