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KDR_11k

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How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« on: August 09, 2021, 10:44:58 PM »

Some tasks just require you to have a stock of heavy machinery, dunno why since that's not difficult to get past the first hour or so and doesn't take up that much space in anything except a pure frigate fleet with no freighters but it means you can't just sell your whole stack of HM, you gotta split it and keep some.

Personally I carry 200 units with me at all times but I forgot how I arrived at that number. Could probably drop that to 100 or so?
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 11:15:34 PM »

you probably carry that for planet surveys and colonies I imagine

as a privateer captain running around salvaging ships, 50 is plenty enough...at least to me ...
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2021, 01:07:34 AM »

You need at least 100 Heavy Machinery to salvage stations and other large derelicts, so bring around that at minimum and you won't lose anything. Surveying potentially can require much more, but various hullmods and character skills reduce that down to 5, so that isn't a problem past early game.
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2021, 07:59:38 AM »

Enough to plop down a pop-up colony whenever I want one now.  I guess 200 to 250 minimum.
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 09:44:08 AM »

I carry usually 50 units of heavy Machines during normal flights. During explorations i usually begin with 100 and let them accumulate, when i need more. But i had only once too few, when i wanted to survey a planet.

BUT i usually don't care that much about loot beyond supplies and fuel because i fly with small fleets anyways.
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2021, 10:53:11 AM »

50 in the early-midgame, then building up to 100 as my fleet grows.
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2021, 05:44:06 PM »

I carry 150 Heavy Machinery.
I think the most something requires for salvage is either 100 or 150. It is possible that you will lose heavy machinery, so having some leftover is good.
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2021, 09:37:24 PM »

150 is needed to survey Gas Giants, so that's how many I carry on explorations, 50-100 when in "civilized" space.....
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2021, 10:49:10 PM »

i shoot for a nice, healthy 0. when i dock i ctrl-click those stacks of commodities & i dont look back
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Re: How many units of heavy machinery do you carry?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2021, 02:22:20 AM »

100 is the max you really need, assuming you have a few survey ships.
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