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KernelsEdit

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Kernels, once researched, add to a bank of information you have on items. The specific item you gain knowledge on is random within a subset based on the kernel - red kernels give knowledge on items likely to be used by the Thelodica, green kernels favor Pelistal items, etc. Similarly, the size of the NPC killed also affects your returns - assault bot kernels give information on small-size items, and so on.

The tier of the robot's kernel also affects what research it will yield. Lower tier k

KernelsEdit

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Kernels, once researched, add to a bank of information you have on items. The specific item you gain knowledge on is random within a subset based on the kernel - red kernels give knowledge on items likely to be used by the Thelodica, green kernels favor Pelistal items, etc. Similarly, the size of the NPC killed also affects your returns - assault bot kernels give information on small-size items, and so on.

The tier of the robot's kernel also affects what research it will yield. Lower tier kernels will only give information specific to T1 and at most T2 modules. (Exception: Drone Kernels will yield up to T3 Small Miners and Harvesters.) Higher tier kernels offer information about T2/3/4 as their tier raises, respectively. The most important quality to understand about the system is that your knowledge of a type of item always fills from the “Bottom up:” you have to reach 100% mastery of a Standard item before beginning knowledge of the T2, and so on. While it is possible to use a 4th tier kernel to complete standard-level research, a 1st tier kernel will NOT yield T3 or T4 knowledge. Thus is may be wiser to hoard higher-tier kernels until you finish the lower tiers of research. Typically, a player has the knowledge to prototype nearly everything a kernel type offers at one level before great progress is made at the next level. If a player is working on a T4 prototype's knowledge base, it is very likely that the player can prototype nearly anything that kernel offers at T3.

Particularly as a type of kernel begins to near obsolescence, it requires more kernels of research to advance knowledge of an item. 5 Drone Kernels may move knowledge of a standard item from 0-20%, but it will require many more kernels to move the research from 80% to 100%. When a kernel is nearly obsolete, the game will give an alert that not enough kernels were consumed to advance research if this is the case, but the kernels will still be consumed. When a kernel is completely obsolete to a player - nothing more may be gained from it - the game will actually prevent the kernel from being consumed. ernels will only give information specific to T1 and at most T2 modules. (Exception: Drone Kernels will yield up to T3 Small Miners and Harvesters.) Higher tier kernels offer information about T2/3/4 as their tier raises, respectively. The most important quality to understand about the system is that your knowledge of a type of item always fills from the “Bottom up:” you have to reach 100% mastery of a Standard item before beginning knowledge of the T2, and so on. While it is possible to use a 4th tier kernel to complete standard-level research, a 1st tier kernel will NOT yield T3 or T4 knowledge. Thus is may be wiser to hoard higher-tier kernels until you finish the lower tiers of research. Typically, a player has the knowledge to prototype nearly everything a kernel type offers at one level before great progress is made at the next level. If a player is working on a T4 prototype's knowledge base, it is very likely that the player can prototype nearly anything that kernel offers at T3.

Particularly as a type of kernel begins to near obsolescence, it requires more kernels of research to advance knowledge of an item. 5 Drone Kernels may move knowledge of a standard item from 0-20%, but it will require many more kernels to move the research from 80% to 100%. When a kernel is nearly obsolete, the game will give an alert that not enough kernels were consumed to advance research if this is the case, but the kernels will still be consumed. When a kernel is completely obsolete to a player - nothing more may be gained from it - the game will actually prevent the kernel from being consumed.

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