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Offline Wingflier

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Dark Spire
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:32:38 PM »
Can somebody explain how this works exactly?

It seems that the more you attack a planet with a Dark Spire Building on it, the more they respond.  It gets expontential to the point that killing anything spawns a huge amount of Dark Spire ships.

However, something strange happens then that I didn't expect:  Attacking other planets with Dark Spire Buildings also causes them to spawn on the previous planet I attacked.

What is going on?
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Offline Varone

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Re: Dark Spire
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 02:35:42 PM »
As far as i know any Dark Spire Building you've activated will spawn ships when another Dark Spire Building is activated albeit to a lesser extent.

In theory you could activate the Dark Spire Buildings deep in AI territory then just annoy a Dark Spire Building near your own territory to cause continued Spire spawns.

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Re: Dark Spire
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 06:20:51 PM »
It seems that the more you attack a planet with a Dark Spire Building on it, the more they respond.  It gets expontential to the point that killing anything spawns a huge amount of Dark Spire ships.
Killing the dark spire ships doesn't feed into the loop, and a dark spire spawn is roughly 1/10th (iirc) the strength of the pile of ships that died to cause the spawn, so as long as the ratio of dark-spire losses to non-dark-spire losses (in terms of relative unit strength, not ship count) is higher than 1:10, the dark spire population on that planet will decrease over time.

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However, something strange happens then that I didn't expect:  Attacking other planets with Dark Spire Buildings also causes them to spawn on the previous planet I attacked.
Yep, when one spawner triggers, all other previously triggered spawners (wherever they are in the galaxy) get a half-strength spawn.


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