Resources are rare space phenomena that provide bonuses in 1 of 5 categories:
|Morale||These resources contain Happy Gas, mining this resource will give your people a morale boost an you will receive a higher approval rating as a result.|
|Economic||Economic resources Black Platinum, a type of metal that is extremely valuable in trade. Mining this will increase your economic ability.|
|Military||Dilithium Crystals in Military resources contain a special type of energy that magnify your weapons and shielding on your ships which makes them stronger and more powerful. Your weapons and shields get a +X% bonus.|
Synthetic Alcohol in Influence resources increase your empire's influence. Mining these will be important to any civilization that is hoping to convince other civilizations to defect to them peacefully.
|Research||Contained in these resources is Viscous Goo, useful for vastly increasing the effectiveness of your existing research computers. They provide a bonus to empire research.|