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MISSION C2: CONTRACT RACE

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Planet: Celensoan A

Operatives: Goals:

Training Programs Available: 4 (all types; library and training pod)

Check the mission hints in-game by clicking the flashing light bulb icon near the bottom left of the screen. Also, see the general tips section of this site for hints and strategies that apply to all missions.

Walkthrough:

The mission begins with a slightly dirty base, operatives' happiness at 50%, and a competing mining crew breathing down your crew's necks.

The first thing to do is slow the competition down. Pause the game and place 2 or 3 automatic lasers near the top left of the map, just within reach of the Heron crew's leftmost titanium extractor but not close enough that their lasers can reach yours. Then every time they build an extractor or laser there, your lasers will destroy it. When the first set of lasers is in place and you have destroyed the leftmost lasers on the competing base, gradually place more lasers closer to the other base, until you are able to take out their second, and possibly third, titanium rigs. (Once I even killed competing operative Greg, though not intentionally.) Make sure to keep a steady supply of argon, either by buying or extracting it, since you'll use a lot. If your lasers run out of argon, they become easy targets for the competitors. (See these screenshots if you're having trouble placing your lasers.)

Now, while your lasers are doing their job, attend to your colonists' needs and get them to work as soon as possible. Get Stig and Venus on 2 titanium extractors right away. Place your titanium extractors as far to the left of the map as you can, and set their mining area to the left as well. Otherwise, the Heron Mining crew's lasers will destroy your mining bots.

Have Mr. Zhang start building androids as quickly as possible. (Regardless of how many androids you used in the previous mission, you start this one with materials to make 4 androids.)

The androids are "born" with 2 stars in mining, so they could easily handle the titanium job. However, training Slim, Hoshi and Kita in mining are among the next mission's goals. So if you start training them now, you'll begin the next mission with an advantage. Use the androids to mine until one of the kids has a couple of stars in mining, then have them swap jobs.

If you can place your lasers as described above, so you're destroying all three of the competing titanium extractors, you could beat the mission with only Stig on mining. But, to make things go faster, or if you are not able to destroy all three competing rigs, try and get 3 or 4 of your own titanium extractors going (with Stig, Venus, and two more operatives or androids working them). Buying a few extra warehouses also helps move the ore more quickly.

Other tips: If you didn't read my walkthrough for the previous mission, you might want to check it out. It includes tips for managing the androids and Mr. Zhang.

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