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The Stardrift Empires game Interface is pretty intuitive, and makes it easy to manage your empire. The screen consist of four major parts.

The header is on top of every page, and has the main navigation elements. At the top it has the Stardrift Empires logo on the left, clicking on it brings you to the Home page of the first colony in the sort order selected on the Options page. Your game Credits balance, the Store where you can buy and spend the credits and the Lucky Draw lottery are show at top center. The current game time is at the top right.

Note Icon.png Note: The game time is the same for all players around the world. All in-game Notifications such as downtime, upgrades, maintenance, etc... will be based on game time.

The primary menu and message icons are located at left under the logo. The rest of the header is for planet navigation and displays the current Resources for the selected planet, the Planet Specific Menu and Planet selection where your Homeworld and 8 possible Colonies are displayed with name and coordinates. You select the current planets by clicking on it, which will then be highlighted.

While the main page content on the screen will change accordingly to the selection in the header, the header itself will stay the same, the only difference being the resources and highlighted selections.

Selecting another planet will change the planet you are currently viewing, but not your current menu selection. As an example: If you are in the Buildings section of your Homeworld and select one of your colonies, the main screen will change to display the colony's Buildings section. That way you can check each section for each planet one after the other, without having to select the section again after you select another planet.

Below the header is a title bar, showing the current page or screen title. The "title bar" may contain links and buttons related to the current main content.

Primary Menu

Home

The Home page gives you an overview for your currently selected Planet. Here the main screen is split in two sections:

On the left side, you will see the following details and options of the planet:


On the right, you can see the planet's current activity:


All Planets In the All Planets screen, you can get a quick Overview of all of your planets at once. The information is separated in different columns:

Note Icon.png Note: Dwelling your mouse over an incoming status bar will show the resources inbound, if there are any.

Fleets

The Fleets section gives you a detailed overview of all fleets that are currently in use. It also lets you manage the ships that are waiting in orbit of the currently selected Planet, the total amount of possible fleet slots and how many being are used, hired Admiral bonus of +1 fleet slot included. The section can be divided in two:

Active Fleets Status You will have two lines for each fleet, one for the first leg of the trip, one for the second leg. The details are as follows:

Assemble Fleet Allows you send a custom fleet to a specific destination and mission. You can either enter the Target coordinates manually, or select one of your Planet as the destination. Below your planets, you can select which and how many ships you want to be part of your custom fleet, at which speed they should travel and if you want them to transport resources. When assembling your fleet, the distance, duration and consumption of the flight will be automatically modified when you change the destination. Now you just have select the kind of mission the fleet has to perform and hit the Dispatch Fleet button to the right.

Actions The most common action is recall which will stop the ship's mission and immediately send it back to its planet of origin. The time to return equals the time it has used so far in its journey. For example, if the ship is 22 minutes into a 5 hours journey, it will take 22 minutes to return. Recalling the fleet does not refund any of the hydrogen used for the voyage, even if it's only been gone a few seconds. If you plan to send the fleet right back out again, you will have to have enough hydrogen to cover the journey. So think carefully before sending and recalling a fleet. Recalling a fleet-save harvesting mission could cost you tens of thousands of units of hydrogen if you plan to resend it.

Galaxy

The Galaxy screen shows you the solar system in which your planet is and allows you to browse other systems and galaxies. More detailed informations can be found on the Galaxy Screen page.

Tech

The Technology screen provides a list of requirements for all you can build and do within the game. When the requirements are met, they will be displayed in green, unmet requirements are displayed in red.

Badges

Crew

The Crew section allows you to invite new players to the game who have not played Stardrift Empires in the past. When a person accepts your request to join the game, you will receive a message telling you so and gain a new crew member. Don't forget to add them to your Buddies if you wish to, as this does not happen automatically. Your total Crew Points are displayed at the top of the main screen.

Crew points serve no other purpose than to unlock Missions, check the Tech section to see how many points you need for each mission.

Each crew member functions like a combination of all Droids available in the game, with a few advantages:

You will also notice that the 1 Crew Point is provided at all times, even if the member is assigned to a specific task. If one of your Crew members decides to stop playing the game, you will keep him as a member even after his account has been deleted past the 35 days of inactivity limit.

Note that you can only send a limited number of requests. This is a limitation by Facebook, but it can easily be bypassed by just sending your friend the link provided on that screen.

Leaders

The Leaders page is where you can see how you and your Alliance compare to the rest of the players in the universe. More detailed informations can be found on the Leaders page.

Message Icons

Messages


Alliance


News


Profile


Planet Specific Menu

Missions

Beside the mines, missions are the most used way of earning resources without attacking other players. A detailed list of missions and their requirements can be found on the Missions page.

Buildings

Buildings are the structures you create on your planet to help you develop your empire. A detailed list of buildings and their function can be found on the Buildings page.

Research

Research is one of the most important parts of the game. It allows you to unlock new units, buildings and technologies. Details on the available fields of research can be found on the Research page. For a better overview on all requirements you can check the in-game Technology tree.

Shipyard

The shipyard is where you can build all the different Ships. Details on the shipyard can be found on the Shipyard page.

Defense

Defenses are stationary structures built on your planets to help defend against enemy attacks. Details on available Defenses can be found on the Defenses page.

Factory

The factory is where you will be able to build the various Droids that will give you various advantages. For details on all the droids check out the Factory page.

Workers

This is the place where you can assign your workers to specific tasks. Check out the Workers page for more details.

Items

See also Lucky Draw

The Items screen show items won in the lucky draw spin.

Support Menu

This menu is located at the bottom of each page.

Support

This is your way of contacting the people behind Stardrift Empires, the Blue Frog Gaming developer team. If you encounter bugs or problems with the game, this is what you should use.

Rules

Since Stardrift Empires is not only a game, but a community, there are certain rules to be followed so that the game stays enjoyable for everybody. The complete list of rules can be found on the Rules page.

Wiki

Clicking the Wiki link will take you to these helpful wiki pages.

Message Board

Clicking the Message Board link will bring you to the official Stardrift Empires forums where you can ask questions, discuss tactics, brag of battles, offer suggestions, or just get to know your fellow players. These forums also have rules, so please abide by them, your fellow forumers will be grateful. Also do not use the forums to post bugs or problems, but instead use the Support link.

FAQ

Clicking on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) link will bring you to a screen that answers many popular questions asked by players.

Options

The Options page allows you to select various settings in the game. The detailed list of Options can be found on the Options page.

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