I have a couple of questions regarding supply lane mechanics:
1. When are supply lines bold?
2. When do supply lines extend a further half-lane?
For context, look at the following image: There are 3 systems producing supply:
- Glund in the 'north' is a tiny planet outpost, supply=2(tiny).
- Delphi-delta in the southeast is a medium colony of an average supply species, supply=1.
- Delphi-gamma in the slightly further southeast is the large capital of an average supply species, supply= 1 -1(large) + 2(palace) = 2.
"A set of core supply starlanes for an empire (the set of least-jump starlanes connecting the resource-producing systems of each Resource Group) will have greater thickness than the non-core starlanes."
But, in the image only the two delphi's are resource proudcing. Why are the starlanes extending north from them considered "core"?
For question#2, why does delphi-alpha (the white star) have these extra half-lanes radiating from it, e.g. towards Delphi-epsilon and towards the deep space to the north? It stands 1 jump away from delphi-delta, and 2 jumps from delphi-gamma, as does Requiem in the west, which has no extra half-lane. I was hoping that when i outposted glund, i would get a similar "extra" half-lane (since there are two supplied systems a jump away from one another), allowing everything to connect, but no luck.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and let me know if i can clarify anything about my question,
[Edit: added some info from the pedia regarding question#1, and some more little clarification on #2]