Construction Platforms

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Construction Platforms
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Infrastructure Technology
Available To: All Major Factions
Prerequisite: Scientific Methods
Difficulty: 150
Unlocks: Tier 2 Shipyards
Required By: Multilayer Construction Platforms


Construction Platforms is an important Technology for early-game players to push for, and should be attainable for them at 150 Difficulty. Once completed, the player will be able to upgrade any Tier 1 Shipyard to the Tier 2 Version, which can then be used to construct Tier 2 hulls. Tier 1 ships are often limited in their equipment capacity and overall performance, so having the ability to construct Tier 2 vessels is a great step up. In particular, this technology is a prerequisite for more specialised ship types such as Minelayers or cloaked scouts.

Upon unlocking this technology, the player will begin to encounter stronger Pirate spawns in and around their empire. Players should be prepared to move quickly to build Tier 2 warships to counter this new threat.

It is worth noting that a Tier 2 Shipyard requires twice as many workers and three times as much power as the Tier 1 version in order to function. Players should ensure they have the necessary infrastructure in place before performing these upgrades. As with other upgrades, an upgrading Shipyard cannot function in building, repairing or upgrading ships while the upgrade is in progress.