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The Recon Screen

The Recon Screen is a summation of all of the systems/planets you have explored (but not settled or conquered) on the left, and all of the ships (other than your own) that are in sensor range on the right. In addition the “Ships Posing a Threat” box is a subset of the “Ships in Vicinity”: it lists all those ships of empires that you are in war with or that have a neutral stance towards you.

This screen helps you to get an overview of all known planets and ships in the galaxy, that you have discovered so far, or are inside your scanner range. It helps you to filter only those planets or ships that you are interested in. For instance you can set it up to only see the planets and ships of a certain player.

Just like the Ships Screen you can double-click with the middle mouse-butto (or ALT-double-click) to auto-center the Map Window on any object in the Recon Screen.

Scouted Planets

This lists all planets that you have explored so far. Planets with an owner are planets colonized by the respective player. Planets that are listed without an owner are yet un-colonized planets, and can still be colonized by you.

Please note that the information presented here is based on the last time you have scouted this planet, so the information may well be outdated, and hence, planets listed as unsettled may have well been taken by another player already.

It would be wise to take this into account when making decisions. You can find out when a particular system was last scouted by centering the camera in the Galaxy Map on a specific planet or system. When hovering the mouse over the sun of the system, the tooltip will provide the information when the system was last scouted.

You can choose to scan planets or suns right from the Scouted Planets box. Simply right click on any entry end select the type of scan that you would like to perform.

Planet column

Displays the name of the scouted planet. Hovering the mouse over the planet name will bring up a tool tip identical to the one from the Map-Window. It shows the planets’ properties and commodities.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Planet Name contains specific text: Allows you to show/hide planets whose name contains a specific text.
  • Filter by Unsettled Planets: Allows you to show/hide planets that are not yet colonized by any player.

Owner column

Indicates the owner of the planet. Planets without an owner are considered unsettled.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Planet Owner: Allows you to show/hide planets that belong to a specific player.
  • Filter by Enemies Only: Allows you to show/hide planets that are owned by players that you are at war with.
  • Filter by Allies Only: Allows you to show/hide planets that are owned by players that you are allied with.

System column

Shows the name of the system that the planet is located in, together with the coordinates of the system shown in brackets.

Sometimes it may be convenient to sort the planets by the system column, instead of by name. When you do this the planets will obviously be grouped together by the system they are located in.

Population column

Displays the number of population on that planet. Please note that is information is based on the last time you scouted this system, and hence may well be outdated.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Population higher than specific number: Allows you to show/hide planets with a population count above a specific number.

Space column

Shows the total planetary space of the planet.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Planetary Space higher than specific number: Allows you to show/hide planets with a total planetary space above a specific number.

Food column

Shows the base food-output of the planet.

Production column

Shows the base production-output of the planet.

Science column

Shows the base science-output of the planet.

Resource column

Shows the base ship-resource-output of the planet. Every planet only ever holds one type of ship-resource (out of a possible five). Ship-resources are required to build ships. They are Metal, Deuterium, Radioactives, Crystal and Exotics.

All resource values of 10 or over are very good and ideal condidates for mining. Depending on the rarity of the resource in the galaxy, you should expect to see the value on the individual planets deminish. That is, metal deposits with a value of 10 is not a rare sight, but you’re not likely to ever even see an exotics deposit with such a high value. Usually, those will range from 1 to 5.

Used with prudence, this column can become a powerful tool in the hands of empire managers and -conquerers alike.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Type of Ship-Resource: Allows you to show/hide planets with only a specific type of ship-resource.

Ships In Vicinity

This lists all ships and fleets that are currently inside your scanner range.

You can choose to scan ships and fleets right from the Ships In Vicinity box. Simply right click on any entry end select the type of scan that you would like to perform.

In addition the context menu offers you extended selection options. For instance you can choose to select all ships owned by a certain player, if you right click on one ship of that player.

Ships/Fleets that are hostile to you will show up red in the Ship/Fleet column. Hovering over the entries in the Ship/Fleet column will tell you which classes of ship comprise a fleet or what class of ship an individual ship is.

Further information will be displayed in the tool tip if you scan the ships/fleets in question. For instance the Destination column will reveal the name of target-object if this ship was route-scanned.

Only ships within your scanner range will be displayed on this screen so be aware that considerable enemy forces may be lurking just outside of your scanner range.

Ship/Fleet column

Displays either “Ship” or “Fleet”. Ships and fleets owned by a player that you are at war with are indicated with a red ship icon. In case a fleet is fleet scanned, the number of ships inside the fleet are displayed as well.

Hovering the mouse of a ship/fleet will display more detailed information about the ship. Especially if the ship was scanned.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Fleets only: Allows you to show/hide fleets.

Owner column

Indicates the owner of the ship/fleet.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Planet Owner: Allows you to show/hide ships/fleets that belong to a specific player.
  • Filter by Enemies Only: Allows you to show/hide ships/fleets that are owned by players that you are at war with.
  • Filter by Allies Only: Allows you to show/hide ships/fleets that are owned by players that you are allied with.

Location column

Displays the current position of the ship. A ship can be either in orbit of a planet or sun, or near a planet or sun.

Destination column

This displays the destination of the ship, if it is known. A ship needs to be route scanned in order to determine its exact destination.

Ships Posing A Threat

This area shows the ships/fleets of other players that you do not have an alliance or peace treaty with. This is almost a synopsis of the Ships In Vicinity box and can be read/filtered/sorted in a similar fashion. Whatever ship, fleet, or planet the offending ship/fleet is closest to will also be displayed.

It shows whether they are moving towards (right facing red arrow) or moving away (left facing gray arrow) from your ship/fleet/planet. The Location column lists which of your planets or ships this object is nearest to, as well as the distance how far away the detected ship is from that object. You could choose to sort this list by distance, and that way get an overview which hostile ships pose the greatest threat.

Possible filter options

  • Filter by Fleets Only: Allows you to show/hide fleets only.
  • Filter by Ship Owner: Allows you to show/hide ships of specific players.
  • Filter by Enemies Only: Allows you to show/hide only ships that you are at war with.
  • Filter by Ships moving towards me: Allows you to show/hide ships that are moving towards me.
  • Filter by Ships near one of my planets: Allows you to show/hide ships that are near any of my planets.
  • Filter by Ship that are closer than specific number of units: Allows you to show/hide ships that are closer than a specific number of units.
 
manual\recon-screen.txt · Last modified: 2012/02/26 22:17 by nongolf
 
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