As raid time approaches, the usual topics will start to show up, so I am going to try and help out with a recent pain point that has had many complaints as of late. The availability of Titanium, Uranium, and Base Parts during raid time.
First things first, like it or not, resource management is part of strategy games. You need to use your resources as efficiently as possible in times that they are scarce to avoid down time. Titanium, Uranium, and Base Parts are limited in their availability during raids. With two of the three not having a practical route to procure at all. And with the removal of the Zoe's MoW fleets, there isn't much of a route to obtaining Uranium now either.
That said, here are some things you can do to prepare for raid time shortages and make your supplies last:.
- Max out your warehouses before the raid starts. This should be pretty obvious to anyone who has played through a full raid. Starting with a full hoard gives you more wiggle room. You can afford to be less frugal if you have a larger stash to work with. You know how much of each you of the three you will have at the start, so may as well max it out.
- Start resource heavy builds pre-raid and fill up again. Avoid starting a turret upgrade mid raid. That is a massively resource intensive process that will eat through half of your Uranium supply by itself. Try to start things like that pre-raid when you have time to top off again. Same with the Conquest Yard. Start a build that will go into the event a little ways. It gives you time to earn points, and plan out what you want to do for the remainder of the raid.
- Roll for your Rouge Crews early. Again, this can be a hefty Uranium sink depending on how many and what rarity crews you are willing to accept. Roll ahead of time, stock up on what you think you need, and fill back up on Uranium before the raid starts.
- Expeditions are your new friend. It has been confirmed that Expeditions will be enabled during raids. This is a great way to get trickles of the resources you want. With the extended time between "deliveries" it might be a good idea to start the night before the raid so you can time the drop offs a day or so in. That way you have some time to use what you have and make room for the returning payout. Best part is you won't need an Assault or Skirmish fleet during the raid, so may as well have them doing something.
- Reinforced Chests. These guys can be stacked. You can hold as many as you want. They also contain both Base Parts and Uranium pretty regularly. They make a great mid raid top off if you need it. Obviously there is some degree of RNG in the payouts, so the more chests you have on hand, the more likely you are to get the resources you need/want before running out. This point may not be as applicable this raid since it starts in just a couple days. But hey, 3 chests saved up could be all you need.
- Forsaken Mission chests also contain Uranium, so if you don't have an immediate need for the tokens they can be helpful in a pinch as well. Again, probably not all that applicable to the January raid, but worth keeping in mind for future use.
- All three of the limited resources will probably return to some degree as raid prizes. Redeemable for some amount of points. Personally, they are quite expensive and I would rather spend my points elsewhere, but if you absolutely have to have them, there will likely be some available.
- Uranium is awarded for achieving various point totals during the raid. By reaching 10 million points you will have been able to accumulate 37,300 Uranium this way.
The point of this thread isn't to debate one way or the other of the availability of Titanium/Base Parts/Uranium during raid time, it is simply some advice on how to make what you have last for 4 days.
If you have any other tips that I missed please let me know and I will add them.