Zorg Empire Intergalactic Research Network Guide by Zorg
IRN technology lvl affects how many research labs are taken in account. Here is a sample table:
IRN Technology Level / Research Labs Used
0 / 0
1 / 1
2 / 2
3 / 3
4 / 4
This means that at IRN 1, you do not get any bonus in time.
The IRN network, always chooses your highest research labs to use.
The IRN network, only takes in account the labs that are eligible to research a technology.
The IRN network adds up eligible research labs.
Here is an example on these:
You got IRN lvl 2
You got 3 research labs. One at lvl 6, the other one at lvl 2 and the last at level 3.
The IPN will choose lvl 6 and lvl 3.
If you want to research Computer Technology, it will be like you have a lvl 9 laboratory (6 + 3)
However, if you want to research Weapons Technology, it will be like you have a lvl 6 laboratory, as the weapons technology have a minimum requirement of Level 4 Laboratory.
Lets say you got IPN 4 and 6 research labs as 12, 10, 6, 1, 5, 3
IRN will select in this order: 12, 10, 6, 5 (Total Level = 33)
But if you want to research Hyperspace Engine (Requirement is at least Level 7 laboratory) the total level will be 12 + 10 = 22, as lvl 6 and lvl 5 laboratories will not be taken in mind.
One more example:
Let say you have Espionage Technology lvl 2 and you want to research lvl 3.
With a lvl 13 research lab, you will need 1m 01s
With a lvl 13 research lab + IRN level 2 + a lvl 10 research lab, you will need 36s
With a lvl 13 research lab + IRN level 2 + a lvl 8 research lab, you will need 39s
With a lvl 13 research lab + IRN level 2 + a lvl 3 research lab, you will need 50s
With a lvl 13 research lab + IRN level 2 + a lvl 2 research lab, you will need 1m 01s (Same as without IRN because lvl2 research lab does not count for this tech as it has a requirement of at least lvl 3 lab)