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Defence & Finance (Little Upsilon)

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samtuk (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 08:44 pm Click here to edit this post

My defence alone is now costing me more than my entire income per month and almost 7 times as much as the second highest costing department.

I was just wondering, if deactivate all the weapons/units will this cut the cost? And also will this cut my defence index?

Any ideas on other ways to cut the cost without losing alot of my index?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.

Daelin (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:31 pm Click here to edit this post
As I understand it, deactivating a weapon will cut the manpower used by it by about 75%. It will also cut its contribution to your defense index by about 75%, as well. Note, only weapons use manpower and only weapons contribute to the defense index. Ammunition has no recurring cost, uses no manpower, and does not contribute to your indices.

If your sole goal is to increase your defense index to increase your level (and if you only have a secured main, you have no other need for defense), then the best items to buy are either the Missile Interceptor Batteries or the Radar Planes (these are the defensive ones).

The MIBs have a recurring monthly cost in Missile Interceptors while the Radar Planes have a higher cost in number of MLM/LLWs used, but no monthly recurring cost.

You're already at Level 2, so to get to Level 3 and 4, you need a defensive force index of 100 (instead of the 75 you already have). That's about 23k MIBs (with no other defensive weapons), and require 115k LLW and 46k MLM's, and probably require about 800 missile interceptors/game month (for a cost of about 8B/month in missile interceptors alone).

Or, you can use approximately 2,520 radar planes, and require about twice as many LLW's and 3x as many MLM's, but have no recurring costs (just lost productivity in workers).

Other weapons work as well, but they have significantly higher costs in number of weapons required per defensive force index point. If you're really curious, here's the table from the Documentation:

The defense index in details

Weapon/AmmunitionIndex pointsSoldiersOfficers
Anti aircraft missile batteries0.0022242
Defensive fortification0.04581800360
Defensive military airport0.2063000600
Defensive military base0.2062400480
Missile interceptor batteries0.0043552
Defensive missile batteries0.0021542
Navy missile batteries0.0021742
Navy missile interceptor batteries0.0024663
Defensive destroyers0.00688030
Armored vehicles0.00024262
Defensive helicopters0.00225104
Defensive Interceptors0.00364125
Defensive Jeeps0.00024842
Defensive artillery0.00024872
Light tanks0.00040672
Defensive radar planes0.0397.09050

samtuk (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 01:57 am Click here to edit this post
Hi, Thanks for your reply.

I have already been to level 3, although i have dropped due to my finance index.

I am not too bothered at the moment about leveling up again, i just need to get my country back in profit. I deactivated my whole military and this seems to have solved the problem.

Thanks again.

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