Exploration was added in 0.10.0 which allowed you to land on a planet and scavenge for resources and blueprints. The player controlled a rover the same way they controlled spaceships, combating drones. This implied it was a smaller scale.
As of version 0.12, exploration has been simplified down to scanning, and all planets are now scan-able.
In 0.13.0 the exploration vehicle returned as the Scavenger, however the scanning system remains in place.
To begin an exploration you can go to any solar system, select a planet, and select the Explore option. This requires a fixed sum of credits. The scan has a chance of succeeding which is shown and can be increased through leveling in the skill tree.
The process can be repeated with diminishing success chance and cost increases. Each scan takes precisely five seconds.
Exploration results vary based on the planet it is performed on.
- Gas Planets: Provides fuel, and occasionally stars or blueprints.
- Terran Planets: Provides toxic waste and scraps. Rarely provides modules, blueprints, stars, and alien technology.
- Barren Planets: Provides minerals, scraps and occasionally stars. Very Rarely provides blueprints based on faction territory.
Special Modules Edit
All but one faction have special modules or ships that aren't unlocked using Alien Technology but rather with blueprints, from planets in the respective faction territory. Currently the only way to craft unaligned ships.
|Free Stars||Egg, Crab, Eden, Viper, Scavenger, Gladius, Tyrant|
|Veniri||Heavy Pulse Cannon, Large Drone Navigation System, Large Drone Bay M11|
|Bushrak||Large Drone Bay M22, Large Drone Bay M21, Large Drone Defense booster|
|Koreran||EMP Torpedo, Large Drone Factory, Large Drone Bay M31|
|Taraniak||Heavy Anti-Matter bomb M2, Large Drone Speed booster, Large Drone Bay M41|
|Sayjix||Large Drone Damage Booster, LArge Drone Bay M51, LArge Drone bay M54|
|Jurgan||Heavy Laser Beam M2|
|Neganari||Singularity Cannon, Machine Gun|
|Daazen||Large Drone Bay A1|
|Unknown||Large Drone Bay M81|
|Empire||Heavy EMP Torpedo|