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There are 2 energy sources at the thousand stage.
- Windmill and the Improved Windmill
- The first water setup with Primitive Steam Engine
*NOTE* You may need to remove your setup partially!
For billions you can use the Advanced Oil Refinery to get serious energy!
It will provide your base with 1Mu; this will allow you to start the mineral setup from Setups to progression.
The 2 phases are combined since the setup given in the Setups to Progression: Trillions will give up to $1Qd an ore. When you can, it is recommended to add an Alderite Steam Tank, upgrade your Advanced Steam Engines to 3 H2O Particle Amplifiers, and all the Iron Water Pumps to Alderite Water Pumps. This will provide enough energy for the Qd setup.
However, this setup can be quite difficult to make! You place the pumps all the way around the water in this way (see picture); this will give more space to place a few more pumps!
Quintillions / End
When you hit Qtn, you want to use the Obsidian Oil Vaporizer. This will generate some real energy! It is recommended to fill it with 6 Quantum Oil Frackers and keep it stable with 2-3. However, it will not generate enough for the end setup. There are 2 solutions to this problem
They both will generate enough energy to reach the Progression Pack and are equally good. The choice is yours!
Octillions and beyond
After you got 10 Progression Packs you will want to go for the Supreme Pack. If you don't have the Platinum Concentrator Solar Cell from the pack you got a hard time providing your base with energy. The only energy source you have are Tesla Cells and Mechanical Oil Destroyer. It is recommended to use 4 Intergalactic Electrolyte-Petrol Station and keep it stable with 1. You may even need 20 to get enough power!
*NOTE* Normal mode doesn't have any more energy sources to offer, therefore recommended to get some Archaeological Altars and some (Platinum Concentrator Solar Cells) first before going for the Diamond Pack. It is not impossible to reach the diamond pack without the altars, but you will need so many refineries that your server will lag extremely bad!
You should use single-player to make sure that your server doesn't lag to bad.
Every time you join a (new) server you need to use a Radioactive Drop Destroyer as the first oil drops may not get processed and fill your drop limit.