What interesting things you learned from playing games?


Super Energy Apocalypse : RECYCLED!
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1. Learn to manage and use the things you currently have.


The video above shows how to workaround the problem with limited resources for building up your defense.
Usually, I’ll bulldozed the Coal Factory as it generates too much smog that makes aliens grow stronger.
However, with limited Energy and Metal to spend, and aliens invading/spawning in less than 1 minute,
I am constricted with the Coal Factory provided in the game. I had no choice but to use it to generate
sufficient energy to last the first wave of alien invasion, and improve research in the same time.
Once I survive the alien invasion, I could focus on building research labs to generate research points.
Research points is used on Coal Factory to reduce smog and generate more energy.
More energy means more construction. Finally, I could replace the Coal Factory with Nuclear Plants.
In short, use what you are provided effectively instead of dumping it if you are limited in resources.


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2. Learn how to manage resources, do not overuse a resource for an activity. Be balance!


The video above shows how I defended my base using 3 types of resources : metal, gas, electricity.
Flame Turret uses gas and deals high damage against alien, while burning their waste but creates smog.
Gun Turret uses metal as bullets but deals moderate damage. Metal is required in constructing building.
Flood Lights uses electricity to shock aliens but deals little damage. Electricity is used to power up buildings.
If a player focuses on 1 resources to defend himself against horde of aliens, the resource is quickly reduced.
Using only Flame Turret will cause too much pollution, in return, aliens grow even stronger against Flame/Fire.
Using only Gun Turret will cause you to build slowly with lack of metal. Each metal mines produce little metal.
Using only Flood Lights causes power shortage, where buildings will not be active to produce their products.
In short, balancing your resources is vital since resources are used by other areas as well.
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3. Balancing priorities between defense and income. Be not “overly”


The video above is not mine though. But it applies the same concept on winning the toughest game mode.
It’s actually balancing priorities. Whether to place more focus on defense or income.
When you feel that the next wave will be stronger, you strengthen your defenses, but not overly defensive.
Overly defensive means your defense can rip through enemy invasion easily as counting 1 2 3.
However, money invested purely on defense throws your opportunity away in producing more money
during both alien invasion and delay period that occurs in each wave. The extra money could be used
to invest on better defense equipments and research to protect your population from dieing easily!
Massing economic centers alone and too early will do no good as enemy will crush your population since
your defense is weak. Protecting the planet population is the first priority in Planet Defender.
Economic Center is just an aid, optional, but population determines whether you win/lose the game.
In short, balancing both priority will reward you with more benefits than focusing on one.
This applies in real life as well, such as working and spending time with your family.
You can work 24/7 to earn lots of money, but this will missed out special moment with family.
Example: Missing out birthday party with children. Could not see children playing in competition. etc

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4. Know your tools/capabilities


Like in chess game, you need to know your tools such as the chess pieces functionality.
If you do not know their functionalities, you could not plan ahead on how to use them to defeat opponent.
It also gives you a disadvantage that you could not calculate the moves that the enemy make as well.

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