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Design 2007 b-sting.nl
Content based upon Darth's
Ascendancy page which
in turn was based upon
"The Way" by Jason Goldman
and others.
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Planets:
Surface Structures
The following number of structures can be placed on the planet surface.

Structure
Description
Industry Cost
Notes
Factory
Increases production speed
30
Agriplot
Increases prosperity speed
30
Laboratory
Increases research speed
50
Habitat
Increases maximum population
160
Metroplex
Increases prosperity, production and research speed
200
Industrial Megafacility
Increases production speed
110
Artificial Hydroponifer
Increases prosperity speed
100
Research Campus
Increases research speed
160
Logic Factory
Increases research and prosperity speed
80
Engineering Retreat
Increases research speed
80
Surface Cloaker
Hides all surface structures from other races
40
-
Hyperpower Plant
Increases production speed
200
Fertilization Plant
Increases prosperity speed
200
Internet
Increases research speed
250
Cloning Plant
Doesn't change prosperity speed, but gives you two free population instead of one when it grows.
250
Observation Installation
Lets you scan the contents of alien space ships.
40
-
Tractor Beam
You can pull ships closer to your planet to use short range weapons or bring a damaged and lame ship back home before it is destroyed.
50
-
Surface Shield
Destroy invaders on a one to one ratio.
100
Destroyed when invaded
Surface Mega Shield
Same as Surface Shield but 2 x stronger
180
Destroyed when invaded
Outpost
Increases maximum population
120
Teraforming
Turns black square into a white square
50
-
Xeno Archeological Dig
Discovers advanced alien technology from an archeological site.
50
Must be built on alien ruins
Transport Tubes
Let you reach accross black squares to get to usable ones.
10
-
Alien Hospitality
Turns your industy off and puts all this into your alien diplomacy rating.
Only works when you are at peace with aliens.
-
Endless Party
Increases prosperity speed
-
Doesn't end, unless you change it
Scientist Takeover
Increases research speed
-
Doesn't end, unless you change it
Lush Growth Bomb
Increases Maximum Population of a planet by 10
200
-
Automation
Automates planetary structures so that they no longer require people.
-
Use this to pack a planet with industry and research (and get rid of habitats and outposts)

For a comparison of how surface shields compete with ships's weapons, see Shields vs. Weapons
For a comparison how fast a planet can research/build/grow see Buildings effect on Power Levels.