Once you are able to build ships in your Shipyard or you bought ships on the Market, you will want to familiarize yourself with the Galaxy page. This is where you will find your selected planet in the middle of a grid of Tiles. Tiles are the smallest points within this infinite universe, where you can find Planets, Blueprints or Stardust. You may also find allies and enemies.
At the top of the page, you will find arrows - left, up, down, right - that will allow you to move your galaxy view one coordinate point at a time. To the right of your arrows is an input field where you can enter the specific coordinates that you want to view. This will come in handy when viewing Tiles that are much farther than your local region. The +/- buttons will permit you to zoom in and zoom out.
Each Tile possesses an x/y coordinates expressed in positive or negative numbers, depending on where in the universe the Tile is located; for example, the Legendary Planet Earth is located in the center of the NextColony universe at 0/0. All other Tiles expand out from that point, expressed in negative numbers as you move down and to the left, and positive numbers as you move up and to the right. Each Tile will either display a planet, a color or will be transparent.
- Dark Gray Tiles indicate that those sections of the galaxy have not yet been explored. This means that you can find some possible rewards by sending an Explore Mission to those coordinates.
- Light Gray Tiles indicate that the coordinates are being explored by another player.
- Blue Tiles are the coordinates that you are currently exploring.
- Transparent Tiles have already been explored by you or another player.
You will also find planets within the Tiles. Some will be yours, and some will belong to other players. If you click on any Tile, you will be given some information. If the Tile has a planet, you will see the Planet Name, its ID, Coordinates, the Owner, Rarity and Type, when it was Discovered and whether it is a Starter planet or not (a Starter planet is the primary Alpha planet that a player begins the game with). If the Tile does not contain a planet, you will be given other details depending upon the color of the Tile.
The information window will also display your Available Missions, both globally and locally, as well as a dropdown menu that will allow you to select a mission to send to those coordinates. You will learn more about these features in the Missions section.
New settlers will no longer spawn in the alpha galaxy (0,0), but in the second galaxy, the beta galaxy (1,1). The enormous size of the map and with it the infinite possibilities are a significant USP . The concealed strategic options for new and established settlers and raiders are far from exhausted.
- Alpha Galaxy (0,0) / Coordinates area: 665/665 to -665/-665 (Center of the alpha galaxy: 0/0)
- Beta Galaxy (1,1) / Coordinates area: 666/666 to 1997/1997 (Center of the beta galaxy: 1331/1331)
The smallest unit is a planet and that is one tile.
- Planet 1
- Solar System 11
- Region 11x11 = 121
- Galaxy 11x11x11 = 1331
The entire Deep Space is 11 times 11 galaxies big but potentially unlimited.© NextColony Guide