Ok, in the 2½ years since we started we have been mining Earths resources and therefore the current mineral report looks at follows:
Duranium 57,047 Acc: 1
Neutronium 11,409 Acc: 0.2
Corbomite 11,409 Acc: 0.2
Tritanium 11,409 Acc: 0.2
Boronide 72,123 Acc: 0.5
Mercassium 131,828 Acc: 0.6
Vendarite 11,409 Acc: 0.2
Sorium 46,077 Acc: 0.8
Uridium 43,834 Acc: 0.3
Corundium 44,849 Acc: 0.2
Gallicite 29,114 Acc: 0.3
This is excluding the stockpiled ore.
In Ad Astra The Avian Overlord struck gold on Mars. I am pleased to announce the finding of the other Bird's survey of our Red neighbour:
Moving on the survey Mercury Culise was about as lucky, or unlucky, as Kiwi.
The interesting part falls to Venus and Boris who struck a bit gold:
Duranium 5,743,067 Acc: 0.5
Tritanium 527,425 Acc: 0.1
Boronide 1,465,068 Acc: 0.7
Uridium 19,518,370 Acc: 0.1
Corundium 1,058,512 Acc: 0.1
There's Boronide and Duranium in high numbers and decent quality. Tritanium and Corundium, being 2 of the main priorities are also there in crap access. Maybe some geologists can improve this, but let us instead proceed to Jupiter and it's moons.
Here OY found a total of 16k tons of minerals on Amalthea. At some point we should drop some automines here just to put it out of it's misery! Ok, what's happening at Saturn then.
Here Culise redeemed himself with 2 hits:
Duranium 5,720 Acc: 0.8
Corbomite 11,440 Acc: 0.8
Mercassium 3,736 Acc: 0.7
Uridium 210,131 Acc: 0.8
Corundium 572,080 Acc: 0.8
Gallicite 233 Acc: 0.7
572k Corundium @ 0,8 - Where did I put those Freighters. I think I know where they should be hea... wait... what did you say??
Duranium 10,981,640 Acc: 0.9
Neutronium 2,387,025 Acc: 0.8
Corbomite 3,829,849 Acc: 0.2
Boronide 1,060,900 Acc: 0.1
Mercassium 6,630,625 Acc: 0.2
Vendarite 3,630,930 Acc: 0.3
Duranium & Neutronium in 0,8+ and multi million finds??? - I think I will reveal all ready now that Culise gets the award for best find in Sol. That's 2 of the 3 critical minerals in 0,8+ access around Saturn. Only Tritanium to go then. Oh Booooris.......
Tritanium 533,017 Acc: 0.9
Vendarite 263,949 Acc: 0.6
Corundium 1,645 Acc: 0.4
Good Little Spider! And sorry Kiwi - You only scratched dirt this time.
So to sum up our home system:
Duranium: 11 mio tons in 0,9+
Neutronium: 2,8 mio in 0,8+
Corbomite: Will become critical. Less than 30k in 0,8+, but 3,8 mio in 0,2 - Potential problem
Tritanium: 500k+ in 0,9+
Boronide: 1,4mio+ in 0,7+
Mercassium: Still 130k on earth in 0,6, but that's it except for 6,6mio+ in 0,2 - Potential problem
Vendarite: Well, in 0,8+ we have less than 30k. In 0,6 we have 260k and we have 3,6mio in 0,3 - Potential problem
Sorium: We have 50k tons we can mine (0,8+). We have 85k we can harvest (0,2-0,7) from gas giants. When that is done - we're out. And that means no more fuel - CRITICAL!
Uridium: 280k+ in 0,8 and a large 19,5mio+ find in 0,1. Can become a problem at a later date.
Corundium: Almost 600k in 0,8+. Additional 1mio in 0,1.
Gallicite: Less than 100k in system. CRITICAL!
Now we need to decide upon our next focus. We need to leave Sol and find Sorium and Gallicite in fair volumes to improve. Gallicite goes into a lot of missiles, so will become critical as we will expand our fleet. Except for update of personal, this will be the last update tonight and therefore I have the following topics for the Councils discussion:
1: Ship construction - Once we have the Engine/Jump Engine researched we need to lay down new constructions. The size of the new scouts will be 5.000 tons. Should we go for a general design with both Geo and Grav survey or 2 specialized designs with either improved defences, mission sensors or normal sensors?
2: Colonization - Would it be worth it to colonize Mars? Or should we do a beeline straight for terraforming Titan (2,18 vs. 8,09 colony cost) - If we go for the terraforming, we will need to build terraforming stations with a lot of infrastructure or Terraforming ships, which is my usual route.
3: Mining expansion - We will soon have 150 automated mines. Where should be place them? I would argue that the first 50 should go to Rhea to improve on Corundium and Duranium production, speeding up on mines. I might even argue for 100 mines, but we have the shortages of Tritanium and Neutronium so we could send 50 to Rhea, Titan and Triton for each of the critics. - Discuss
4: Should we build jump gates or not? If not, we need to include research in jump engine designs for all ship sizes - Even though we can jump squadrons. Building jumpgates improves the logistics, but opens up for all races to use them.
The council is now in session and will remain so for 12 hours (0900 GMT). At that time, I will reach decisions based on your input.