How do I improve my Base and my defenses?
All of the functions in your Base are controlled by buildings. Buildings allow you to collect resources, defend yourself against attack, and train an army. All buildings become more effective and powerful when upgraded.
The basic gameplay flow is this:
- Collect Resources
- Use Resources to Construct Buildings
- Upgrade your Buildings
- Defend against Attacks
You have four resources: Crystals, Gas, Energy, and Uranium. You can see your current stored amount of each resource at the top of the Edgeworld game window.
Resources come from resource collecting buildings. There are four buildings, one for each resource: Crystal Mines, Gas Refineries, Solar Plants, and Reactors.
Before you can use the resources from a building, you must collect those resources. Click on the building, then click Collect. The resources in the building will be transferred into your storage, and ready to use.
Use Resources to Construct Buildings
Click the Build button on the game menu. This opens a list of available buildings.
There are three types of buildings.
- Resource buildings produce resources, or increase your storage capacity
- Defense buildings protect you from enemy attacks
- Combat buildings help you train your army and attack your enemies
Click on a building to learn more about it. This screen will also tell you how many resources are required to construct the building. If everything looks good, click Build.
Find a nice empty space in your base for the new building, and click to start construction. Your workers will automatically begin to assemble the building.
You can only build or upgrade one building at a time.
Upgrade your Buildings
To make your buildings effective, you need to upgrade them frequently. Simply click on a building and choose Upgrade to open the upgrade menu. If you have enough resources, you can click Upgrade and start improving the building right away!
Some buildings require that other buildings be upgraded first. Look for the red text to tell you what's required.
At high levels, some upgrades can take a long time. If you click on an upgrading building and choose Speed Up, you'll see a list of items that allow you to finish upgrading faster.
Defend your Base
The most important building type is the defensive building. These weapons, turrets, cannons, and lasers automatically come online when your base is attacked. When an enemy unit comes into range, the defensive building will begin attacking them until destroyed.
A strong network of defensive buildings is vital. Place some near your Command Center and resource collectors to protect your resources. Mix up your defensive buildings: some are strong against individual targets, and some are strong against groups. Don't leave a hole in your defense!
Most Importantly: Have Fun!
There's no one best way to build your base. Try different things and experiment. Move your defensive buildings around, and try different configurations. Discover the strategy that works best for you!