Jammie mann Feb 20 @ 2:43pm
tactics for later in the game.
K so im rather far into the game, using the free nations (seems the best choice for a first game) im at max tech for ground and ship with a full skill tree and 3 runes, so im doing the whole send out attacks ect yet its utter chaos. each ground attack i finish i come back and a station and colony has been either destroyed or dragged to under 50% defence. Im not sure what im doing wrong, as each has a full 100% rating when i leave for a mission.

i dont seem to be losing but i dont seem to be winning either its rather frustrating and on a game you really like frustration is not needed lmao.
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JabberwockyX  [developer] Feb 20 @ 6:25pm 
*** BIG SPOILER ALERT ***

Hi Jammie -

First off - congrats for achieving those 3 runes! You're doing great. :)

It sounds like the alien invasion part of the game has began? If so, then "utter chaos" is a great way to describe it! At this stage of the game, it is a question of survival. As you fight back, a path will reveal itself which shows you how you can strike back at the heart of the aliens. You just have to survive long enough for this to happen.

Here are a couple tips for you:
1. If you want, you can join forces with the other factions to fight against the aliens. Or, if the enemy faction is very weak compared to you, you can demand their surrender. This will allow you to focus more strongly on the aliens.

2. The alien space ships will only attack space stations in the same stellar (Virgo 314, Virgo 392, etc) as their portal. Try to keep your space stations and colonies together in the same stellar(s). That way, you can focus on fewer alien portals and keep your stations/colonies safe.

3. If you are having trouble with resources, try building more colonies. Each colony gives you more resources. You don't need many space stations (but try to keep at least 2). But the more colonies, the better. If you can't afford a fully defended colony, just build an extractor and refinery to get the resources. As the aliens destroy other factions and their planets, there will be lots of opportunities to colonize those planets.

4. Defend attacks against your most important space stations and colonies.

5. Pay attention to the missions your cartographer gives you. These will show you a way to strike back against the aliens, instead of defending against their attack. It may take some time for the cartographer to find this.

Let me know if you have any other questions, I will be glad to help. Good luck, commander!
Jammie mann Feb 21 @ 3:14am 
heya buddy, hows life treating you?

Cheers the runes are so helpfull, specially the summoning one, i love that one.

yeah they have started, thats whats caused chaos. the surviving till when i get to end the aliens is whats getting hard to do. I have the entire sector with dome mogto with full colonies and stations, each has the full set up of buildings, defences and ships.

I think whats causing the major chaos is having aliens and 3 other factions to deal with, i did try the surrender option on the salvation when they had only 2 planets and a station left, but madly they came back in under an hour to have 3 planets and stations, was rather impressive. those and the fact the aliens are proper giving it some trying to kill me off lmao.

The cartographer missions i get done as soon as they flash up. i try and do every mission/defence that shows up, now im runnin commander im trying to get the wyr to fight the salvation, the salvation to fight the drones and the drones to fight the wyr, bit of being a war monger lol.

cheers for the tips buddy, think the one i need to do most is get an alliance going on and then crush the remaining factions then the aliens.
Harrison11106 Mar 3 @ 12:55pm 
When an alien portal opens, launch an attack vs it ASAP. Take out the alien fighters first so that your fleet can concentrate on the portal since the portals regenerate. Even after you take out the alien fighters keep a look out, as you attack the portal it rifts in a defending fighter every so often. Soon as you see it take it out & continue to hammer at the portal.

Get your fleet up to full strength once you get back to your space station. Also upgrade your own ship to maximum as soon as you're able. When you take out a portal in a sector you have some breathing room for that sector as far as the aliens are concerned, the other factions might still attack you there though. From what I've played of it, the aliens don't launch the same type of attack on you at the same time; in other words if your engaging them in space in one sector, they won't launch a space attack in another, although they can & have attacked colonies.

If the aliens take out an enemy space station or colony & you have the resources available, build it & then engage the aliens there ASAP, especially if they have a portal nearby.
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JabberwockyX  [developer] Mar 7 @ 3:32am 
Excellent advice.
-Skraper80- Mar 8 @ 9:35am 
my advice forget the space stations and max out as many colonies as you can. Colonies give you resources whereas space stations only use them. Secondly space stations are expensive why waste the resources trying to keep so many of them around when all you really need is 1 or 2. I dont bother destroying the alien portals cause 2 minutes later it reopens and you are right back where you were. Oh and good advice for dominating your opposition is to attack their colonies first. Take their support out from under them and they will sit in their space stations doing absolutely nothing.
Jammie mann Mar 8 @ 1:51pm 
I got around the problems i was having by sheer unrelenting attacks, i just stomped out everything then focused on stomping the aliens. bloody great this its like chess on a galactic scale
Santyaga Mar 13 @ 7:00pm 
Well, I did not forget to build space stations in every spot possible (if have recources). It's as simple as that: less enemy stations => less attacks against you, and no enemy space stations => no attacks on you, even if they still have colonies. Plus it's easier and faster to destroy a space station (in my experience) than a full-built colony. In my last game (still in progress) I just got to the first appearing of the alien portal. Other factions (in the order in which I dealt with them): Drones - peace (surrender), Salvation - destroyed (for achievement :) ) and Wyr - peace (surrender, minutes before alien portal). Only drones have two space stations (besides me), Wyr - none. Three runes. Next things that I will do: destroy alien portal and try to keep it that way until I go to 4-th wormhole, find 4-th rune, "wait for it" :) and destroy all aliens (MUA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA :D).
By the way, Is there a difference at all between peace with faction and when it surrenders? When a factions surrenders the message appears about two faction making peace. Other effects seems to be the same as well. May be I'm missing something.
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