"The Automated History Analyser can only be build on a planet with [[buildingtype BLD_CULTURE_ARCHIVES]]. Increases target [[encyclopedia RESEARCH_TITLE]] by 5.
An automated research center with enormous computing power that scours the digitalised cultural archieves to come up with patterns, interdisciplinary parallels and lost or unfinished insights."
Unlocked by the tech "The Physical Brain" (the very cheap one, available at the start).
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BuildingType name = "BLD_AUTO_HISTORY_ANALYSER" description = "BLD_AUTO_HISTORY_ANALYSER_DESC" buildcost = 100 buildtime = 5 location = And [ Planet Contains Building name = "BLD_CULTURE_ARCHIVES" Not Contains Building name = "BLD_AUTO_HISTORY_ANALYSER" OwnedBy empire = Source.Owner TargetPopulation low = 1 ] EnqueueLocation = [[ENQUEUE_BUILD_ONE_PER_PLANET]] effectsgroups = [ EffectsGroup scope = And [ Object id = Source.PlanetID Planet OwnedBy empire = Source.Owner ] priority = [[VERY_LATE_PRIORITY]] effects = [ SetTargetResearch value = Value + 5 ] ] icon = "icons/building/archive.png"
1. It's a building that can be build in the very early game, in the (admittedly rare) cases that the player doesn't want to build ships and thus doesn't know what to do with the production provided by the homeworld (because there aren't any useful buidings in the very early game).
2. It's safe from producing micro-management, because it needs the cultural archieves. Unless another homeworld is conquered it's limited to one per empire.
3. Unless mostly every other production boosting building in the game, it doesn't favor large empires - quite the contrary - it's a good option for an empire that's stuck (can't expand) in the early game and needs to research key techs.
4. Lots of the production boosting buildings are so cheap compared to their benefits that it's nearly always the right choice to build them asap and therefore do not provide any real strategic choices. The timing for this buidling is not always so easy to get right (A new colony or invasion of natives should normaly have priority).