So I’ve been messing around in creative mode to try to better understand building bases and how CPU statistics add up for the upcoming activation of CPUs. Here’s some information I figured out on the FULL Large block types (I did not look at different shapes…yet). If this is posted elsewhere, I apologize for duplicating it. I didn’t see anything on this when I created the topic.
FULL Large Block Type
1 Truss Block = 1 CPU point
1 Wood Block = 2 CPU points
1 Carbon Block = 5 CPU points
1 Steel Block = 12 CPU points
1 Concrete Block = 14 CPU points
1 Hardened Steel Block = 22 CPU points
1 Xeno Block = 32 CPU points
1 Combat Steel = 40 CPU points
1 Armored Concrete Block = 43 CPU points
So now let’s look at the hit points of these blocks compared to their CPU points.
Truss = 278 HP / 1 CPU = 278 rating
Wood = 100 HP / 2 CPU = 50 rating
Carbon = 200 HP / 5 CPU = 40 rating
Steel = 500 HP / 12 CPU = 41.67 rating
Concrete = 600 HP / 14 CPU = 42.86 rating
Hardened Steel = 1000 HP / 22 CPU = 45.45 rating
Xeno = 1500 HP / 32 CPU = 46.88 rating
Combat Steel = 2000 HP / 40 CPU = 50 rating
Armored Concrete = 2200 HP / 43 CPU = 51.63 rating
So you would think that the mighty Armored Concrete block with 2200 HP would rule the day when it comes to a single block’s HP compared to CPU points, but no my friend. It’s the mighty TRUSS!!! LOL
To put it into perspective: 1 armored concrete block would give you 2200 HP at the cost of 43 CPU points. 8 Truss blocks (combined-grouped together) would give you 2224 HP at the cost of only 8 CPU points! If I was to slap 43 CPU points worth of Truss blocks together (equivalent to 1 armored concrete block’s CPU points), that group of Truss blocks would have a combined HP total of 11,954 HP!!!
When CPUs get activated, I believe I will be gutting just about everything and rebuilding with Truss blocks and just have an outer shell of the individual higher HP blocks. I will still have to check on the different shapes of blocks to see what kind of ratings they produce based on the different HP they have and possibly different CPU ratings.
And I was actually disappointed at the rating of the carbon block. Maybe because I was thinking carbon-fiber type material? The carbon block to me is coming across a little wimpy in that department.
I do have to say I have not looked at mass or volume on these blocks either. I will have to relook at what “volume” actually represents in the game. All these blocks are the same size, taking up the same amount of space, so I don’t understand why all their volume ratings are different. I do understand the mass rating being different on them as each material has a different density.
Finally, what I was getting at is I can slap on an 8 row deep of truss’ around my ship/base and get pretty much the same HP rating as a single row of armored concrete blocks, and save my self 35 cpu points per “block” area, mass would be 2 tons compared to 4 tons, and the only loss is 60 SU volume for the truss’ to the 36 SU of the armored concrete block. But where does volume come into play when you are talking about protection around your ship? I have more research to do…