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Offline Outlawstar15a2

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How many bases can you purchase?
« on: July 16, 2010, 05:11:26 am »
1.) How many bases can you purchase before hitting your limit?

2.) Can you put more then one base in a nation's territory?

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 12:20:27 pm »
1) On easy level if you manage to have all nations Exuberant you get maximum around 950,000 credits. That is enough to pay monthly expenses for 4 bases. I have built 6 bases so far, so I cannot answer what is the maximum limit. By my experience so far 8 bases should be enough to cover the whole globe with advanced radars. If not less than 8... ;)

2) Yes. You can build anywhere you want but try to keep the bases as widely spread as possible to cover more territory and reduce the time the interceptors need to reach a UFO or the mission carriers to reach destination and return. Saves you game time as well. It does not matter to keep a nation Happy where your base is so much. I had 1 base at the Revolutionary countries from the start of the game but I couldn't make them Exuberant happy until the 6th month when everyone else was Exuberant :P

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« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 12:23:27 pm by tzzimy »

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 12:21:15 pm »
1.) How many bases can you purchase before hitting your limit?

You can build 8 bases.

2.) Can you put more then one base in a nation's territory?

yes, no limit on this.

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 12:36:12 am »
1) On easy level if you manage to have all nations Exuberant you get maximum around 950,000 credits. That is enough to pay monthly expenses for 4 bases. I have built 6 bases so far, so I cannot answer what is the maximum limit. By my experience so far 8 bases should be enough to cover the whole globe with advanced radars. If not less than 8... ;)

Is there a recommended placement for the minimum amount of bases needed to effectively cover the globe?

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 02:27:04 am »
Well... Its fun to think as effectively as possible in this game. What you gain? Game play time reduced! ;D

Hints: Think how to cover a sphere's surface with the number of bases you want effectively, but watch out how game mechanics (continental land coverage, nation borders, ufo lost at sea etc) influence the best placement of your base.

You will realize soon enough through the game mechanics as they reveal themselves to you while you play, if your base is in a good spot or not.

But after all its a game! ^^ Just enjoy and have fun wherever you put your bases!
« Last Edit: July 17, 2010, 02:38:59 am by tzzimy »

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 04:10:17 am »
Not the answer I was looking for, thanks for the reply though.

I know long before 2.3 came out someone had figured out the optimal spots to put your bases but I can't find the topic anymore.  I don't have enough time to play through and trial and error it.  I just want a list of the best spots to put your bases for the best coverage.

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 04:13:36 am »
My favs. Three interceptor/infantry bases located at mediterran, Cuba and Vietnam. Offbase radars at south africa, south america and australia. Just this gives me about 90% coverage of populated areas.

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 02:12:10 am »
My favorites in chronological build order:
1) Budapest
2) Denver
3) Yinchuan (China)
4) Cuiaba (Brasil)
5) Alice Springs (Australia)

I am thinking to build a base in Siberia and Africa but for now I only use Radars and SAMs there.

Cheers,
Tzzimy

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010, 04:19:02 am »
My favorites in chronological build order:
1) Budapest
2) Denver
3) Yinchuan (China)
4) Cuiaba (Brasil)
5) Alice Springs (Australia)

I wonder why Budapest is the first for you, why not Athens? :)

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Offline tzzimy

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 11:40:29 am »
Hehe too much sea around and I was using the "luring" UFOs tactic to shoot down harvesters but i was losing them to the sea. So I decided to use a city with more land mass around. Budapest also is my favorite European city! ;)

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 05:19:11 pm »
I made:

1.Lithuania
2.USA
3.South Africa
4.Russia
5.Australia
6.Japan

Impossible to make more, i guess... unless i missed any.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2010, 10:44:00 am by PAUL1UZ5 »

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 02:54:17 pm »
Not the answer I was looking for, thanks for the reply though.

I know long before 2.3 came out someone had figured out the optimal spots to put your bases but I can't find the topic anymore.  I don't have enough time to play through and trial and error it.  I just want a list of the best spots to put your bases for the best coverage.
i remember the map you mean, just recently posted the locations in some thread.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/forum/index.php?topic=4997.msg40167#msg40167
france (western tip), south africa (near madagascar), near lake baykal, west indonesia, new zealand, central america (panama), marshall islands, and the tip of antarctica near south america.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 02:56:00 pm by homunculus »

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 11:06:43 pm »
i usually start with Himalayan or Tibet HeadQuarters, then a Caspian Base, after that a Middle Eastern Base, and later elsewhere...

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 11:43:37 pm »
When do you get advanced radars?

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Re: How many bases can you purchase?
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2010, 07:34:05 pm »
When do you get advanced radars?

You can build them after you research Alien Detection.