Colonial Basics: A Primer For New Players

So you want to play the Missing Colonies of Man, eh? Well, here’s a few basic things you might want to know if you’re just starting out, and I daresay there might be a trick or two in here that even experienced commanders may have missed.

If this is your first-ever game, the Colonies are one of the best choices. They’re one of the easier races to play, and they’re very forgiving if you Continue reading

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What Race Should I Play?

There are a ton of articles on ways to build a proper economy, what to do about cloakers and Ion Storms, battle tactics, and a thousand other details. But if you’re new at the game and all that seems too complicated… well, that’s because it is, at least for right now. To start you off, this might be a better question to ask: Which race should I play? Continue reading

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Absolution Gap: Frequently Asked Questions about Glory Devices

1.1 INTRODUCTION

To save time for those who are not interested in meta, the introduction can be found in the end at the appendix.

1.2 HOW TO APPLY THIS GUIDE

This guide is meant for vanilla Planets NU, but can – possibly – also apply to TimHOST or other host programs. Planets NU campaign features, however, Continue reading

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Planets Sociology

I’ve played many different PC games over the last 30 years, including “Master of Orion”, “Civilization”, “X-Com” and others. These were excellent games, but now collect dust on my bookshelf, only to be played every few years out of a sense of nostalgia. Why am I forever hooked on Planets, and what makes it different from the rest?

In my opinion it’s the devoted Continue reading

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What Race Should I Play? (Short Attention Span Edition)

Look — the game’s complicated enough, right? So don’t waste so much time reading about it; pick one and play already. Yeah, you’re gonna spend the next six months getting your ass handed to you, but so what? If you wanted easy, you’d be back on Facebook playing Farmville. Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – Attacking with the Privateers

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Jan ‘Sirius’ Klingele in 1997

Attacking with the Privateers

It is well known, that our beloved Orion Space Traders (or Pirates as some people call them falsely … see “The Origin of the Privateers” by Jan Klingele) are a race who has a difficult time if they have to confront an enemy in an open large scale battle. Unless Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – The Imperial Federation

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: WarriorSol

 

 The Imperial Federation

  • Part I – Abilities, Ships, Weapons
  • Part II – Tactics & Strategy

After reading countless articles on strategy and tactics for VGA Planets, I’ve noticed that one race that gets little attention and even less in the way of proven tactics is the Solar Federation (affectionately known as the Feds). Since I’ve had Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – The Privateer Treasury

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Collected and edited by: Mark Wilmot in 1997

The Privateer Treasury

Intro:

As a long time Privateer fan I’ve made a habit of saving interesting Privateer related posts in my wandering thru cyberspace. I am presently working on a Privateer’s Logbook which will incorporate many of these ideas as well as my own experiences Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – Playing the Privateer Part I and II

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Michael Lemieux (Steel Rat)

Playing the Privateer Part I and II

The Privateer can be one of the most fun races to play in VGA Planets. If you examine their unique abilities, you’ll begin to appreciate why. No other race is quite so capable Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – The Fascists’ Fork

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Timo Kreike

The Fascists’ Fork  Continue reading

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