So total manufacturing applies to all base production, no matter where you divert it to, manufacturing, research, or science? I suppose I am confused. Not the best name choices, considering no tooltip to show the details of total manufacturing calculation
I wasnt in front of the game, and now I am, I see that the basic economic ring only provides the total manufacturing. The statements I made where "several" where needed to be equal to a building was relating the the higher tech modules, be it research, manufacturing, or economic. I saw the bonuses clearly in the tooltip on the planet, and thought "ok, thats nice, but that will mean a lot of starbases to make a good difference".
Thanks for the clarification!