Magnetic Scoop and Movement CostsPosted by Sparkle
The recent addition of the Enhanced Magnetic Scoop increased the amount that can be stored by a further 100t to a whopping 250t extra storage space.
The Large Print Giveth and The Small Print Taketh Away
Unfortunately, when you put resources into the Magnetic Scoop, the cost of moving your ship suddenly shoots through the ceiling. The more you have in your Magnetic Scoop, the greater the movement penalty for your ship.
This is no problem if you don’t intend on moving (for instance, when performing building upgrades – another pilot can drop resources onto you, allowing you to complete upgrades without having to increase the capacity of your building).
If you do plan on moving, you might be interested in exactly how much of a movement penalty you will have to deal with.
The Original 150t Magnetic Scoop
movement_penalty = ceiling ( amt_in_scoop / 5 ) + 10
Example: 75t in your Magnetic Scoop costs 25 action points per tile extra.
Example: 150t in your Magnetic Scoop costs 40 action points per tile extra.
The Enhanced 250t Magnetic Scoop
This is basically 10 action points per tile cheaper that the 150t Magnetic Scoop for the same amount of resources. Of course it can hold an extra 100t as well.
movement_penalty = ceiling ( amt_in_scoop / 5 )
Example: 75t in your Magnetic Scoop costs 15 action points per tile extra.
Example: 150t in your Magnetic Scoop costs 30 action points per tile extra.
Example: 250t in your Magnetic Scoop costs 50 action points per tile extra.
Don’t go hauling goods long distance with a full Magnetic Scoop – but it may be ideal for travelling 1 or 2 tiles. You be the judge!