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Unique to Galaxy on Fire 2 are blueprints that produce a more advanced item, usually from common materials. Many can be purchased from dealers in space lounges around the galaxy, but all blueprints significant to the story are received at no cost.
All blueprints owned by the player appear in the "Blueprints" tab of the "Hangar" menu. If the cargo bay has any component of a blueprint, the name of that blueprint will appear in green, indicating that production can begin/resume. Otherwise, the blueprint name appears in white text.
Blueprint components can be obtained by various methods:
- purchase at lounges across the galaxy,
- mining from asteroids
- from destroyed or EMP-disabled ships with a tractor beam.
- some of the components may appear, already applied to the initial production run at a specific station when the blueprint is first provided (Khador Drive, Chromo Plasma)
- using autocomplete (see below)
Once production from a blueprint has begun (when any quantity of any component is committed to the blueprint), it is tied to the station where production was started. An incomplete product cannot be moved or aborted while under production, nor can the same blueprint be used to start production at another station, until completion of the existing build for that blueprint (regardless of whether the player has taken possession of the product).
The player may freely travel around the galaxy collecting components, and either bring them back to the producing station in their own cargo hold (adding them from the Blueprint screen when docked at that station), or (with the exception of volatile goods such as Red Plasma) pay a shipping fee of 200$/t to send them from any other station in the galaxy, regardless of distance. It is advised that players start production at an easily accessible station to minimize shipping fees.
Once all the components are added, the product is completed.
- If the player is at the producing station, it is immediately transferred to the ship's cargo hold.
- Otherwise, the completed product is moved to a second list at the bottom of the Blueprints screen, in addition to the normal position where another production run can begin. A special flag appears on the Map screen where a finished product is ready for pickup. The next time the player docks at that station, the product is automatically transferred to the cargo hold.
As of V1.1.5 on GOF2 HD, a new "Autocomplete" feature has been added. Autocomplete allows you to complete any blueprint without actually finding all the resources needed. The price to autocomplete is significantly higher than the actual product so players can't abuse it. On normal and hard difficulty, the price to autocomplete ranges from 1.5 to 2 times the total sum of the average prices of the materials. On Extreme difficulty, it costs 2.5 to 3 times more.
What this means:
you would take the average of Explosives and mutiply by 5 = $13 * 5 = $65,
then take the average of Basic Food and multiply by 2 = $1.5 *2 = $3,
and then the average of Towels and multiply by 10 = $3 * 10 = $30.
Then you add them all together = $65+$3+$30 = $98.
For the lowest autocomplete price, multiply by 1.5 = $147
For the maximum autocomplete price, multiply by 2 = $196 (Normal/Hard)
Most of the blueprints are purchased in the Space Lounge of the station at the indicated planet, but some are given at no cost in credits based on certain events. In the case of the Liberator, either of these methods can be chosen, allowing the player to pay a million-credit premium to obtain the weapon before the triggering event in the story line provides it at no charge. Finally, the Supernova DLC introduces the "hacking" mini-game, by which several of the late-game blueprints are secured. This table indicates how to obtain each blueprint, and an analysis of profit potential for most:
|Obtained at|| Price/|
|Profit Potential Analysis|
|128MJ Railgun||Eanya||Kallsta Omba||19,999||6,501||138||17,934||382||12,217||259|
|Yin Co. Shadow Ninja||K'ontrr||E'kkide||39,999||19,387||117||54,998||333||37,192||225|
|M6 A3 "Wolverine"||Suteo||Géhlon||49,999||8,949||203||28,166||640||18,558||421|
|Fluxed Matter Shield||Ni'mrrod||K'ane||59,999||17,796||56||86,767||271||52,281||163|
|Rhoda Blackhole||Pescal Inartu||Festus||39,999||18,157||106||48,780||284||33,469||195|
|Mass Driver MD 10||ø Y'mirr||K'mirkk||59,999||51,000||342||91,650||615||71,325||478|
|Gunant's Drill||ø Mido||Var Hastra||129,999||67,122||216||188,881||609||128,002||413|
|Icarus Heavy AS** V||Loma||Var Destro||200,000||207,811||1,071||309,729||1,597||258,770||1,334|
|HH-AT "Archimedes"** V||Quineros||700,000||293,230||1,481||562,944||2,843||428,087||2,162|
|Liberator[10x] V||Sao Perula||1,000,000||28,929||333||61,846||711||45,388||522|
|ø Her Jaza||Valkyrie||Storyline|
|Disruptor Laser** V||Vulpes||Inari Onu||Storyline||239,788||1,355||355,026||2,005||297,407||1,680|
|Gamma Shield II S||Wolf-Reiser||Thynome||Storyline||2,789||62||15,940||354||9,365||208|
|Chromo Plasma S||Ginoya||Var Lupra||Storyline||269,510||73||342,870||93||306,190||83|
|Ion Lambda MK2[10x] S||ø Alda||Merxde|| Hack|
|Pandora Leech¶ S||Selbah||(loss)||45,887||330||21,582||155|
|Shock Blast[10x]¶ S||ø Skor Terpa||Bervegor||27,686||208||57,057||429||42,372||319|
|Particle Shield¶ S||Wah'norr||Va'lerrm||(loss)||128,210||275||60,551||130|
|Phoenix SIS¶ S||Paréah||Shelén||341,414||9,484||370,219||10,284||355,817||9,884|
|Fireworks[10x]¶ S||Earn all Gold and Orange medals||48,473||4,407||76,005||6,910||62,239||5,658|
- [10x] Secondary Weapon blueprints produce 10 units on completion. Profit analysis based on sale of all 10 units.
- * These blueprints have been found in several places. This does not mean that their location is random but only that sellers can appear on one of several stations.
- ** Profit analysis based on 62 Void Crystals and 1 Void Essence for the cost of 5 Energy Cells.
- ¶ Plasma cost based on 25t of Plasma for the expenditure of one Ion Lambda MK1 missile. Profit/t for Phoenix SIS and Fireworks skewed by counting Chromo Plasma as 1t instead of the 3668t of individual colored Plasma.
- ø System not part of the Jumpgate network, reachable only via Khador Drive
Minimum profit is calculated by having all ingredients bought at Loma, all shipped from another system, and the product sold at lowest price. Maximum profit assumes all ingredients purchased minimum price, all ores mined at no cost in credits, constructed with no shipping costs, and the product sold at the highest known price (typically Loma). The average profit is the arithmetic mean of these two values (computed by adding them, then dividing by two), and can be less than half of the maximum profit if the minimum is actually a loss.