- Don't be too lazy for a little
calculating. Making a huge-hop-trip? Calculate how much you'll need for the
trip. The two ways! We don't want to get stranded in pirate territory, don't
- If you are a colony developer,
try to have a few desert colonies around. When put to harvest, they will
start pumping out spice at a crazy tempo.
- It's always handy if you travel
trough the Galaxy to carry a Biodome with you. Imagine you run out of warp fuel
in the middle of nowhere and you can't make enough jumps to U.N.-territory, a
safe colony or a starport and you want to stay in the same place. In such a
situation you can start a colony in one of the planets of the system. You will
be in a colony that is U.N.-territory and you will be protected for a few days.
- If you run out of warp fuel in
the middle of nowhere and you don't carry a biodome, can't make a jump to
U.N.-territory, a safe colony or a starport and you want to stay in the same
place and you don't carry any spice you are in deep shit. You can always ask all
the people online to help you. You can do this by typing: /s HEEEELP! I'm in
deep shit!!!! . Then you ask if someone would like to sell you some spice ( if
you don't have any money with you or anything to trade your not worth being
helped ) . If someone agrees to help, you will have to give your location. This
is very risky! Nobody can be trusted and you are an easy target for pirates.
Make sure the person can be trusted ( maybe check him or her out in the
Who's-online-screen in the top menu ) . If the person is in your Corporation he
or she probably can be trusted. Then send your location by in-game mail or by
talking to him or her directly (you can do this by typing: /t nameofthepersonyouwishtotalkwith) . Wait until your partner arrives and then start trading by clicking on the
horn-icon in the right menu and click on the name of you partner. When you have
the spice press Alt-J. This is the jettison screen. Select all the spice and
jettison it. Now you will have one warp fuel unit for every spice unit you
jettisoned. Hopefully you will have enough to jump to a safe haven.