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Re: Building SDSF with tech1 engines OK or not?

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:44 am
by Aleortu
It happened to me once (No Frills 118 or 127): I lost my HW very early and hurried to build 3 or 4 SB quick (including one in my reconquered ex-HW).
Since it was very hard to get money to upgrade technologies, I started building SDFS-tech 1 and had about 30 in a few turns. I used some to be towed as extra cargo but mostly they were idle around my SB.
I know the rules and I knew I was in risk to be punished (*) but I didn't want my SB's to stay waiting for money, my race had no economic advantages.
Anyway I recycled all of them them later at the same time my weakest SB still kept building them.


(*) Watching the date of the tread post, perhaps Wacky is talking about me in that game.

Re: Building SDSF with tech1 engines OK or not?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:14 pm
by TheClerk
As I am playing the races with cheaper and weaker ships a lot, I think building SDSFs is perfectly fine. As a Romulan you can turn them into Swifts later without loosing PBPs, once you've reached 20 of them.

If any enemy builds a lot of those, my cloaking ships feel welcome to pray on them.

Re: Building SDSF with tech1 engines OK or not?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:24 pm
by JonnyDoH

Re: Building SDSF with tech1 engines OK or not?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:03 am
by Aleortu
The Feds should never do this trick, it's useless.
Both Bohemian and Eros are really cheap in money, minerals and SB technology and they are always needed, even for trade. They can be built without beams and refitted later.
You have to be really dry if you can't build one of these.