Terraforming allows you to alter the biosphere and atmosphere of planets and transform planets in Stellaris 2.2, unleashing new frontiers and possibilities for your galactic empire. However, terraforming requires care and planning.
This comprehensive guide will provide a deep dive into mastering the intricate art of terraforming.
Terraforming in Stellaris 2.2
The following is all you need to teraform your galactic empire.
Researching Terraforming Technology
The first step is researching terraforming technology in the Society research tree. Each technology unlocks the ability to terraform certain planet classes:
- Terrestrial Sculpting: Basic terraforming of all core world types.
- Climate Restoration: Enables terraforming of Tomb Worlds.
- Ecological Adaptation: Terraform inhabited planets.
- World Shaper: Create Gaia Worlds.
- Hive/Machine Worlds: Specialized terraforming for Hive Minds and Machine Empires.
Focus Society research until you’ve unlocked your desired capabilities.
Checking Planet Compatibility
Before terraforming a planet, check its terraforming compatibility score in the planet interface. This indicates how easily a planet can be transformed into your desired biome.
High compatibility means a smooth terraforming process, while low compatibility will be challenging, costly, and time-consuming. Prioritize planets with high compatibility scores.
Terraforming blockers are features that inhibit transformation, like:
- Pops: Existing pops must be removed or displaced.
- Stations/Megastructures: These must be demolished or relocated.
- Tile Blockers: Toxic kelps, dangerous wildlife, etc., may need to be cleared.
Scan for blockers using observation or surface surveys. Remove them before initiating terraforming.
Selecting a Construction Ship
Terraforming requires a construction ship equipped with the proper terraforming module. Modules are unlocked by terraforming techs.
Select a terraforming-equipped construction ship. It will serve as your planetary sculpture tool.
Choosing a Biome
When starting terraforming, you can select the new planet class – your desired biome. Consider planet size, neighboring worlds, and resource needs when choosing.
Don’t terraform aimlessly. Pick a biome that strategically benefits your empire.
With a prepared construction ship orbiting a compatible planet, simply click the “Terraform Planet” button to begin.
An alert will appear, allowing you to cancel, confirm, or change the process. Make adjustments if needed, then confirm to start the terraforming project.
Monitoring Terraforming Progress
A progress bar on the planet interface denotes terraforming progress. The process takes time based on planet size and compatibility.
You can track multiple ongoing terraforming projects in the situation log. Manage your galactic remodeling responsibly!
When finished, an alert will appear denoting completion. The planet interface will update with the new planetary class, signaling your planet’s successful transformation!
Pat yourself on the back, then move on to the next canvas. With practice, you’ll terraform worlds efficiently across the galaxy.
Producing Required Resources
Terraforming requires energy credits and minerals. Larger planets or low compatibility require more resources. Manage your economy accordingly and keep stockpiles available.
Build mineral stations, energy plants, and resource replicators to keep supplies steady during terraforming projects.
If the planet contains pops, you must remove or relocate them before terraforming. Use your fleet to invade and capture the planet, forcing pops into slavery or driving them away.
Alternatively, you can gene-mod pops to suit the new planet-class before terraforming. Just ensure they can survive the transformation process!
Removing Tile Blockers
Certain tile blockers inhibit terraforming, like hazardous wildlife, toxic kelp, or metal boneyards. Remove them first.
Research tile blocker removal technologies and use construction ships to eliminate any that impede terraforming. A clean canvas is ideal.
Stations or megastructures in orbit can also block terraforming. Destroy or relocate any stations around the planet before initiating the process.
Be sure to move any important stations or strategic megastructures safely out of the way, then commence with terraforming.
With practice, specialize terraformed worlds to serve specific purposes. For example:
- Mining Worlds: Maximize mineral output with industrial districts.
- Generator Worlds: Build tons of generator districts to produce energy.
- Research Worlds: Cover the planet in city districts and research labs.
Specialized worlds boost output efficiency dramatically. Turn every planet into its most useful form!
Creating Diverse Ecosystems
Don’t be afraid to get creative! Combine different biomes to make visually stunning and unique worlds:
- Ocean world is dotted with archipelagos.
- Lush jungle continent riven by deep canyons.
- Glacier planet wrapped in a shimmering energy grid.
Dream up exotic planetary landscapes to make your empire stand out across the Milky Way galaxy!
Managing the Process of Terraforming In Stellaris 2.2
Use tools like construction ship queues, sector automation, and rally points to manage terraforming efficiently:
- Queue multiple terraforming projects so ships switch planets automatically.
- Let sectors govern themselves to free your attention.
- Set rally points for easy construction ship access to planets.
Proper management keeps your terraforming vision moving smoothly across stars.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Are some planets impossible to terraform?
Answer: Yes, Gaia and Relic worlds cannot be terraformed at all due to their unique properties. Terraforming very low-compatibility planets is also impractical.
- Is it possible to rush terraforming projects?
Answer: Certain colony edicts like Land Clearance or Terraforming Gases can accelerate terraforming speed. Research repeatable techs to reduce terraforming time over the long term.
- What’s the #1 priority when terraforming planets?
Answer: Resource management! Ensure you have steady energy and mineral income to fuel terraforming projects smoothly. Never start terraforming if your stockpiles are low.
You now have the techniques to transform lifeless voids into flourishing new worlds tailor-made for your empire. Master compatibility analysis, efficient blocker removal, specialized planet roles, and wise resource management to terraform planets like a pro.