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Getting Started

Getting started in the galaxy of Ectroverse

This page is a basic guide to new players on how to get started.
It is important to read this to get the best possible experience when first playing!

Creating an account:

0. Registering the account.
1. The user name and faction name.
2. Joining an empire.
3. Choosing your race.
4. Completion and logging in.

Playing the game:

0. Resources & Buildings.
1. Planets.
2. Research.
3. Military.

Tips:

0. Map generation.
1. Fleet page.
2. Account page.

Creating an account:

0. Registering the account.
The great thing about Ectroverse is that the signup is simple. You will acivate your account by e-mail.

1. The user name and faction name.
Your user name is something personal. Other players won't see this.
Your Faction name however, is your handle in the game. Choose carefully.

2. Joining an Empire.
Being part of an Empire is one of the most important aspects of the game.
You start out small and will need other players to grow.
Know anyone in the game? Ask them for their empire number and password.

If you want to start an Empire of your own, look at the Empire rankings and pick a number not yet in the list!"
Want to team up with random players? Leave blank. But remember, be a teamplayer and you'll earn a rank in the Empire.

3. Choosing your race.
You are well on your way to making a name for yourself.
But how will people remember you? As an aggressive attacker? A proud and rich Energy provider? A self made and self sufficient powerhouse?

Your race will decide which path you will walk.
View the stats for each race here.

4. Completion and logging in.
Congratulations. You have created an account, chosen an Empire to fight for and selected your race.
You are now ready to explore, build and fight your way to the top.

Playing the game:

0. Resources & Buildings.
Your main concern is growth. You need to spend your resources by making resources.
How do you do that? Simple. Build buildings on your planets.
There are 4 resources in the galaxy. Energy, Minerals, Crystal and Ectrolium.
Most buildings need 3 of the 4 resources to be built, so you need to plan your building a bit at the start.

1. Planets.
Exploring and conquering planets is your way of getting to the top.
You start out with 4 exploration ships. Send these out into the galaxy to colonise planets.
Don't worry, you'll be building a lot of them soon enough. Afterall, who is pleased with just 4 planets....

2. Research.
Get smarter and do it smart.
Research is a very important aspect of the game.
Head over to your Research tab and distribute points wisely!

3. Military.
A big fleet makes you strong, but they also increase your Networth.
A higher networth makes it harder to grow.
Build up your fleet steadily, don't go overboard.
And remember, you need to pay upkeep for your little Cruisers too!

Tips:

0. Map generation
The galaxy map is the place where you'll find planets to explore and conquer... But it is easy to lose your way and location.
Luckily you can generate a map using the Generation page.
You can filter away planets that are already owned, that are of your Empire or are that of enemies!
A usefull tool to say the least.

1. Fleet page.
Check your fleet page. In the top right you see "Fleet Orders", select the dropdown and chose "Wait in System" instead of the default one.
It is easy to forget this option, and spend 10 minutes wondering where your mighty fleet has gone!.

2. Account page.
This will here page allows you to alter your Faction name when the game hasn't started yet.
Once the time starts flowing, you won't be able to change your name until the next round has started.