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Old September 1 2012, 02:50 AM   #131
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

I noticed someone changed the military provisioning project which I queued. I don't really have much problem with that as the starbase is a communal resource and I understand the urge to rush-build the tier 2 starbase and shipyard. However, I would like to point out why I have only been queuing provisioning fleet ship and provisioning personal equipment projects at the starbase.

For me, it boils down to the fact that it is a lot cheaper to stock up on provisions at Tier I while the cost is at its cheapest.

As you can see in the table below, a Tier 1 shipyard provisions 5 ships while Tier 3 shipyard doubles the number of ships provisioned to 9 ships at triple the cost. Science and engineering provisioning are important too, as they control how many ship weapons, deflectors, impulse engines, ship shields, personal shields, personal armor and personal weapons we can buy. And like ship provisioning, provisioning costs also increase as we grow in tier with diminished returns.

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