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  1. Hmmm… Well, if it happens again, try restarting your computer. I have no clue about all of that file system stuff, so…
  2. This is a legitimate concern- however, I believe the way the salvaging system works is… well.. Ships can only salvage objects that are dead. Containers in container fields are most definitely not dead. If you really want to clear container fields, I suggest constructing a ship that has a gigantic scoop on the front, scoop up all the containers, and then take another ship and shoot at them when they’re all together in one place and up against the big scoop; that way, they won’t spin away. If you don’t have the resources to build a giant scoop, get a turret (preferably a laser turret) with Independent Targeting, then tell it to ‘Attack Target’ and select each container, one after the other.
  3. Yeah, maybe a big Reputation boost would make more sense. It's just that at the end of the 'Missing Freighters' mission, whatever faction you report back to gives you 20-30k Credits - and no reputation.
  4. That sounds really cool! And it wouldn't require much to add a new station - just a big hologram with a Red Cross emblem on it. Maybe destroyed ships of any faction you can send a Boarding Shuttle to in order to extract wounded, and then, if you bring them to their faction's hospital, you get a credit reward per crewmember?
  5. I really do encourage you to stick with it; there are a ton of experiences in the game which are hugely rewarding. I would recommend (to smooth your progression as much as possible), that you make a second ship and hire a Captain. They're a special type of crew member who aren't necessary, but do help a ton because they allow you to place your ships under AI command and order them around from afar. Basically, all you have to do is 1.) Search around for a station that you can hire a Captain from (in the crew tab). Make sure you put the slider all the way to the right, otherwise it won't hire them. 2.) Switch to your first ship and enter 'Map' view, then click on the round icon in the upper right, or, if you're both in the same sector, just select and press F to interact with them. 3.) A big list of options will drop down, all being actions the AI can enact. Just mouse over them to find out what they all do. The most important will be "Mine" and "Salvage", though. 4.) When you order them to Mine / Salvage (if you remembered to stick mining/salvaging lasers on the ship), the AI Captain will proceed to mine every single asteroid / salvage every wreck in their sector, one after the other, until they send you a message: [ship name] Can't Find Any More Asteroids (or wrecks) in Sector [x.y]! TL;DR, This means that while you do all the interesting stuff, such as trading, fighting, or building, you will be gaining a steady supply of ores, materials, scrap, and (hopefully) systems upgrades.
  6. That seems really frustrating. Unfortunately, outside of cheats (i.e. giving yourself a really good trading upgrade), there is no way to retrieve it. I do think you're on an older version of the game, though - usually it gives you 30 seconds or so of cooldown before you can pick up items again. I sincerely feel sorry for you; I know how much grind scrapping is. However, not all hope is lost! The main thing that a (high level) trading upgrade does is tell you when you can sell your good for increased price and in which sector. Any person can easily replicate the most important aspect of that (buying low, selling high) by just writing down how much they bought it for and then jumping around all the adjacent systems trying to find a specific station to sell their goods to. Hopefully, that station will have a shortage of a good when you sell, and a surplus of a good when you buy, It's messy, but it works. To find which stations buy / sell which goods, the Avorion wiki (https://avorion.fandom.com/wiki/Goods) is very helpful. To find whatever good you're looking for, just press 'Command + F" and you can search the page for a specific title. I hope that's some consolation...
  7. I haven't gotten into multiplayer yet - could I join your server?
  8. What if there were lines drawn on the map around discovered territory for one faction? That would eliminate the color confusion entirely.
  9. A fifth option could be "I am tired of my pirate leaders, they forcibly recruited me anyways. Can I join you?" It would be quite rare, and only occur when there's one ship left alive out of a pirate group. Maybe it has a higher chance of happening if it's the last ship left alive out of a pirate Mothership fleet? To spice things up a bit, each ship might have a different captain stat; 'Cowardly' - runs away or surrenders, higher chance to join you 'Lazy' - Minimal support, calls in too few reinforcements, just as likely to run as to join you, doesn't fight well 'Loyal' - Basically what we have in-game at the moment, minus the staying 'till the end. This type of captain will try their best, but when things get hopeless, then they will probably run. 'Fanatic' - Will literally fight until their ship is nothing but a crew compartment and a turret.
  10. The main bits with Avorion that I've heard cause lag are: a.) A LOT of lights b.) A LOT of glass c.) A lot of really big ships d.) Extremely complex physics calculations Other than that, I have no clue. Wifi doesn't matter because it's all offline.
  11. Er... If the platform you're running it on is a Mac, something has gone seriously wrong. I thought that Steam would only allow downloads of Avorion onto Windows operating systems. In fact, back when I bought this game, I was severely disappointed because I was gaming on a Mac. I bought and paid for it, but just couldn't download it. HOWEVER - I just checked the Steam store page for Avorion and discovered that as long as you have "' Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 7 or higher Processor: Intel i5 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 550 or equivalent (full OpenGL 3.0 support required) Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 1 GB available space Additional Notes: Middle mouse button, mouse wheel required. No Internet connection required for Singleplayer "' As such, I would suggest the old 1-2-3 of 1.) Rebooting that save in-game 2.) Using Task Manager to force quit the game and relaunch 3.) Restart your computer If NONE of those work, then I would sadly recommend you just get a PC. Hope that helps : /
  12. This would work great. However, it might be a good idea to create seperate catalogues for faction logos and ship / station logos. For a prime selection of ideas, I suggest checking out the list of Emblems from the game Airships: Conquer the Skies.
  13. For me, I got lucky because another faction was attacking the one I was building up reputation with. Since I effectively 'sided' with them, they gave me 'Excellent' status for free.
  14. That sounds like a nice addition. I admit, as a player just building their first capital ship (which I'm calling a destroyer because I want my battleships to be huge), I haven't really experienced this much. Maybe that's because the pirates are hilariously bad (their best tech is Integrity Field Generators), and even my small Titanium Region-era corvettes can take groups of 10-12 on solo and still triumph with effectively no shields. And even in those one-vs-the-world battles, I still have yet to lose a single turret.
  15. Thanks! For sure, that would make things a lot more interesting when you decide to start your own empire (and also make post-endgame way more engaging).
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