Concentrated Gas Cloud

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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.

A Concentrated Gas Cloud is a planet location.

Summary[edit | edit source]

A Concentrated Gas Cloud is a Hotspot location on a planet that is a prime location for Base building. You must install a Survey Device in your Analysis Visor and enable Surveying Mode to find hotspots on planets.

The harvestable amount depends on whether the spot is C, B, A or S class. The farther away from the hotspot, the less is harvested. Hotspots will not actually lose potential the more they are harvested.

Concentrated Gas Cloud Hotspots are valuable for anybody who builds a base.

Class[edit | edit source]

There are four classes of this hotspot as noted below:

Class Max Concentration Max Output
C 40% 250
B 60% 375
A 80% 500
S 100% 625

Collection of Gas[edit | edit source]

Gas hotspots are useful for those who want to make money crafting high-tech materials that require Compressed Atmospheric Gas, or if an Oxygen hotspot is found, to collect it that way rather than using a dedicated Oxygen Harvester (which needs refueling, whereas industrial Gas Extractors only need power).

Place a Gas Extractor on this hotspot and power it to extract large amounts of gas of one type. Gas Extractors need 50kPs power each to operate, but their advantage is they only need power — you don't have to keep coming back to refuel it as the Atmosphere Harvester or Oxygen Harvester device requires. If you select a location which has both a Electromagnetic Power Hotspot and a Concentrated Gas Cloud Hotspot nearby, then the collection process can be completely automated.

Within a gas hotspot, you can place as many Gas Extractors as you like, subject only to base complexity limits. The further away from the hotspot, the fewer units per cycle can be collected. Also note that it is possible to stack extractors vertically on top of each other to create extractor towers on the highest yield point of the deposit.

Gas Extractors have a capacity of 250 units, but they can be connected via Supply Pipes to Supply Depot which hold an additional 1000 units each. Multiple Supply depots can be daisy chained with supply pipes to create much larger storage capacities. If there is more than one Gas Extractor installed, each Gas Extractor must be connected to at least one other interconnected Gas Extractor or Supply Depot to be part of the resource collection and storage pool.

Types of Gas Available[edit | edit source]

The following types of gases have been directly observed at these hotspots:

Gallery[edit | edit source]