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The next step on PI with level 4 cmd cntr upgrades?

Hey I'm Grump
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#1 - 2017-02-23 00:22:32 UTC
Ok so I got the basics down after a few days of practice. I can route through storage and do whatever level oxygen, construction blocks are on the chain (2 or 3, idk) and i'm ready to consider one of those mass-production planets, soon to be in 0.0 (hopefully)

Any tips for moving up the chain? Not exactly sure if I should use the extra upgrade power/cpu for a 2nd adv. facility to build moar stuff on the same planet, or should i just keep it like it is and set up a separate factory planet?

Tau Cabalander
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Working Stiffs
#2 - 2017-02-23 00:43:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
Largely depends on the POCO tax.

If you have no tax, you can import and and export at will, which tends to favour a separation of extraction (well, only P0 to P1 processing, never import / export P0) and factory planets.

Otherwise with taxes, doing things on one planet can be favorable.
Laphroaig Inc.
#3 - 2017-02-23 03:46:06 UTC
CCU V allows for some pretty nifty factory planet setups and I have it on one of my PI alts. The rest are extraction alts and they only have CCU IV.

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Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#4 - 2017-02-23 09:16:02 UTC
Another consideration is the amount of time you want to invest in your colonies. Exporting P2 is relatively low maintenance - update your programs 2-3 times a week and harvest every week or two. Exporting P1 will require more frequent attention.

With CCU5 you can build colonies in nullsec with 3 advanced processors producing 15 units of P2/hour. You're aren't going to get 100% yield but I'm averaging a bit more than 2000 units of P2/week from my nullsec colonies. I use factory planets to make P3 and P4.

If you work in highsec train the Customs Code Expertise skill to reduce the NPC component of the POCO tax.
Hey I'm Grump
Los Pollos Hermanos Restaraunts
#5 - 2017-02-23 22:48:17 UTC
thanks everybodeh