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Tip of the Weekv #6 - Cheaper, Faster Buildings.

By HoT Ho11oW PoiNT - 30th September 2010 - 04:09 AM

Rebuilding a new structure on the same wreckage as what was there before means you will get the structure in half the time, at half the cost.

To tell if you are lined up over the wreckage properly to recieve your rebate, the box surrounding your building while trying to place it will turn blue. You will have to pay full price for the building when you queue it, but when it starts to build, if the wreckage still exists, you will recieve half of the resources spent on it back. This is especially useful when you consider the cost of experimental buildings. In addition, the building will start construction at half-health, meaning you build it in half the time, with less danger of it being destroyed in the first seconds of building.

You can use this on either you own structures that have been destroyed, or enemy structures if they are the same faction as you. Sending your ACU or an Engineer with your attack force will allow you to reclaim enemy wrecks so they can not take advantage of this awesome feature.

It should be noted that the amount of rebated time/resources on your structure is proportional to the amount of damage it has sustained since dying (wrecks have a health point level). Reclaiming wrecks 'damages' them.

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Oh no my enemy destroyed a building!

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Now I need to rebuild it, but not quite here (it is still green!)

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That is better, a blue box means I get to recycle!

Special thanks to TheWord for the pictures.