Should a gigantic battle occur in the vicinity of a planet, there is a slight chance that the debris scattered in the planet's gravity field will condense into a solid, subzero, somewhat smaller satellite, in short: a moon.
A moon is special because it is the only place where the Lunar Base, the Sensor Phalanx, and the Jump Gate can be constructed. A lunar base must be built first to provide three fields for other buildings.
Moons are exceedingly important because they allow you to invisibly fleetsave where the Sensor Phalanx cannot see.
The following buildings can be constructed on a moon:
- Robotic Factory
- Metal Storage (useless in both Redesigned Unis and Non-Redesigned Unis)
- Crystal Storage (useless in both Redesigned Unis and Non-Redesigned Unis)
- Deuterium Tank (useless in both Redesigned Unis and Non-Redesigned Unis)
- Lunar Base
- Sensor Phalanx
- Jump Gate
While it is possible to build storage tanks on the surface, this is not recommended, since a moon cannot produce any resources from mines. Building slots on a moon are very expensive and must be put to careful use.
Having a moon is so desirable for success in OGame that many players team up to organize a series of moonshots until they get one. Because the largest chance any single attack can have at forming a moon is 20%, it can often take many moonshots in order for a moon to form on the desired planet.
Please note: On Barym, as it is a special server with 40% of resources to debris field, these numbers are reduced by 1/4. So for a 20% chance using Battleships instead of 112 it would be 84, etc...
Higher % of resources to debris field universes make trading moonshots much easier, as less of the resources invested are lost for a given moonshot. The higher resources in the DF's also make moons that much more desireable, as more players will be looking to recycle your ships.
|Small Cargo Ship||84||167||250||334||417||500||584||667||750||834||917||1,000||1,084||1,167||1,250||1,334||1,417||1,500||1,584||1,667|
|Large Cargo Ship||28||56||84||112||139||167||195||223||250||278||306||334||362||389||417||445||473||500||528||556|
A moon can be destroyed by a fleet of Deathstars. Whether the moon is destroyed or not, there is a chance that the moon will destroy the Deathstars. The formulae are provided below. It is important to note that when a Moon, the Deathstars, or both are destroyed there is NO debris field created in the battle.
Moon Destruction Results: There are 4 possible outcomes for a moon destruction mission:
- Moon survives, Fleet survives
- Moon survives, Fleet is destroyed
- Moon is destroyed, Fleet is destroyed
- Moon is destroyed, Fleet survives
Chance to destroy moon (in percentage)=
Chance the deathstar* is destroyed (in percentage)=
Before deathstars destroy a moon, they have to fight with fleets and defences on the moon. There is almost always a greater chance that the deathstar(s) will be destroyed than the moon - however, take for example a size 8944 moon being attacked by 100 deathstars. There is a 54.27% chance that the moon will be destroyed yet a 47.29% chance the deathstars will be destroyed. Additionally, any number of deathstars greater than 277 causes a claimed chance greater than 100% of moon destruction.
'*this is a single roll for the entire fleet
The Size of the Moon used to have an impact on how many fields are available, via the formula: (MoonSize/1000)^2. However this was removed some years ago, now the amount of fields is theoretically limitless, however there are practical upper bounds due to cost and time constraints.