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#1 Heat

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:32 AM

I got a question abt zrbites. U get them mainly from alien ships mission n colony i think it was right? But i find that sometime su get more n other times less from say a small ship. Like i would go on a mission on a small ship n get 50 zrbite other times nothing. I ever got 200 zrbite from a very large ship b4 but get nothing in another time.

I heard that its cos the ship is damaged but often the ship only has 1 tiny hole but i would end up with 0 zrbite. Anybody know the deal?

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:35 AM

If the power source is destroyed the Zrbite is gone, other than that I don't knwo what gives the fluctuating amounts you get.
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Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:44 AM

Hmm power source as in the ion beam accelerator?

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 08:28 AM

It's for this reason that once I've shot down a USO I don't bother with a recovery mission. Unless it's still early in the game when capturing alien equipment is important. Later in the game, when you start needing more zrbite, try raiding fully intact ships. You'll get all the zrbite the ship is carrying.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:53 AM

Ahh ic... ya i found most of the time shot down ships lose their iba so no zrbite. Intact ships r hard to come by tho late game....

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:57 AM

As i said in another thread, the UFOs store their zirbite in their engines.
If u shot them down, the zirbite is destroyed.
If u attack an landed ufo, look fpr the engine: u will find there a yellow cricle, thats the zirbite.

Theres 1 alien ship (small class) which does NOT store its zirbite in the engines, but i dont remember the name.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:16 PM

I've found that you can get 50 Zrbite from most cruisers (very common, largest 1-floor ship) even after you shoot them down. Perhaps it's just limited to this vessel type, but cruisers are the main source of Zrbite in my current game. Just don't use explosives in the sub.