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Intergalactic Research Network

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Published: Sep 30, 07:41 PM by: Robert ~ Voidhawk

The Intergalactic Research Network is a new addition to OGame.

It was added on the 3rd of August, 2005. This new technology allows you to link your Research Labs together to improve research times.

With zero levels of Intergalactic Research Network, you only get the benefit from one Research Lab. With a Level 1 Intergalactic Research Network, you will link the two highest research labs. Each extra level of Intergalactic Research Network adds another Research Lab to the network.

Example: I have a level 12 Research Lab on my “research planet”, and a Level 8 Research Lab on my home planet. Once I complete the research for the Intergalactic Research Network, I will have the equivalent of a Level 20 Research Lab. If I build a Research Lab to level 10 (on yet a third planet), then get Level 2 Intergalactic Research Network; I will have a Level 28 Research Lab when I do my research.

You only need to store resources on one planet, since that is where the resources are used.

The additional Research Labs do not require any resources for them to work. They just contribute “brain power”.

If research is important to you, then you should research several levels of Intergalactic Research Network, and get several Research Labs to Level 10 or higher.

If you have a Level 8 and a Level 10 Research Lab and Intergalactic Research Network Level 1, you still cannot research Graviton. You need a lab that is the proper level for what you want to research. Having an IRN just lets you research technologies faster.

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  1. how do i set up an intergalactic research network?
    — gensal    Oct 4, 01:14 PM    #
  2. Do you need a IRN on each planet to connect, or just on IRN on one planet to connect the research networks.
    — Squall    Oct 9, 12:51 PM    #
  3. All you have to do is research the technology. Every level or IRN allows you to link 1 additional Research Lab.

    So build a second Research Lab and then build Level 1 IRN.
    Eric    Oct 16, 12:10 PM    #
  4. How much cost IRN first level


    — heroj ulice    Nov 10, 07:43 PM    #
  5. I have a level1 IRN with two level10 labs, and it doesn’t seem to be astoundingly faster than what level 9 used to be without the IRN

    Is it because I don’t use it properly?


    — barzouic    Dec 7, 09:50 AM    #
  6. If I have 2 planets with level 12 labs, can they share the power demand for graviton research?

    You only need to store resources on one planet, since that is where the resources are used. The additional Research Labs do not require any resources for them to work. They just contribute “brain power”. ~ Voidhawk


    — Michel    Dec 23, 06:58 AM    #
  7. Whats the use of having several levels in the Intergalactic Research Network if you could just get a higher level rslab on one planet or am i totally missing the point here?


    — Unrelenting    Dec 24, 12:08 PM    #
  8. Each level of Research lab affects the build time by a progressively less ammount. Eg, the first lvl of RL.

    Time = 1/1

    Second lvl, Time = 1/1 – 1/2

    Third lvl, Time = 1/1 – 1/2 – 1/3

    Etc, something like that anyway, not 100% sure.

    So once you get up much higher, to level 30 +

    The difference will only be 1/30 of a difference, and 30^2 of the cost of the first. Which isn’t really worth it. But IRN makes this affordable, thats why it becomes worthwhile.


    — Black wyvern    Dec 30, 12:54 AM    #
  9. does an intergalatc research network mean that if u hav a level 8 and a level 4 research lab u can research something that is level 12 like graviton technology


    — Gp400    Feb 12, 07:41 AM    #
  10. of course… NOT!!! jejeje
    It means that you can get your researches at the speed of level 12, but just SPEED, thats what you use the IRN for.


    — Freud, Uni 6    Feb 16, 09:57 PM    #
  11. How much IRN cost? I think that it is good to be but if I need too much (2000k+) I will not build it yet.


    — Rekaelle    Feb 19, 01:35 AM    #
  12. It costs:
    Metal: 240.000
    Cristal: 400.000
    Deuterium: 160.000

    (currently researching)


    — Gray Fox    Mar 3, 05:52 PM    #
  13. I have a level 10 research lab on my homeplanet, and a level 8 research lab on my other planet. I have one level of IRN (level 18 research lab speed) and I am planning to get two more levels of research lab on my homeplanet (for level 12 for graviton). Since my homeplanet lab is already connected to the IRN, will the IRN speed change (go up) if I upgrade a lab that’s already connected to the IRN?


    — ogamer    Mar 21, 06:49 PM    #
  14. how do I know that my IGRN is connected between 2 planets ??


    — tuksha    Apr 28, 07:07 AM    #
  15. it’s always the 2 (or 3, or 4, ...) higest research labs which are connected together.


