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Offline Pallington

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2020, 11:24:59 pm »
many thanks! will do

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #46 on: Today at 12:52:23 am »
Odd question, how do you deal with 8 sets of ninjas suddenly popping up and wrecking your score? I attached the save.

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #47 on: Today at 01:04:42 am »
Are you sure they wreck your score? Cause I've had these swarms of bandits happen many times before I could shoot them down and it has never really affected me.

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #48 on: Today at 05:34:15 am »
I let it run and my score hit -1000 in less than 10 days. There were other ufo's flying around, but I'm pretty sure they don't tank it that fast. also, in the charts, shipping in south asia shot up to above 1k in that time

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #49 on: Today at 01:26:30 pm »
Bad luck then, As I can consistently have three of these swarms in a month and still have well over 1k score. Sure, they could be dropping it somewhat, but not a huge amount unless...

How many brainers do you have?

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Re: The Newbie Guide
« Reply #50 on: Today at 05:00:09 pm »
Unless it's been changed recently, shipping (UFOs) will score 1 (negative for you) point for each half-hour of flight time*. So an average band of raiders will net you -48 points/day. Not that bad, unless you count the fact that they often spawn in large numbers and stay up for couple of days. Same issue is for Necroplanes (I had one fly around for 20 days). If this happens before you have the ability to shoot them down - pray to the Gods that you have enough score to offset the loss. Or remember - you need to consecutive months in the negative (score or money) to lose.

*Landed time is double the negative score, so Survey/Resource Extraction missions are not as harmless as they seem.