So you’ve got a moon. Now what?
When you get a moon, the overview screen for that moon’s planet will show to the left of the large planet image an image of the moon. You can either go to the moon’s overview page by clicking this image (like the other colony images on the right) or by selecting from the drop down list. The moon’s overview tells you basically the same things the normal planets do.
Moons exist to eat resources.
There are only 8 buildings (that I’ve so far seen) you can build on moons:
- Robotic Factory
- Ship Yard
- Metal Storage
- Crystal Storage
- Deuterium Tank
- Lunar Base
- Sensor Phalanx
- Jump Gate
Each building requires an open field, just like planets do. But, in the case of a moon, fields are created by building a Lunar Base. Each Lunar base gives you three fields to build on. I’m not aware of the formula for determining the max number of fields you can get out of a moon, though.
The Sensor Phalanx gives you the ability to spy on the fleet movements of planets within range. For every level of the Phalanx, you can see (level^2) – 1 systems out. So, for a level 1 phalanx, you can see only your system (0 systems out). For level 3, you can scan up to 8 systems away. To scan a planet with the Phalanx, from your moon, go to the Galaxy page, find the galaxy and planet you want, and click on the planet’s name. Note that you do of course need to have enough deut for the galaxy view, and I believe 5000 to scan.
The scan will show you what ships are headed to and from the planet, and when they arrive/return.
The Jump Gate. Haven’t built this one yet, but I do know it lets you move a fleet (minus resources) from that gate to any other gate you control. Supposedly, it doesn’t cost to operate, but there is a 30-minute recharge time between uses. I’ll have to do more research on that. This sucker is expensive.
Moons produce energy; as of yet, I’ve no idea what for, but they do produce it. Possibly for Gate operation… again, more research is required.
In order to build the buildings and ships,, or power the Phalanx, you need to haul the resources from the planet to the moon. The trip takes a little over 3 minutes for a large cargo with a Combustion Engine level of 9.
Contributed by FuIru from the PRGM Alliance
For more Information and Tips on OGame Moons…
- Moon Recap – by Tublecain
- Can my moon be destroyed?
- I now have a moon
- How to get a moon
- Moon Ratings, Deathstars and Lunar Bases
- Moon Buildings
- Buildings on the Moon
- Once in a Blue Moon – General Moon FAQ
- Moon Search Results at OGame Tips
- Purchase the OGame Tips Strategy Guide I cover “Moon Walking” and various moon uses in detail!