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Old 08-09-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default Gaining new tech feels underwhelming

When gaining new tech, I tend to feel underwhelmed. There is no way to look at my tech tree (or is there?) and there seems little point to it.

I feel that something is missing here.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:46 PM
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Most of the point is that you can sell it to races if they don't have that tech yet.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:02 AM
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Tech isn't used by Drox. It's used as leverage when negotiating with the races. THEY need the tech. You're just gathering it because you're an evil bastard that won't share without a price
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:26 AM
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I wonder, though, how tech affects the races in the game. Does it really matter? I sell tech to my allies, sometimes, and withhold it from my enemies. Does that make a difference?

It seems to, but I can't say for-sure.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:43 AM
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I wonder, though, how tech affects the races in the game. Does it really matter? I sell tech to my allies, sometimes, and withhold it from my enemies. Does that make a difference?

It seems to, but I can't say for-sure.
That however, is the question. Does tech really help them?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:20 PM
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I think that discovering tech by player should add additional bonus to all components, related to that tech, in player inventory equipped or not, so by doing so you don't actually have to keep separate tech tree, and tech actually do something.
Or.. even better: use tech on specific component to enchant it.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Tech, in general, is of marginal use at best anyways. Most races have blown by a good 75% of the tech stuff you pick up so they end up being useless most of the time. More over, the races place next to no value of technology either so even if you do find something they can use, it's not like you're getting more than a token-gesture in return for it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:08 PM
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Tech, in general, is of marginal use at best anyways. Most races have blown by a good 75% of the tech stuff you pick up so they end up being useless most of the time. More over, the races place next to no value of technology either so even if you do find something they can use, it's not like you're getting more than a token-gesture in return for it.
YMMV -- I've gotten several thousand for tech, if the race has enough credits to support the purchase, or if they have a current quest to get the tech and you already HAVE it...
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:36 PM
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YMMV -- I've gotten several thousand for tech, if the race has enough credits to support the purchase, or if they have a current quest to get the tech and you already HAVE it...
that's funny, I played several sectors as for now, and every tech which I found had value of 0 credits.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:04 PM
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OH -- you have to do it on the Relations screen. First, right-click to "use" the tech -- that grants Drox Operatives with that tech level. Then you trade it to each race on their Relations/Trading screen -- if they don't have the tech already, they'll give you credits for it.
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