Research Lab

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The Research Lab is where you build new technologies. Generally technologies can do one of the following things:

Some technologies have certain prerequisites, such as a certain level Research Lab or a certain level of another technology. They will not appear in your Research Lab until you've reached the requisite minimums.

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Notes

  • You can only have one research project in progress at any given time, regardless of how many labs you have. To take advantage of multiple research labs, you must research Advanced Research Communications Network.
  • Research can be canceled before completion for a full refund of resources.
  • To research some technologies, a certain research lab level in the planet must be reached.
  • Research labs can use only resources currently on the planet where the research is to be started.
  • To use resources from another planet for research, it must be transported from other planets to the planet with the research lab.
  • To increase research speed, you need Lab Droids (+2% each), Human Worker (invited friends) (+2% each), Androids (+4% each), or a Scientist (+25%).
  • The number of workers that can be used depends on the research lab level. You may add one worker to a Lab, plus one extra worker for every 3 levels. (So a level 3, 4 or 5 Lab can have 2 workers, a level 6 may have 3, etc.)

Costs

Level Ore Crystal Hydrogen Research Time %
1 200 400 200 100.00
2 400 800 400 66.67
3 800 1,600 800 50.00
4 1,600 3,200 1,600 40.00
5 3,200 6,400 3,200 33.33
6 6,400 12,800 6,400 28.57
7 12,800 25,600 12,800 25.00
8 25,600 51,200 25,600 22.22
9 51,200 102,400 51,200 20.00
10 102,400 204,800 102,400 18.18
11 204,800 409,600 204,800 15.96
12 409,600 819,200 409,600 13.74
13 819,200 1,638,400 819,200 --
14 1,638,400 3,276,800 1,638,400 --
15 3,276,800 6,553,600 3,276,800 --
16 6,553,600 13,107,200 6,553,600 --
17 13,107,200 26,214,400 13,107,200 --
18 26,214,400 52,428,800 26,214,400 --

Research Time

The time it takes to research a new technology is determined by the following formula:

Time(hours) =
(Ore Cost + Crystal Cost) * (1 - Research Bonus%)
1000 * (1 + Research Lab Level)

Where Research Bonus% is 0.02 per Lab Droid, 0.02 for Human Worker, 0.04 for Androids, and 0.25 for a Scientist assigned to your Research Lab. The achievable Research Bonus is capped at 75%.

Research Lab Level is the combined level of the Research Lab on the originating planet, plus the player's X highest level Research Labs on other planets, where X is their Advanced Research Communications Network level.

Note: In Starfleet Extreme, the denominator is 2000 * (Research Lab Level + 1)

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