A loading tooltip said that if I run out of fuel, minerals will be used to power my ship instead. As minerals
are a pointless minigame designed to waste your time can be a bit tedious to obtain, I really don't want to run the risk of this, and I'd like to know what happens if I accidentally forget to refuel. I checked the entry about the Fuel Depot on the Mass Effect Wikia, but neither the article nor its talk page answered my question.
To that end, I would like to know the following:
- At what rate are minerals used as a substitute for fuel? Is it 1:1?
- Which minerals are used? Does it use the most common one I have (Palladium->Platinum->Iridium->Element Zero is the ascending order of rarity) or does it draw from all resource pools equally at once? If different minerals are used, are they used at different ratios?
- What happens if, somehow, I'm completely out of fuel and minerals? Will I be lost in space forever? Will the game automatically place me back in a system with a Fuel Depot? Will I get a Non-standard Game Over?