My faction, Confederate Mining Corporation, is the following:
Type: Production , Mining
So, we are designated as a Production faction, and we have datacards for both SX-65 Groundhog as well as FK-7 Airspeeder. However, we are not on the affiliation list to construct Factory facilities.
Since we're designated as a Production faction and have datacards, if we get one of the factions on the Affiliation list for Factory to build the factories for us & then make those factories over to our faction, are we able to produce SX-65 Groundhogs and FK-7 Airspeeders ourselves using our own datacards?
I want to verify this before committing all the resources for a Factory city...
Well, Hal, that's why I asked the question as I did... I thought my faction CAN own the Factory if it was built by someone else and made over to my faction. Then we could easily be made manager & operator of it @ that point. I asked because I DID "care to browse the Rules on Production" and as a result, wanted clarification of those rules. Recently, I lent our datacard to ITEM production faction Baktoid Armor Workshop and they were able to produce FK-7s, so obviously you don't just need to be a vehicle faction to make vehicles (or maybe this was a "not working as intended" by the developers). As a result, I thought: "perhaps any "production" faction can build them... why don't I ask those in the know?"
Regardless, Hal, I did read & then asked the question here for clarification of unclear rules. So, after reading more than "just a few moments", it was not clear, sorry.
* Be a production faction of the right type (See Production: Production Faction Types).”
“1.2.2/ Production Faction Types
The manager of the facility/station must be set to a production faction of the right type. For most cases this is simply the faction type that matches the type of entity to be produced (ie: Weapon producers produce weapons).”
I don't know about your reading comprehension, but this seems VERY clear to me. The manager of a factory producing something must be a production faction that matches that which is being produced. E.g. a Vehicle production faction in order to produce vehicles.
If Baktoid was producing vehicles without having a Vehicle faction assigned as manager of the facility, then it's a bug and should be reported as such. If you were unsure if the game was acting as the Rules state, then that should have been your question; and not what the conditions were, since those conditions are explicitly stated in the Rules.
As per the rules, there is no restriction on the owner of the factory.
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