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Ryan1982g Aug 24, 2019 @ 3:55pm
What is a power hotspot?
I've just found a class b power hotspot. What is it used for?
Originally posted by Dark Autark:
Can place Electromagnetic generators on top of them to have free energy essentially, the more you have the larger the power grid gets, if you find a mineral hotspot next to the energy hotspot boundary, you can harvest a mineral like indium and sell it for pure profit, you need to use normal batteries to extend the base boundary further to link the two hotspots, sadly no easy way to transmit power over distance.
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Dark Autark Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:01pm 
Can place Electromagnetic generators on top of them to have free energy essentially, the more you have the larger the power grid gets, if you find a mineral hotspot next to the energy hotspot boundary, you can harvest a mineral like indium and sell it for pure profit, you need to use normal batteries to extend the base boundary further to link the two hotspots, sadly no easy way to transmit power over distance.
Last edited by Dark Autark; Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:03pm
Dark Autark Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:04pm 
I'm currently making 40 million every hour and that's a relatively small setup, so worth while investing in.
Sidartha Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by Dark Autark:
Can place Electromagnetic generators on top of them to have free energy essentially, the more you have the larger the power grid gets, if you find a mineral hotspot next to the energy hotspot boundary, you can harvest a mineral like indium and sell it for pure profit, you need to use normal batteries to extend the base boundary further to link the two hotspots, sadly no easy way to transmit power over distance.

What is a mineral hotspot? Is that just a mineral deposit or something new?
Suzaku Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:25pm 
Originally posted by Sidartha:
What is a mineral hotspot? Is that just a mineral deposit or something new?
Similar to a power hotspot, it's an "invisible node" that only the survey scanner can see, and only the mineral extractor can make use of. They have a class (C through S) that determines how quickly you gather resources from it. You can then pipe it into storage containers so you can gather mass amount of resources over time.
You place Mineral Extractors on mineral hotspots, sort of like the old auto mining units, connect them to supply depots and they will constantly mine for you without you needing to do much as long as it has power.

The higher the rank the more an extractor can mine per hour, you need depots to hold the ore, its basically an upgrade to the auto miner with extra steps.
Pain Aug 24, 2019 @ 5:20pm 
Free Energy basically....Combine it with the mineral spots and you literally make money. Werf the investment
Last edited by Pain; Aug 24, 2019 @ 5:20pm
Ryan1982g Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:36am 
Thank you all for your help.
flick Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:43am 
Originally posted by Dark Autark:
I'm currently making 40 million every hour and that's a relatively small setup, so worth while investing in.
Is there anything to spend it on? I'm genuinely curious. I had a farm once, but never worked out what to do with the money, and I'm hoping there's some gameplay I missed.
If you're enjoying it I'm happy for you.
Last edited by flick; Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:44am
Dark Autark Aug 25, 2019 @ 9:58am 
Originally posted by flick:
Originally posted by Dark Autark:
I'm currently making 40 million every hour and that's a relatively small setup, so worth while investing in.
Is there anything to spend it on? I'm genuinely curious. I had a farm once, but never worked out what to do with the money, and I'm hoping there's some gameplay I missed.
If you're enjoying it I'm happy for you.
Just means i don't need to worry about credits while i play, admittedly having everything you can buy with credits seems like end game but i like all the base building and exploration, missions and such just hated not affording it.
Ryan1982g Aug 25, 2019 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by Suzaku:
Originally posted by Sidartha:
What is a mineral hotspot? Is that just a mineral deposit or something new?
Similar to a power hotspot, it's an "invisible node" that only the survey scanner can see, and only the mineral extractor can make use of. They have a class (C through S) that determines how quickly you gather resources from it. You can then pipe it into storage containers so you can gather mass amount of resources over time.

I didn't know about storage depots. I was collecting straight out of the extractor, lol.
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