Starfall Tactics is a real-time wargame powered by Unreal Engine 4. In a decaying, war-torn galaxy dominated by three rival factions, you can assemble your own spaceship flotilla and lead it into battle. Adapt to new challenges by customizing and decking out your ships. Evolve your tactics by unlocking new parts and finding rare ship modules. Dominate the battlefield and create a name for yourself among the stars!
Fight your battles using a variety of ships - from subtle frigates, to deadly cruisers and heavy dreadnoughts. However, a reliable fleet isn't the only ingredient for success. Effective commanders will have to rely on their ability to properly assess the situation, taking into account many factors, such as the equipment of enemy ships, the surrounding environment and the available technology.
Everything in Starfall Tactics, from the hull of your ship down to the individual engines, is created using blueprints. Players can easily customize and outfit ships, adapting their tactics for a variety of situations. Every choice matters - the diverse range of tools directly influences your strategy against opponents and allows you to create truly unique fleets.
Experience epic battles, balls-to-the-wall explosions and stunning visuals delivered via the Unreal Engine 4.
A persistent section of the game world exists where players can freely travel and explore the confines of known space. A variety of activities are available to the players - from fending off pirates to trading, discovering new planets, and gathering intel on a new threat to humanity.
Unite as a clan and take ownership of different sectors, mine rare types of asteroids, and establish outposts on various planets. Whether it's territory, scarce resources or the respect of others, the pressure is on as players have something of real value to lose.
This work-in-progress article is about to bring you information about very important changes in Starfall Tactics so let's go straight to the point without any further introduction:
Ship building & new components
Along with the extension of the crafting system, come several important additions into the Ship building process: In general, the system stays almost the same - you still need a certain amount of resources and IGC to build a ship. However, as the process of building new ships looked way too simple, we've decided to make it a bit more complex in order to let you feel that you are creating something really important and huge. Building a spaceship is a serious business, right?;)
Now, to create each ship you need several components:
Faction components are still required if you create a ship of another faction, and some NPC faction ships might need an additional specialized component.
Life Support System
These new elements can be crafted in a crafting menu - so, basically, you can decide which ship class you want to create and prepare some general components for it even before choosing a concrete ship model. But don't forget that ships with different Tech levels can require components of different Tech levels. Also, you can go directly to the ship building menu and put all stuff required to create a concrete ship to the crafting queue.
New mining resource - Rho-element
Arkonit, Adamantane and Neitherium - three resources you can mine from rich asteroid fields, which have a different rarity and used to craft different ships are now getting a new friend - the fourth resource.
This new resource is called Rho-element and can be found in Rich asteroid fields starting 4th (Delta) level of Vortexes (previously called "Warp Anomalies"). Previously, there was a very big gap between Adamantane and Neitherium which is finally filled with a Ro-element: it is rarer than Adamantane, but not as rare as a Neitherium. To not confuse you with unusual color differentiation (white-green-orange-violet), we changed the color of the Neitherium to orange and gave a violet color to the new resource.
So now mining resources are distributed among the Galaxy in the following way:
In Starfall Tactics, Pirate Base is a big instance for a party of 3 Commanders and it's really hard for a solo player to complete it. That's why it was decided to create something you can destroy alone and, at the same time, get a certain amount of experience and loot.
We've implemented smaller instances - pirate Outposts. These small structures can be found close to Pirate bases and serve them as additional "strongholds" and warp points. Inside Outpost, you can find several Pirates and an Outpost itself, which works just as the same structures in Pirates Bases: it has some weapons to defend and is able to warp in reinforcements. Outposts can give you a rarer loot than usual pirate fleets and sometimes can also serve as a quest goal which also means more loot and experience for you. There is a huge chance that things can be changed or adjusted, but we hope that this small feature can add a bit more variety and fun into the game;)
Shields Rework - Segmented Shields
It's time for shields to get another review from the Snowforged Team: although it became much better after several tweaks and a rework, we still felt like it needs some general changes to become even better. Finally, we were able to find the way which can bring more fun to the gameplay and, at the same time, help us deal with other troubles.
Now shields on ships are separated into 4 different pieces: each of them has their own amount of hit points equal to ¼ of total ships shield hit points and covers one side of a ship. When shields from one side of the ship get destroyed, you start receiving damage to the next layer of defense - armor, even if shields on the other sides of the ship are not yet destroyed. However, you can turn the other side, where shields are still full - and continue fighting. Of course, the total amount of shields was also changed and is still a thing to balance.
This important rework does several great things at the same time: First of all, ships with weapons on different sides get a sort of advantage as now, when they lose shields on one side, they can turn the other one and still deal some damage, while ships with all weapons concentrated, for example, on the front, will have to retreat. As you can already see, rockets with their 360-degree firing ark finally get their advantage, just as it was initially planned: they can turn all sides and still deal full damage to the enemy. Also, segmented shields make you pay a bit more attention to ship positioning and let you cause more influence on the outcome of each specific battle.
Each faction in Starfall Tactics has its' own advantages and disadvantages, and while most of them just increase or decrease certain ship characteristics, the Deprived faction has a really great ability, which allows them to passively regenerate their ships. But why would it be the only one faction to have a great ability? So, we've added a special ability for all factions - they are available on each faction ship by default:
Note that considering all the upcoming changes, new balance revisions are more than likely to happen in the future to make it all work together.
While our programmers and game designers work to bring you more great features and improve existing mechanics, our artist making the whole game look better with the very special magic of art. Recently, they've reworked several stars and added new ones you can now meet while exploring the Galaxy. Here are just a couple of them in action - Pulsar and Black Hole:
In general, there are 15 different stars which have been added or reworked: Red dwarf, Yellow dwarf, Orange dwarf, Blue dwarf, Ultra-cool dwarf, Blue Giant, Red Giant, Pulsar, Black Hole, Neutron star, Double star, Planetar, Red supergiant, Yellow supergiant, Blue supergiant.
A lot of great things are about to appear in Starfall Tactics and today we are here, just as always, to lift the veil and cover several upcoming changes...
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