You want a moon?
Getting a moon is expensive, so don’t expect to get one early on. It’s also a matter of luck. I managed to get my moon when I failed to fleet save and lost enough ships to produce a 4% chance.
For every 100,000 resources dumped into the debris field, there is a 1% chance it will form a moon, up to a max of 20%. The debris that will form a moon is ONLY the debris from that attack. That is, if someone attacks you, and leaves 100K resources lying around, you get a 1% chance of a moon forming at that time. If you are again attacked, and this attack also creates 100K resources in a debris field, you again get a 1% chance; the previous debris doesn’t count towards your chances.
NOTE: Any resources that are sent during an attack are simply lost if that fleet is destroyed. They will NOT end up in the Debris field, and do not increase your chances of a moon.
And remember… that Debris field goes to the defender during the battle. So if you send in an attacking fleet to me, and I destroy that incoming fleet, then you lose those resources and I get the chance at a moon.
So there’re a couple ways to get a moon.
First, you can get ‘lucky’ like I did, and get fleet crashed. In order to get that 4% chance, I had to lose over 1.2M resources in destroyed ships (remember that 30% of the resources from a ship go into the debris when it’s destroyed).
You can also work with someone else to try to get a moon, either by paying them to fleet crash you, or trading fleet crashes with them (There’s currently a thread in the Plots and Plans section of the forum where we’re doing this). For a 1% chance, 84 Light Fighters is the most cost efficient fleet to lose (as it has the highest metal to crystal ratio, and metal is relatively cheap).
Bear in mind that crashing to get a moon isn’t against game rules, as long as the resultant debris field doesn’t give you more than enough to get a 20% chance. Otherwise, it could violate the rules against pushing.
Contributed by FuIru from the
PRGM EVO.TC Alliance
NOTE: Moons do not count towards your planet total. You can have 9 planets and 9 moons.
Moons are created instantly. Either you get one… or you don’t. That’s why it’s called a chance.
If you don’t get one, keep trying. I have seen 4 moons given in 5 attacks… and I have seen 20 attacks go by and no moons. Just keep trying!
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!