There are two sets of planets in the Trade Wars world: Stock
and Custom. The stock planets are the same in every game (unless editied by the
sysop, then they would be custom), and are listed below. The custom planets may
be named anything, and may have any set of specifications.
<0> Class M, Earth Type
<1> Class K, Desert wasteland
<2> Class O, Oceanic
<3> Class L, Mountainous
<4> Class C, Glacial
<5> Class H, Volcanic
<6> Class U, Vaporous/Gaseous
Class M - Thick Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere. Specific gravity within 0.7
to 1.3 Earth normal. Random, but mostly manageable weather patterns, with
temperatures ranging from 0 to 40 degrees Celsius. Fertile soil, excellent
for Organic production. Mineral deposits, very good for Equipment production.
Chemical elements good for Fuel Ore. Class M planets are excellent for
human colonization and promote an excellent population growth curve as well
as a very good population harmony quotient. They have an above average
"habitability band". Drawbacks include overpopulation problems, political
unrest and human-induced destruction of the BioSphere.
Class K - planets have a thin Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere. Specific gravity
within 0.5 to 1.5 Earth normal. Weather patterns are mostly dry and hot with
temperatures ranging from 40 to 140 degrees Celsius. Little area of fertile
soil, very bad for Organics. Very little precious metal making it bad for
Equipment production. Common Chemical traces making it great for Fuel Ore.
Class K worlds are average for humanoid colonization but an arid and hot
climate requires specialized colonists. Narrow habitability band but a
generally stable political environment as the population must depend on
each other to survive. Higher fatality rate than Class M worlds.
Class O - planets have a dense Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere. Specific gravity
within 1.1 to 1.8 Earth normal. Random and occasional violent weather current
patterns, with temps ranging from 20 to 50 degrees Celsius. No land mass to
speak of, making mining for Ore more difficult. Organics production quite
good, (one of the best) but a poor environment for building Equipment. Class
O planets are more challenging to habitat, but are almost as safe as class M.
Good population growth curve and decent population harmony. Their entire
surface is habitable with proper gear with the only drawbacks being the costs
to settle and build citadels.
Class L - planets have a thin Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere. Specific gravity
within 1.0 to 2.2 Earth normal. Weather patterns are wet with temperatures
ranging anywhere from -30 to 50 Celsius depending on the width of the habitability
band. Excellent Mineral and Ore deposits but harsh conditions only permit avg to
below avg Equipment production. Soil is excellent, providing higher than normal
organics production. Colonist specialization is necessary to maintain population.
Good - very good population harmony quotient. Above average "habitability band"
but only medium population growth. Drawbacks include hazards to equipment and
occasional severe weather conditions.
Class C - planets have extremely thin Oxygen-Nitrogen atmospheres. Specific
gravity from 0.5 to 1.7 Earth normal. Meteorologically unstable causing violent
conditions. Temps range from -10 to - 190 degrees Celsius. Full life support
necessary for colonies and death rates are high. No workable soil base so hydroponic
Organics are limited. Modest mineral and chemicals exist so production of Ore and
Equipment will be below average to none. Class C planets NOT recommended for
colonization, their violent condition make it extremely hazardous. Some Class C
planets have been adopted by the Federation and used as prison colonies with very
Class H - planets have extremely thin Oxygen / Nitrogen atmospheres. Specific
gravities are within 0.8 to 2.6 Earth normal. Climate patterns are violent with
temperatures from 45 to 400 degrees Celsius. Full life support required for
colonization. Zero workable soil and harsh conditions make Organics production
impossible. Good trace elements for equip but conditions make production a gamble
at best. Excellent Ore production possibilities as material is often ejected by
volcanic activity and found on the surface. Very dangerous for colony growth as
unstable planetary crusts often lead to the complete loss of a colony. The
Federation has been known to use Class H planets for defense of key sectors due
to their large Ore base.
Class U - planets have very heavy ranging to very thin atmospheres consisting
of various elements, mostly comprised of helium or of hydrogen. Specific gravities
can range from 0.2 to 8.0 of Earth normal. Climate patterns usually extremely
violent with temps ranging from -200 to 400 Celsius. Full life support required
at all times. No production can sustain itself on a Class U planet. Some miners
have hinted at very valuable products that they have extracted from Class U worlds
but the Federation does not have them in its "Official Guide to Mining". Class
U planets are not recommended for colonizations as the environment is harsher than
being in space itself.