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

Hearts of Space

(written by ECV)

I’m a middle-aged man, a professional with a lot of credentials.  On a daily basis I have colleagues who rely on me to get work done.  I also have a family and a social life.

Sound familiar?  My story is pretty typical of a Planets player.  In getting to know my allies and opponents in the game, I’ve quickly learned that Planets players are the cream Continue reading

All Available Mods for Planets.Nu

(archived: written by dtolman)

Planets.nu itself allows users to modify their experience with custom scripts, which can add new features, options, automation, and visualizations to your VGA experience. To run a mod, you first need to install greasemonkey or tampermonkey (see: Installing Mods with Planets.nu).

The table is broken up into two groups – newer Mods that should work with the standard Continue reading

Installing Mods with Planets.nu

(written by dtolman)

Did you know that the planets.nu site supports the use of javascript mods to enhance your VGA Planets experience? The steps to installing a mod are simple – just follow along:

First – are you running Firefox or Chrome? Depending on the version you need to install a different add-on for your web browser – Greasemonkey (Firefox) or Tampermonkey (Chrome)

If you already have these installed on your browser, feel free to Continue reading

Where Are The Docs?

(written by ECV)

As notoriously complicated and difficult as VGA Planets is, one of the major barriers to learning is the lack of a user manual or a straightforward tutorial.  This is a common complaint both from new and seasoned players.  Many of the difficulties in the documentation have resulted from the long and colorful history of the game itself.  An understanding of the history and development of the game will help you to understand why the documentation is incomplete and of uneven quality.

This article also will help you to know where to go to find good information and give a bit of insight into our future vision of Planets Mag.

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