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Spaceship launch

Posted: Mon May 06, 2024 1:46 pm
by AlanH
On my first game using civ2/3 rules, and reached the point of being able to launch my spaceship. However, although the odds are 100%, it's short of 4 modules. The time it will take is 11.9 years.
What to do? Launch, or build the missing 4 modules to get a swifter journey?
I chose to build the 4 modules.
The spaceship (complete) will now take 15 years. Still 100%.
This has to be a mistake. Surely, a complete spaceship should be making the fastest journey? Am I missing something?

Re: Spaceship launch

Posted: Mon May 06, 2024 2:59 pm
by cazfi
It's heavier with the additional modules, so it's slower if you have the same number of engines to provide the thrust.

Re: Spaceship launch

Posted: Wed May 08, 2024 1:02 am
by AlanH
Lighter, yes, but also riskier. The chance of success should not be 100%.