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Scientific Methods

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Scientific Methods
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Infrastructure Technology
Available To: All Major Factions
Prerequisite: Fusion Reactor Efficiency
Difficulty: 150
Unlocks: Tier 2 Laboratories
Required By: Construction Platforms, Magnetized Target Fusion


Overview

This Technology allows the player to upgrade their Laboratories to the Tier 2 version.

Each lab upgrade is expensive, in particular consuming 3000 Limbalt and Ziryl each, so players should look to build more Tier 1 labs where they can. Unfortunately, Laboratories are both power and personnel-hungry structures, so the player will likely find that eventually, further Science expansion in this manner will not be feasible. At that point, they should look to researching this Technology. The resulting Tier 2 structure provides a doubled Science Power output, increasing from one to two points, making it a worthwhile investment in the long-term.

As part of the wider Planetary Infrastructure research tree, Scientific Methods is a vital junction point for Tier 2 Shipyards and Tier 3 Power Stations, so should be considered mandatory as soon as possible for that reason at least.

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