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** The Terraforming quests have the atmospheric perfect balance mechanic. Earth's former atmosphere was made of around 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen, and you need to keep it within a small range between that. Trouble is, filling the atmosphere with Ozone decreases the oxygen and filling the world with flora increases the oxygen, causing the balance to fail and forcing you to use the Oxygenium/Nitrogenium respectively to restore it. The catch that makes it frustrating is that there are no options to ''perfectly'' replace the oxygen/nitrogen you lost, and as such you will be estimating via trial and error for the amount of oxygen/nitrogen you need to replace to restore the balance.

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** The Terraforming quests have the atmospheric perfect balance mechanic. Earth's former atmosphere was made of around 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen, and you need to keep it within a small range between that. Trouble is, filling the atmosphere with Ozone decreases the oxygen and filling the world with flora increases the oxygen, oxygen while displacing nitrogen, causing the balance to fail and forcing you to use the Oxygenium/Nitrogenium respectively to restore it. The catch that makes it frustrating is that there are no options to ''perfectly'' replace the oxygen/nitrogen you lost, and as such you will be estimating via trial and error for the amount of oxygen/nitrogen you need to replace to restore the balance.


** The Terraforming quests have the atmospheric perfect balance mechanic. Earth's former atmosphere was made of around 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen, and you need to keep it within a small range between that. Trouble is, filling the atmosphere with Ozone ''decreases'' the oxygen (since it uses oxygen to make ozone) and filling the world with flora increases the oxygen, causing the balance to fail and forcing you to use the Oxygenium/Nitrogenium respectively to put it back. The catch that makes it frustrating is that there isn't quite any option to balance it back exactly, meaning that most of the time you will be estimating via trial and error for the amount of oxygen/nitrogen you need to replace.

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** The Terraforming quests have the atmospheric perfect balance mechanic. Earth's former atmosphere was made of around 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen, and you need to keep it within a small range between that. Trouble is, filling the atmosphere with Ozone ''decreases'' decreases the oxygen (since it uses oxygen to make ozone) and filling the world with flora increases the oxygen, causing the balance to fail and forcing you to use the Oxygenium/Nitrogenium respectively to put it back. restore it. The catch that makes it frustrating is that there isn't quite any option are no options to balance it back exactly, meaning that most of ''perfectly'' replace the time oxygen/nitrogen you lost, and as such you will be estimating via trial and error for the amount of oxygen/nitrogen you need to replace. replace to restore the balance.


* ScrappyMechanic: Miners take far longer to mine resources when the game is offline. This means that your game needs to be constantly running in order to get resources properly. Thankfully, event items can drastically reduce this reduction.

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Miners take far longer to mine resources when the game is offline. This means that your game needs to be constantly running in order to get resources properly. Thankfully, event items can drastically reduce this reduction.reduction.
** The Terraforming quests have the atmospheric perfect balance mechanic. Earth's former atmosphere was made of around 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen, and you need to keep it within a small range between that. Trouble is, filling the atmosphere with Ozone ''decreases'' the oxygen (since it uses oxygen to make ozone) and filling the world with flora increases the oxygen, causing the balance to fail and forcing you to use the Oxygenium/Nitrogenium respectively to put it back. The catch that makes it frustrating is that there isn't quite any option to balance it back exactly, meaning that most of the time you will be estimating via trial and error for the amount of oxygen/nitrogen you need to replace.


* FridgeBrilliance: Why are there abundant resources in the Earth despite the game taking place at a time beyond the year where resources were hypothesized to run out? The Elders successfully took over Earth, absorbed the resources, and restored the resources back down there.

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Why are there abundant resources in the Earth despite the game taking place at a time beyond the year where resources were hypothesized to run out? The Elders successfully took over Earth, absorbed the resources, and restored the resources back down there.there.
** Why was [[spoiler:a planet with an Iron Core, aka Earth chosen for the Ancients to seal the corrupted Semu/Elders in? Iron is the most stable element thanks to having the highest binding energy per nucleon. As such, it would be the most stable and resistant to the corrupting frequencies of the Elders.]]


