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No, the Gravel Resource Extractor extracts a small amount of ALL vanilla ingots from gravel, not just the basic resources that the Refineries have been producing for the last year or so. The Gravel Resource Extractor has been around for 5-6 years now, and is even more important since they removed Platinum and Uranium from planets and Uranium from moons. It doesn't provide a LOT of Uranium, but if you let a bank of them process all the excess gravel you mine in the game, you eventually can get some useful amounts.

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Are you playing now with these mods? I have been two days playing the Solar System scenario and it's a PAIN on the ass.

I landed in Europa-like moon, haven't even been able to build a refinery yet, and my spawn ship already drained most of it's power. I am just suriving by respawning and I get most of my resources by trading the few supply drops that I find every 10 mins.

Feels like there is an actual progression now, you don't get to endgame so fast and you rely more on commerce with factions.

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Seen this: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1401481091

Very nice addition. I am normally against mods, specially against those ones that change game mechanics. I like my creations to be a product of squeezing game mechanics and it levels everyone at the same reference. Although I agree SE could use a bunch of them to increase experience, I might do my own search as well!
Ah, you chose the "Masochist Mode". :lol:
I almost always start out on Earth, because of wind power being so effective and reliable. Sometimes, though, I'll spring for an orbital start, slap four solar panels on the little starter ship, and shoehorn in both a basic refinery and a basic assembler, and bolt a large ship drill to the bottom. It works quite well for getting started, and aside from power generation, is significantly easier than planet-side starts.
 

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the "Masochist Mode". :lol:

Aahaha yeah... I just liked the idea of stablishing a little pirate base in Europa and base all my energy and propulsion resources on ice. Bad idea...

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And build a heavy middle size long range attack pirate ship, with a detachable drone module to help attacking ships from the distance while remaining stealth and silent. Kill power and then tow the debris and jump to the safety of the pirate base.
 

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I've found that starting on the Moon is quite a bit easier than starting on a planet. If you put 6 solar arrays on your moon buggy (may need to mine some stone 1st) and do a bit of exploring before you plop down a base, you can usually find one of the lunar ice-lakes and critical resources. Once I've found an ice field, a gold field, and an iron field, I plop down a base and use the buggy to go mine them. Once I get the Gravel Resource Extractor up and running, I can then build either a lighter, or a space elevator to about 10k off the surface. Then I build a small space miner. Once I get that far, then I can start construction on the Somebody Ate My Asteroid minor.

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Started a game in the Earth Moon. I am evolving faster but I think main reason is I got more commerce stations nearby and having a rover is a big plus, since I just moved next to one of the commerce stations and stablished my outpost nearby.
I do not mine the ore fields in the moon cause its a pain in the ass to do with your character. Thus, I have to explore nearby asteroids.

There is not a single commerce station that will sell me solar cells or power cells so it was difficult to get my own power. Basically I had to steal the solar panels of a neutral starship. Also, pirates are way more active now. Almost everytime I go explore asteroids they send me one or two raiders. I harvest them by protecting myself with the safe-zone shield. I honeypot them inside of the safe shield, then I jump over them and they start moving desperately to shoot me, eventually they move outside the shield and I can kill their power or their remote control block. Great source of steel plates.
 

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This is the base. I built a H-01 Prospector (didn't buy it) and I am accumulating resources to do bigger ships and a new base. Pirates keep coming every now and then when they spot me in the asteroids nearby.
 

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So, any of you are in a server worth joining? I would like to be in one
 

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I've never joined a server because there's no way to regulate PvP vs PvE built into the game.

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I've never joined a server because there's no way to regulate PvP vs PvE built into the game.

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Yup. You like your nose into the wrong volume of space and you're liable to get blown away by a frankly ridiculous amount of rocket fire... Or even rammed.
 

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Yup. You like your nose into the wrong volume of space and you're liable to get blown away by a frankly ridiculous amount of rocket fire... Or even rammed.
Actually, from what I've seen on the Orbiter FB group, there are people out there who actively search for servers, wait until they are the only person logged in, then grind/destroy everything everyone has built, and then leave never to return....

Until the game enforces the fact that Space is the enemy, not other people, I'll stick to my own systems/worlds where it is just me against the game.

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Ah, yes. Griefers.

There's a reason why I tend to run without radios or beacons, and tend to keep a low profile far from the planets in multiplayer.
 

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Safe zones are relatively small, and they are station based. So you can't build them around ships... or even very large stations.
 

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Safe zones are also absurdly expensive to run, both in terms of power and in terms of purchasing zone chips to run the generator.

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Hmmm... Would there be interest in running a private SE server?
 

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Safe zones are also absurdly expensive to run, both in terms of power and in terms of purchasing zone chips to run the generator.

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Hmmm... Would there be interest in running a private SE server?



I would join, altho I dunno if we are enough? Maybe we can add non-Orbinauts that we trust
 

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Hm, the idea of hosting a server again is both tempting and depressing.
I guess i'll pass on it this time.
 

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I would join, altho I dunno if we are enough? Maybe we can add non-Orbinauts that we trust
The ideal size depends on what you seek to do with the server. If it's only a few people, a full-blown PvP setup isn't very ideal... but a joint survival/exploration is perfect, especially if you build a base ship.
 

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Those pirates won't annoy me anymore, time to smash to pieces some drones
 

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Generally speaking, if you're in a gravity well, they'll ignore you, simply because they can't handle the gravity.
 
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