We are proud to announce the addition of Artifacts to the game. At first glance they look like they are debris but they are very different. Artifacts are constructs that were created by an alien race and seeded all across the galaxy. These constructs can be assembled into an Artifact that will give the person that collected them powerful weapons, planets, ships or anything that can be imagined.
The Artifacts are scattered all over the Galaxy. They can be found on planets, ports or just floating in space. Artifacts will never be found in an SG sector. The Artifacts have been broken into many pieces. You have to find each piece and assemble them into the completed Artifact. Artifacts can be broken into 1 or 100 pieces. Each piece of an artifact has its own Cloak Tech level. For some of the more devastating artifacts you will need to have very high Sensor Tech to detect them. You could own a planet and never see an artifact on it if your ships sensors are too low. Some artifacts are score limited so ship captains over certain ranks will never be able to detect them.
Once all pieces of an artifact have been found and the Artifact has been used another one will be broken up scattered around the Galaxy.
All artifact pieces you have collected will be carried on your ship. If you change ships the Artifacts will be moved to your new ship. If your ship is destroyed you will lose ALL Artifact pieces you had collected and they will be reseeded around the galaxy. If your ship is destroyed by another ship then the captain of that ship has a chance of picking up some of your Artifacts.
If you would like to see what Artifacts have been scattered around the Galaxy and how many pieces there are for each artifact just select Artifact List
. If you are using any of the drop down menu templates you will see a new category labeled Commands
. Artifact List
will be located there.
The initial artifacts are as follows...
Dreadnought Artifact - This Artifact will summon a Stripped-Down Federation Battle Cruiser. The Battle Cruiser has 400 tech levels and can be upgraded to 900. The Battle Cruiser will NOT include fighters, mines, armor, energy, mine deflectors, escape pod or any other device. When summoned the Battle Cruiser will appear in storage on your Home Planet. If you don't have a home planet a based planet will be randomly picked to store the Battle Cruiser. There are a total of 30 pieces that need to be found. Once all pieces are found the Battle Cruiser will be summoned.
Max Cloak Artifact - This Artifact will allow you to increase the Cloak Tech of any single ship to the maximum allowed for that ship class to a maximum of 400. There are a total of 5 pieces that need to be found. Once all pieces are found you can select the ship to upgrade through the Artifact List command.
Mega Planet Artifact - This Artifact will create a Mega Planet in a single planet Realspace Sector. The planet will have 400 levels on techs, 60% of the maximum number of supported colonists and 300% energy production. The fourth commodity will be Ship Hulls. There are a total of 30 pieces that need to be found. Once all pieces are found the Mega Planet will be created.
Sector Nova Artifact - This Artifact will set off a Sector Nova in any Non-Federation sector, Non-SG sector that the player has visited or scanned. The Sector Nova will destroy massive numbers of Sector Defenses, damage all planets and ships in the sector. There are a total of 10 pieces that need to be found. Once all pieces are found you can select the sector to attack through the Artifact List command.
When the game resets on the 1st of July will will have 3-4 more Artifacts added to the game.