Hi I have noticed some talk about trade outposts and as TEC I havent been bothering with them. Im just wandering what people think regarding TEC, my logic was that initially it takes some time to get civ infrastructure up on 2 or 3 planets and if I want to get up the military tech tree fast well is a trade OP not costing 1 logistics slot? Also say I do build one how does it work for example say I have simply 2 adjacent planets :
I take it that gives a set amount of cedits every so often? Now what about the setup where there are 3 planets and the middle planet has NO trade outpost
Will planet 1 and 3 both trade and have money comming in even though they are seperated by other planets? Im sure I read something about foreign tradelanes working better or something, maybe Im getting mixed up but I dont understand what that means in practice . (How to know which ones are foreign? Maybe Im mixed up here but sure I read something along these lines)
Thanks again all, Im just interested to know what you all think and if what Im doing is putting me at a real disadvantage and if theres a way to have trade outposts and still having enough logistics to get as high as possible military research
One final thing, its in regards to upgrades. I like to get all the military upgrades that enhance weapon damage and my question is when I get these upgrades via research, does this affect ALL ships i.e already built ships + future ships?