    — sensei    May 2, 10:19 AM    #
  16. Once you’ve added a RL of lvl 8 to the IGRN and then increase another to level 9, will the IGRN automatically drop the 8 and join the 9 or will it keep the 8 until the next level up?


    — Levant    May 23, 11:33 AM    #
  17. its useless i got a lvl 1 and havent seen any difference i should have a combined total of like 22-23 but it still takes days to complete stuff shame it couldnt be like the nanite factory and just slash all times in half.


    — Dum Dum    May 25, 07:24 PM    #
  18. time = 1/lvl of research lab. If it were 1-1/2-1/3… by lvl 4 it would take a negatvie ammount of time to research


    — Odin    May 29, 09:13 PM    #
  19. Odin, it’s not taking from the full amount, it’s taking from the current amount.

    For instance:
    lvl1, time = 48hrs
    lvl2, time = 48 – 48/2 = 24hrs
    lvl3, time = 24 – 24/3 = 16hrs
    lvl4, time = 16 – 16/4 = 12hrs

    It’s never negative. Also, this means that at extremely high levels, you’re not going to get much out of it.


    — jimmy    May 31, 04:15 PM    #
  20. Actually, that was exactly what he wrote…


    pred    Jun 11, 10:10 AM    #
  21. ok to answer all the questions on here

    #1 lvl 1 costs 240k metal 400kchrystal 160k deut

    #2 it doesnt matter if the top two switch The IRN will automatically take the highest two out of all your planets

    #3 If you have lvl 8 lab on one planet and lvl 4 lab on another with 1 IRN this DOESN’T mean you can research graviton. you only have the speed of 12 labs.

    #4 if you have a planet that is connected with IRN and you get the lab up a few levels it WILL change the speed of the research

    #5 having 2 labs connected with both being over twelve you CANNOT share the power demand between the two planets, just like you cannot share the cost of any research. This is the same for TerraFormer


    — peter    Jul 26, 01:04 PM    #
  22. Quote
    “does an intergalatc research network mean that if u hav a level 8 and a level 4 research lab u can research something that is level 12 like graviton technology”

    Read the last paragraph of the main article.


    — Leon    Aug 30, 12:48 PM    #
  23. levant, wut a question
    Once you’ve added a RL of lvl 8 to the IGRN and then increase another to level 9, will the IGRN automatically drop the 8 and join the 9 or will it keep the 8 until the next level up?

    U CANT RESEARCH WHILE 1 OF UR LABS IS UPGRADING, u can upgrade em all at 1time, meaning u go up by 4 labs in about 1 day buildtime in stead of the superhigh lvl upgrade taking 4 days and giving u 1 lvl, god i love my lvl 18,20,20,22 labs :P


    — kill wizzy    Oct 17, 02:12 PM    #
  24. oh yea and since igrn is a lvl 10 labskill its no use to talk about linking a 8 with a 4 :P


    — kill wizzy    Oct 17, 02:14 PM    #
  25. Now I have 6 planets wid research lab 10! Intergalatc research network-1
    Will link how many Research Labs?

    With a Level 1 Intergalactic Research Network, you will link the two highest research labs. ~ Voidhawk


    — VLB    Oct 19, 10:21 AM    #
  26. Metal: 240.000
    Crystal: 400.000
    Deuterium: 160.000
    Energy: – Time: 2 day 10h 10m 54s


    Tassadar    Mar 8, 07:04 PM    #
  27. hey,
    does this mean that on 1 of my colonies i can build stuff taht i havent researched for on the colony but that i have on my main planet?

    in other words do i have to re research stuff on the colony 2 build the stuff there, such as plasa turrets with no research toward it.


    — dalgon    Mar 24, 03:56 AM    #
  28. Research is universal. If I get Shield Technology Level 7 on my main planet, all of my planets will have Level 7. So, yes, you can build things that you haven’t done the research for on the colony, but if you don’t have the physical things (e.g. Nanite Factory for the Terraformer), you can’t.


    — Whesker    Apr 1, 10:32 AM    #
  29. Tassadar
    When you say “2 day 10 h 10 m 54 s” is that the time it would take if the research lab were at level 10?


    — No one    May 12, 04:41 PM    #
  30. No, that is how long it takes to research lvl 1.


    — Hannibal    Jun 7, 06:42 PM    #
  31. I have lvl 3 on 3 of my planets and builing up to lvl 10 research lab on a 4th planet. When I complete the IGRN on my 4th planet. Does this mean that when I get it built that I have the research ability of the other 3 that has IGRN?


