Back to full-on PVP! The Mercury server allows three races (Sol, Genari, Ma'Alaketh) to fight it out on even grounds for the first time in Space Wars history. Some upgrades and tweaks behind the scenes have been made in preparation for this server, and also two new starter ships for Sol and Genari: The Monarch Stealth Corvette (Sol)
Special Operations focused on developing some of the most powerful ships in the Sol fleet, such as the Exeter and Yamato capital ships. It is no
Ma'Alaketh Wins in 40 days! Ma'Alaketh Battleship in confrontation with a Genari Starfire Heavy Cruiser Grand Sovereign Dreadnought seen over the skies of Earth After taking out the Sol Homeworld, a fleet of Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Battleships and a Dreadnought ended the Homeworld of Saneth, thereby completing the 3-faction victory requirement (Taking out two homeworlds).
All top Ma'Al players win 1000 credits to carry over to future servers.
Though this was essentially M
AI Director Faction Limits
Some players were taking advantage of 'averaging' down in certain sectors to make the AI director send lower tier ships to defend the region.
-8 faction sectors will now send a minimum class4 (frigate) ship to defend the sector
-10+ faction sectors will now send a minimum class5 (destroyer) ship to defend the sector
-Shipyard (spawn sectors) will now send a minimum class8 (heavy cruiser) ship to defend the sector
3-Race Victory Condition
The Blockader and Interceptor Classes Updated The following ship models (and their variants) have been updated:
Centurion Blockader Class IV
Legionnaire Heavy Blockader Class V
Intrepid Heavy Interceptor Class IV
Tetrarch Light Cruiser Class VI
Archon Heavy Cruiser Class VIII