TheHolyEmperor wrote:True, but without the extra energy you will depend on expensive mid&late energy buildings and will use more pop for low energy buildings at the start, you can always use the extra energy, after all ,a lab always needs the basic, shipyards, defence, NA, AF, EC, SP.
The max ill build in a research base is a lvl 3 gate.
Last thing i worry about is pop, as it will always be only 1 pop at a time while the energy is required on large quantidies.
Two words. Energy Tech. Late game even heavy prod bases will have an energy surplus.
Not that anyone reaches late game anymore.