A summary on how each resource works.
At SpaceHunt we have the following resources: ⚡️ Electricity, 🔩 Metal, 💎 Crystal and 🔮 Ether. The first three are easily generated with Buildings, Ether is a resource generated differently although you will not need it until the late stages of the game.
Here's a table on how each of them works:
|⚡️ Electricity||🔩 Metal||💎 Crystal||🔮 Ether|
|Generated from||🌞 Solar Panel||🌋 Metal Mine||⛰ Crystal Mine||Battle Debris|
|Stored at||🔋 Battery||🏢 Warehouse||🏢 Warehouse||500 per planet|
|Max. generator buildings||♾||20||20||-|
|Improvement per Production level||+11%||+10%||+8%||-|
|Improvement per Storage level||+6%||+6%||+6%||+6%|
|Recovered when canceling a job||❌ No||80%||80%||❌ No|
|Recovered when demolishing a building||❌ No||50%||50%||❌ No|
|Recovered when deconstructing a unit||❌ No||50%||50%||❌ No|
|Building debris from Battle||❌ No||30%||30%||ℹ️ Depends|
|Unit debris from Battle||❌ No||30%||30%||ℹ️ Depends|
|Can be transferred||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Can be traded||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Can be stolen in Battle||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Affected by Taxes||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Added to the Guild coffer||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Won/Lost in Wars||❌ No||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Overflow||❌ No||✅ -1k/min||✅ -1k/min||✅ -1k/min|
If by any chance you find yourself without Solar Panels or Mines, your resource production rate will still be 1 per minute to help you recover.
It is possible to keep your planet with more resources than your Warehouse limit. We call this resource overflow. When you reach resource overflow and there's no space in your Warehouse, your resources will be kept orbiting around your planet. These will be immediately available to you but they will be reducing at 1,000 per minute and other players will be able to steal them via 🛰 Explorations.
Resource overflow is very useful to run very expensive jobs (🌠 Teleports, ✨ planet extends, 🇦🇴 Deathstars…) and save up resources in cargo ships until you get to the desired number. You can avoid explorations from stealing your resources by keeping a high 🧠 Intelligence level which will detect any thieves before they grab your precious resources.
Teamwork, coordination and help from other guild members can be very helpful. Just remember to act quickly once you are overflowing, those minutes happen fast! 😉