If I build a new colony, are my resources pooled?
No, you have to transport them from planet to planet. That’s why the closer the colony, the cheaper the shipping costs (and transport time).
My first “farm” colony in oGame only has 47 fields. I put no defenses on the planet. All it does is produce resources which I ship to one of the other colonies. It it gets attacked, it won’t lose that much, since it doesn’t have much at any given time to lose. All of the fields are mines and power plants.
Eventually, I will delete that planet and colonize a new one, since you have a max of 8 colonies, plus your home planet.
Getting Larger Colonies
After you get your planets and mines to the point where you can create colony ships easily (meaning the cost isn’t detrimental to you), then you can start attempting larger planets. The field cost is random, so you may have to try 5 or 6 times before you get a big planet. Right now, I keep anything over 230.
Later, when I have 4 or 5 200+ planets, I will only keep everything over 300. Trying for all 300’s is a waste of time and resources unless you really want it.
Phione posted this as a comment over here:
unless you’re planning on building over lvl 30 on mines and buildings, it’s rather pointless to aim for 250+ or 300+ fields for your planets…
Total: 214 Fields
- Level 30 Metal
- Level 30 Crystal
- Level 30 Deut
- Level 30 Solar
- Level 25 Fusion
- Level 10 Robotic
- Level 5 Nanite
- Level 10 Shipyard
- Level 10 Metal Storage
- Level 10 Crystal Storage
- Level 10 Deut Storage
- Level 10 Research Lab
- Level 4 Rocket Silo
You cannot delete your home planet. Every home planet has 163 fields, regardless of what position it is in. So you can have everything over 300, except your home planet.
Building New Colonies
To create a new colony, send a Colony Ship on a “colonization mission” to a unused position somewhere in the galaxy. It will create a new colony there. Your colony ship is destroyed when a new colony is formed.
Any resources you send in the Colony Ship will be lost. If you want to support your Colony Ship, send cargo ships AFTER your new colony has been created. Any ships sent with the Colony Ship (in the same fleet) will be returned.