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For the Benefit of All

Play as USA and research all technologies in the Engineering tech-tree before Sol 100

For the Benefit of All-0.9
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How to unlock the For the Benefit of All achievement

  • DarklightsDarklights518,369
    27 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018
    9 0 5
    Starting a new game I chose Politician for the leader.

    You need to keep your research high throughout to get this, I mainly used outsourcing to keep the overall outsourcing level in a decent place.

    To begin with I kept it at 1,000 per SOL once through the initial few research items I stepped up to 1,500 per SOL for most of the game, stepping up to 2,000 for the final three items in the tree. Try to maintain a balance while keeping some cash for emergencies.

    Start by researching the Explorer Ai talent for an extra boost on your research and then stick to the Engineering tree.

    Timeline to track your progress:
    SOL 15 8 Research items unlocked, research increased to 1,500 per SOL
    SOL 25 11 Research items unlocked, Dome being built
    SOL 29 Landed colonists, started building research lab and mining export materials
    SOL 35 13 Researched items unlocked, research at 1,500 per SOL
    SOL 50 4 Research items left to unlock
    SOL 56 3 Research items remain, each one is 20,000 Research increased to 2,000
    SOL 65 2 Research items remain
    SOL 74 1 Research item remains
    SOL 85 Achievement popped

    Scan sectors and anomalies as soon as you can for extra research
    Build at least two research labs when you comfortably can
    Place your research labs, export ship and rare materials extractor on high priority
    Keep checking you research screen - Outsourcing will drop and you will need to top it up
    I didn't bother but you can buy more explorers to increase your research
    You can research (on the social tree) Mars crowdfunding and Earth - Mars initiative for more money and research but I stuck to the engineering tree instead

    Finally when building the dome if you build a medium one and an Arcology tower you'll get

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    The tree randomises each new game so you may not be able to.

    Once popped I recommend you keep playing and aim for
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    DarklightsRocket ship = export ship
    Posted by Darklights on 31 Mar 18 at 18:33
    Fuzzy Bear HugsThis solution was great. In my experience, I had zero rare metal exports and I worried it would slow me down. Early on, however, I discovered the breakthrough tech Alien Imprints. It created new anomalies around the map (discovered without scanning) and each of them reduced my total science required for each tech by 5%. This helped me save a ton of time and get the final Engineering tech around Sol 73.

    All of my money went to outsourcing with the occasional $400/500M going to importing metal parts and electronics from Earth.

    Also, because the tooltips aren't updated - as the Politician commander, you ARE getting the bonus money each time the USA sponsor effect happens. It just doesn't show the correct amount in the tooltip that appears. You will receive $600M every few Sols.
    Posted by Fuzzy Bear Hugs on 08 Apr 18 at 05:35
    HoneyDaddy+1 for the Alien Imprints. I just kept restarting my map until I got the breaththrough tech I wanted. Took about half an hour but it makes this achievement must easier to do.
    Posted by HoneyDaddy on 10 Apr 18 at 17:21
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    26 Apr 2020 26 Apr 2020 26 Apr 2020
    0 0 0
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