Seeing Purple and Red

OPINION

Curbing the Influence of Minefields

Planets is less a galactic combat simulator and more a space opera; it is an adventure story, flavoured with science fiction and tempered by the rules of a war game. Each sector is a mental filmstrip beaming images of Tie Fighters and X-Wings, Raiders and Vipers, and pointy-eared spies and Qapla’-shouting warriors! These exciting moments are why we toil and “turn,” but, alas, when the game we love becomes mired in purple and red circles, we lose the very soul of what makes Planets fun. Purple and red means webs and minefields, and an overabundance of these leads to long slogs and painfully-slow endings.

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Dancing with the Spider

(written by Fruchtquake)

This is a general strategy guide for fighting against the Crystals on Planets Nu.  Most players have had some experience with the Crystals.  However, most players do not have a good idea of how to fight them efficiently. Now that Nu has its first Crystalline Emperor (congratulations Spacesquad) it is about time to reveal some tactics that will even give our Emperor quite a headache… Continue reading