So I logged on to check oGame and make sure I wasn’t getting attacked
or something. I was scanned 5 times (all planets were out in galaxy X). As
it appeared in the overview it appeared to me that two different players
had scanned me. One from 4:x:x and the other from 5:x:x.
So as usually I check to see who the people scanning me are. Tuned out
that both planets were from the player “SpaceDud” (from ABC). Then it
dawned on me that if you’re going to scan someone you’re best to *only
scan them from one of your planets* (preferably from your main planet).
If you scan someone from multiple planets (especially at one time)
you’re giving away your planet positions so they doesn’t have to
look far to find you.
Plus if you scan from your main planet then you’re hiding more info. If
I scan you from a planet other than my main planet, you can do a search
on my user name and then click to send me a message, my main planet
location shows up there so you’d have the location of another one of my
Also for players who group their planets – for me a group in galaxy X and
another in Y. If I scan you from a planet in both those systems you’d be
able to find all my planets at once. If I just scan you from my main
planet… you may never know I have planets out in galaxy X.
Just some thoughs about how scanning can give away your position and
how to be smarter about it.