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JackVonFlippen

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When is a good time to use super farms?
« on: July 23, 2015, 08:44:19 AM »
been watching some youtube vids of the game to improve my play style and noticed people building farms at the start of the game. I usually do it when I run out of food planets. What is ya'lls take on this?
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Re: When is a good time to use super farms?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 10:08:37 AM »
Basically what you said. If I have no Cultivation cards to spare, and need more food than I can find in vicinity, I'll start building Megafarms. Until then, though, simply colonizing a food planet is cheaper, as is using Cultivation (80k upkeep, versus the 100-190k upkeep of a Megafarm depending on the amount of developed tiles or the maintenance-free food from the 5-Influence Cultivation card).

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Re: When is a good time to use super farms?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 04:24:22 PM »
Ok so it is the last resort when you start running low on food and water worlds. awesome.
thanks for the money breakdown, I have since found the cool button that shows that you are losing money on which worlds. been very helpful.
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