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: The fact that the Galactic Federation [[spoiler:managed to encapsulate ''every star in the Milky Way'' within a DysonSphere, in order to harness the energy to free humanity from being stuck in time]]. Even [[spoiler: the [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]]]] show amazement at this, and [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun constantly remind the player]] that they're a [[spoiler:"machine that ate a star"]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: The fact that the Galactic Federation [[spoiler:managed to encapsulate ''every star in the Milky Way'' within a DysonSphere, in order to harness the energy to free humanity from being stuck in time]]. Even [[spoiler: the [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]]]] show amazement at this, and [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun constantly remind the player]] that they're a [[spoiler:"machine that ate a star"]].galaxy"]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: The fact that the Galactic Federation [[spoiler:managed to encapsulate ''every star in the Milky Way'' within a DysonSphere, in order to harness the energy to free humanity from being stuck in time]]. Even [[spoiler: the [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]]]] show amazement at this, and [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun constantly remind the player]] that they're a [[spoiler:"machine that ate a star"]].


** Lutetium. It's a rare resource found on Type B Asteroids and has a very low conversion rate (100 Lutetium Ore converts to 5 Lutetium, which converts to 1 Lutetium Bar). It's only required for part of the storyline quest to create the research beam, and has no other use after that, meaning that any Lutetium obtained after the quest is complete will sit in your inventory.

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** Lutetium. It's a rare resource found on Type B Asteroids and has a very low conversion rate (100 Lutetium Ore converts to 5 Lutetium, which converts to 1 Lutetium Bar). It's only required for part of the storyline quest to create the research beam, and has no other use after that, meaning that any Lutetium obtained after the quest is complete will sit in your inventory.


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** Why are there abundant resources in the Earth despite the game taking place at a time beyond the year where resources were hypothesized to run out? The Elders successfully took over Earth, absorbed the resources, and restored the resources back down there.
** Why does the [[spoiler:Iron Elder resemble a huge, metallic sphere and is encountered at an even lower floor than the Obsidian Elder?]] As we know, the Earth's [[spoiler:core is a gigantic sphere of iron-nickel alloy. The Iron Elder is ''the core of the Earth itself'', and [[http://rockbitegames.com/deep-town-october18th-update-discussion-from-developers-2017/ the developers even mention this fact]].]] This is supported by one of the expedition logs where it is known about [[spoiler:the largest Elder's location, and that it needs to stay where it is for the sake of the magnetosphere]].
* JunkRare: Platinum. It's a very rare resource found in the Oil Zone and below, and has only ''one'' use -- to upgrade the Chemistry Lab. Once you get 5000 platinum to do so, there's no other uses. It cannot even be smelted into platinum bars, which don't exist in the game as of yet, or used in any recipes.

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FridgeBrilliance: Why are there abundant resources in the Earth despite the game taking place at a time beyond the year where resources were hypothesized to run out? The Elders successfully took over Earth, absorbed the resources, and restored the resources back down there.
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** Why does the [[spoiler:Iron Elder resemble a huge, metallic sphere and is encountered at an even lower floor than the Obsidian Elder?]] As we know, the Earth's [[spoiler:core is a gigantic sphere of iron-nickel alloy. The Iron Elder is ''the core of the Earth itself'', and [[http://rockbitegames.com/deep-town-october18th-update-discussion-from-developers-2017/ the developers even mention this fact]].]] This is supported by one of the expedition logs where it is known about [[spoiler:the largest Elder's location, and that it needs to stay where it is for the sake of the magnetosphere]].
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Platinum. It's a very rare resource found in the Oil Zone and below, and has only ''one'' use -- to upgrade the Chemistry Lab. Once you get 5000 platinum to do so, there's no other uses. It cannot even be smelted into platinum bars, which don't exist in the game as of yet, or used in any recipes. recipes.
** Lutetium. It's a rare resource found on Type B Asteroids and has a very low conversion rate (100 Lutetium Ore converts to 5 Lutetium, which converts to 1 Lutetium Bar). It's only required for part of the storyline quest to create the research beam, and has no other use after that, meaning that any Lutetium obtained after the quest is complete will sit in your inventory.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Elders. Mindless monsters of destruction, or actually beings who resent humanity for overconsuming Earth's resources? Their awakening and the destruction they caused could very well be [[GaiasVengeance them taking back the resources that humanity "stole" from them]]. The Gold Elder, being the only one that can speak, keeps complaining about the greed of humanity as well as your [=AIs=]. Furthermore, the period in which they attacked was the 22nd century -- a period beyond the year where Earth's resources are hypothesized to run out.


* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest used to be a massive grind-fest that required an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This was thankfully [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ toned down]] in order to allow newer players to access the space part of the game more easily.

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* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest used to be a massive grind-fest that required an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This was thankfully [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ toned down]] and the resources needed cut by over 4x in order to allow newer players to access the space part of the game more easily.


* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest used to be a massive grind-fest that requires an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This was thankfully [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ toned down]] in order to allow newer players to access the space part of the game more easily.

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* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest used to be a massive grind-fest that requires required an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This was thankfully [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ toned down]] in order to allow newer players to access the space part of the game more easily.


* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest is a massive grind-fest that requires an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This quest used to be ''even more'' tedious in the past, requiring over ''four times'' the amount of resources before [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ Rockbite Games toned it down]].

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* ThatOneLevel: The Rocket Quest is used to be a massive grind-fest that requires an ''absolutely insane'' amount of time to build the several parts of the rocket, some of which take an extremely long time to get enough of (Enhanced Helium-3, Compressors, Accumulator, Refined Oil, Diethyl Ether, Rubber) while others require a massive amount of (Steel Plates, Aluminium Bars, Graphite Rods). It's also a mandatory quest for accessing the space and terraforming parts of the game. This quest used to be ''even more'' tedious in the past, requiring over ''four times'' the amount of resources before was thankfully [[http://rockbitegames.com/change-log/ Rockbite Games toned it down]].down]] in order to allow newer players to access the space part of the game more easily.


* JunkRare: Platinum. It's a rare resource found in the Oil Zone and below, and has only ''one'' use to upgrade the Chemistry Lab. Once you get 5000 platinum to do so, there's no other uses. It cannot even be smelted into platinum bars, which don't exist in the game as of yet, or used in any recipes.

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* JunkRare: Platinum. It's a very rare resource found in the Oil Zone and below, and has only ''one'' use -- to upgrade the Chemistry Lab. Once you get 5000 platinum to do so, there's no other uses. It cannot even be smelted into platinum bars, which don't exist in the game as of yet, or used in any recipes.

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* JunkRare: Platinum. It's a rare resource found in the Oil Zone and below, and has only ''one'' use to upgrade the Chemistry Lab. Once you get 5000 platinum to do so, there's no other uses. It cannot even be smelted into platinum bars, which don't exist in the game as of yet, or used in any recipes.


* ThatOneSidequest: Fully leveling the Trading floor. Every 10th level requires a rare resource that is hard to obtain without BribingYourWayToVictory. Each other level requires a certain amount of materials, which cycles every few levels, and the amounts needed increase to the thousands. Some of the items are insanely easy to obtain (like copper, silver, or gold) while some require considerable materials and massive amounts of graphite to craft (Circuits, Lamps). There's a very fast way to obtain adequate crafted materials for the portal, but that requires buying them with 50 gems from the quick offers, and gems come by extremely rarely unless you [[BribingYourWayToVictory pay real money]].

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* ThatOneSidequest: Fully leveling the Trading floor. Every 10th level requires a rare resource that is hard to obtain without BribingYourWayToVictory.BribingYourWayToVictory or doing weekly guild events. Each other level requires a certain amount of materials, which cycles every few levels, and the amounts needed increase to the thousands. Some of the items are insanely easy to obtain (like copper, silver, or gold) while some require considerable materials and massive amounts of graphite to craft (Circuits, Lamps). There's a very fast way to obtain adequate crafted materials for the portal, but that requires buying them with 50 gems from the quick offers, and gems come by extremely rarely unless you [[BribingYourWayToVictory pay real money]].

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