I thought I was smart, building small bases to place a few Atmosphere Harvesters, near useful planetary crops. I have 6 planets setup this way for all 3 gasses twice. Worked perfectly fine, harvest 750 gas, run a bit to the crop field and harvest some as well, rinse repeat for the other bases. Sure enough it doesn’t take too long to get a stack of gas (1 hour), while planetary crops likely take a while longer. However, after 4 days of playing, I would expect those crops to certainly be re-grown by now. Sadly enough, this is not the case at all.
Why do those planetary crops not regrow? I have some Star Bulb growing near my home base as well, even those will not regrow any time soon. Some do regrow however, after a real-time day or two, while others never appear to regrow anymore. I am at my home base quite a lot of time, so being near them makes no difference it seems. Of course the bases with Atmosphere Harvesters are just a quick teleport in/out. How does this even work? Do I need to be near, on the planet, in the system, or what? I feel it is tied somewhat to a full planetary reset or something, but that still doesn’t explain why some will not regrow at all.
On my home planet only 3 of the about 12 Star Bulb continued to regrow, albeit very slow. The others never did grow back to be harvestable. I then decided to destroy some other resources near them and sure enough, 2 real-time days later, a couple more finally regrew. Still a few stubborn ones out there though, makes no sense. Did the same at those other planets, getting some resources near them, hoping to force them to grow back somehow. So far no luck at all.
Please HG, let planetary crops regrow like they should. We can farm in real-time, but planetary crops are a pain … where is the logic in that?