    — Deil Dog    Jun 29, 10:37 AM    #
  32. hi, this might sound dump for some of u, but i’m really having a hard time understanding how it afects the research times, i currently got lvl 10 research lab on my home planet and my highest lvl on my colonies is 3, if someone could help me out and explain it, if its not to much asking, it be nice…..could someone pleas help :|....my email is alejandroalivaziri@hotmail.com


    — alejandro    Jul 10, 01:02 PM    #
  33. Will everyone please READ the thread before asking the same question 10 times.. and how about people only answering once instead of reliving each answer multiple times.. this should be about a 6 post thread.. sheesh.. USE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE!!


    — Baracuda    Aug 16, 09:59 PM    #
  34. um but what’s the point on having level 28 research lab?? I mean… the highest level you need IS FOR THE IRN anyway!!!


    — hey    Sep 26, 12:59 PM    #
  35. If u have lvl 10 r.lab it might take 2 days to research computer tech. Lvl 28 might do it in 12 hours. these are guess times only. So it depends on your game. If you don’t play everyday or it takes you a week to get the resource for the next tech, you don’t need IGRN. I play everyday and get resource pretty quick so don’t want to wait days for stuff to research.


    — Turtleshead    Oct 14, 07:36 AM    #
  36. I have a question that appearently is not answered. I have lvl 10 lab on main planet, and lvl 6 only on another. Just got the IGRN and the research times are the same, which means the network didnt work. Is there a minimum level on second planet so the IGRN work? Something like the second lab must be only 2 lvls lower than highest or not?


    — Ripper    Oct 16, 05:13 AM    #
  37. Quote: “I have lvl 10 lab on main planet, and lvl 6 only on another. Just got the IGRN and the research times are the same, which means the network didnt work. Is there a minimum level on second planet so the IGRN work?”

    The IGN only effects research times of research at the level of the lowest linked research lab in the network. For example, if you have a level 10 linked with a level 8 and a level 6, the IRN will make level 8+ research items work at level 18 speed, and level 6+ research items work at level 24 speed. The higher the level the smarter the scientists. It’s like tutoring. Smart ones can help lower levels on their homework, but dumb ones can’t help the smarter ones on theirs.


    — OPPinoy    Oct 19, 06:38 PM    #
  38. It’s down to the type of research you want to do. To see reduced times for hyperspace drive you need Research lab 7 on your networked planets. Each networked planet needs to be developed enough to conduct thier own research. Research lab 7 should bring your time down for everything apart from Gravi tech and IGRN. You should see the times are the same for your networked planets but slower on your others.


    — Turtleshead    Oct 29, 09:02 AM    #
  39. If the way in which research time is reduced as stated above is true, then i think the values would be like this: Effective Research Level Research Time
    0 100.0000%
    1 50.0000%
    2 33.3333%
    3 25.0000%
    4 20.0000%
    5 16.6667%
    6 14.2857%
    7 12.5000%
    8 11.1111%
    9 10.0000%
    10 9.0909%
    11 8.3333%
    12 7.6923%
    13 7.1429%
    14 6.6667%
    15 6.2500%
    16 5.8824%
    17 5.5556%
    18 5.2632%
    19 5.0000%
    20 4.7619%
    21 4.5455%
    22 4.3478%
    23 4.1667%
    24 4.0000%
    25 3.8462%
    26 3.7037%
    27 3.5714%
    28 3.4483%
    29 3.3333%
    30 3.2258%

    That means, if you have a level 10 lab on one planet, and another level 10 lab on another colony and then you get IRN level 1, your research time would go from 9% (effective research level 10) to 4.8% (effective research level 10+10=20), so almost twice as fast. Then you get a third lab to level 10 and IRN level 2, and you have an effective level of 30, and research time is 3.2%, so about 50% faster than IRN 1 with two level 10 labs.


    Triptoph    Oct 31, 06:54 PM    #
  40. Many of you asked what happens if you have RL 8 on one and RL 6 on another planet. How much faster your research gets with IRN? Well, you don’t get any faster. As a matter of fact, you wouldn’t have IRN, since you need to have at least one planet with lvl 10 RL to get IRN in the first place.


    — Pera    Mar 26, 09:14 AM    #
  41. so it would be wise to have the research at level 8 if u use all of your planets for research?

    8 IRN = 9 planets ??

    i think i understand…


    — Champion    Mar 28, 08:19 PM    #
  42. So if I have a lvl 10 RL and lvl 9 RL and lvl 1 IRN, do I have to do the research on one of those 2 planets? or will doing research on a planet with a lower level still research at a speed of 19? Because my other planets have level 8 or seven, which is enough for different advancements.


    — ody360    Jul 3, 05:14 AM    #

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