Reading the quick set-up. It says you can't activate unless you have all the requirements. Does that mean you can't activate unless you can do both the base & the bonus, even if you aren't the owner of say a sundiver foundry?
Eg.) I use a sundiver foundry in the convection layers. I only have 2 energy cubes, which is enough for the base, but not the bonus. Can I activate that foundry, even though the bonus is going to another player, or am I required to have both, in the event that the owner doesn't take the bonus?
I just have to have enough energy to do the base action?
Oops! I don't think the bonus can happen unless the base happens first. If someone else activates your station you get the option to activate the bonus. If you decline, the person activating the station then gets the option to take the bonus.
Correct - you cannot Activate if you only have the requirements for the bonus amount...you must at least be able to fulfill the base amount to activate. Bonus is optional after that, first for the owner of the station, then for the Activator if the owner has declined.