How to Build Vehicles
Building a Marauder empire is easier said than done. He needs vehicles for his crew, whether for fighting or support operations.
This is where Engineering comes in handy. It allows a captain to build vehicles for battle. To find out more, please review the following information.
It is at the heart of the airship that Engineering is located. It is the home of gear-heads and wrench monkeys. It is where all mechanized units are built.
A mechanized unit is a vehicle which is capable of fighting, e.g. Savar Tank or Bethes Cannon, a vehicle which supports other units in battle, e.g. Ambulance or Repair Truck, and things like Smuggling Trucks.
In order to open the Engineering screen, find the button on the top left, highlighted in the following image:
There are three major areas in Engineering.
A) Room Info
B) Production Queue
C) Build Options
Every production room on your airship has Room Info.
a) Productivity - Productivity is a very important value. It is the sum value of the knowledge and efficiency of your Engineering. The higher the Productivity, the lower the cost in both time and resources the object will be to build.
b) Airship Upgrades - Indicates how much extra productivity you are getting from Airship Upgrades.
The Build Options provide a list of all Vehicles available to be constructed.
All Vehicles cost something. Usually there is at minimum a Gold and time cost, and usually an Iron cost as well. All Vehicles take up Deployment.
a) Vehicles Tab
b) Smuggling Vehicles Tab
c) Special Vehicles Tab
d) List Of Available Vehicles - All the items under the currently selected tab which are available for manufacture will be listed here along with their costs.
Additionally, it is possible to see the various stats of the Vehicles by mousing over their icons. Simply hold the mouse over an entry for a few moments to see the details.
The Production Queue is where Vehicles are lined up waiting to be constructed.
a) Current Production - The Vehicle which is currently being constructed.
b) The Queue - Up to four Vehicles can be added to the queue to wait for construction in addition to the Vehicle currently being built.
As an entry reaches the top, it will start building. Once finished, it will be moved to the Storage Bay to await orders or deployment.
Building A Vehicle
The process of building a vehicle is easy. Simply find the Vehicle, make sure enough resources are available, and click on the Vehicle.
Once added to the queue, if there is nothing else in the queue, building will begin immediately.
If construction of a Vehicle must be canceled, simple click the "X" in the top right corner for that Vehicle. All resources will be returned upon cancellation.