Your Allegiance Awaits One Of Three Factions! — Star Atlas
The time has arrived to experience the travel of your life. This message goes out to all brave explorers who are ready to embark on a journey to the ends of the universe. Though we cannot guarantee safe travel, an adventure filled with thrillers and discovery is certain. Your space exploration suit awaits your warmth, your intergalactic spaceship awaits your presence and your fellow neighbourly explorers await your support. You are destined for an experience of a lifetime and if you were to join us, today marks the beginning of it. Are you ready to blast away into the unknown, filled with terrestrial life where danger is a normal monday morning?
Based in the year 2620, Star Atlas is a next-generation virtual gaming metaverse designed to take users through an electrifying quest where grand strategy, space exploration, territorial conquest, and political domination are core pillars on which the game is built. Built on top of the Solana blockchain, Star Atlas creatively utilizes blockchain technology and traditional core game mechanics to give birth to something that compliments what a game should truly represent. The full game is currently under development but a browser-based mini-game is available for users to have a taste of how the gameplay will be featured.
Star Atlas utilizes Unreal Engine 5 to bring forth cinema-quality real-time environments that suck users into a world of wonder. Nanite graphics technology has been in the works for over a decade and with Unreal Engine 5, game developers can use this amazing technology to introduce truly immersive gameplay for their users.
The core gameplay revolves around a few components where users have full freedom to explore the world of Star Atlas. With the help of their upgradeable scanning modules, players will be able to manually navigate their ships to find all the hidden treasures the universe has to offer. Deep space exploration is an integral part of the game where all visible stars and planets are real resources that can be visited. (There will be no actual skybox so exploration can be done visually).
What’s outer space exploration without imminent threats? Combat will be another important gameplay loop of Star Atlas where ships are outfitted with weapon turrets and missile bays to fight against other rival explorers who seek to conquer land and acquire resources of your interest.
Players will also be able to engage in the modular construction of stations where adjoined constructions to mining installations provide power and security for the mining claim. The same infrastructure is present in space stations, however, decks offer significant improvements. Each deck improves the space station’s functioning and unlocks the related elements that players interact with, within the local station.
All ships contain components and crew members that enhance the features and stats of each ship which forces users to pay intense attention to detail, as small changes can add up to higher advantages.
Another integral part of the Star Atlas ecosystem will be decentralized autonomous Corporations. (A DAC- Decentralised Autonomous Corporation, otherwise known as a guild/clan, is a group of like-minded individuals who come together to pursue a similar goal). The Universe of Star Atlas is expansive and vast, the journey to the ends of the universe can be lonely and challenging to venture alone, therefore players are encouraged to form guilds/clans to combine resources, and compete collectively to outsmart other players. Using Decentralized Autonomous Corporations (DAC), complete space cities can be built and the micro-economy administered by those in charge. Strategic cooperation allows players to dominate territories and the resources accessible inside them.
Star Atlas isn’t just a mere game put together in a day or two but a vision that has been in frequent development for months if not years. It can be difficult to wrap one’s head around everything that is Star Atlas, so this article will focus on laying the foundation of the 3 factions that exist within this masterpiece.
Though the universe of Star Atlas allows players to travel amongst a vast space of the unknown, the resources that inhibit this universe are not infinite. Though civilization has improved far beyond our current imagination, one thing that has always proven to be constant is the survival bias of any species. In this distant future, a race to acquire resources, a quest to conquer the unknown, and the fight to have power over the universe, have led to the emergence of three major factions. (The DACs described above will be within these three factions)
1 — The MUD territory governed by humankind
MUD established itself as a regional industrial powerhouse by establishing diplomatic relations with ONI and Ustur through fair trade. MUD-controlled space allows for close proximity to raw materials used in the component manufacturing process for distant astronautical travel and ballistics technology.
FACTION TRAITS — Firepower, Travel Distance
2 — The ONI Region as a consortium of alien races
By being a part of the Ustur Sector you will not only receive the freedom to forge your own path in this physical universe but also gain access to rare minerals vital in the formation of highly nimble thruster tech and top-tier hull reinforcing pipelines.
FACTION TRAITS — Hull Strength, Maneuvering
3 — The Ustur Sector is controlled by sentient androids
The primary advantages of joining the ONI Region are access to densely clustered raw materials within their controlled space. These materials are highly sought after for use in the development of advanced stealth and radar technologies, which will aid in the discovery of even greater breakthroughs for all sentient life.
FACTION TRAITS — Stealth, Scanning Distance
Upon setting foot in the world of Star Atlas users will be asked to select one of the 3 factions to show their undying loyalty. You, as a faction citizen of Star Atlas, will have the ability to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict while also earning rewards for your contributions.
Below you find a few additional tips that will help you in your journey toward becoming an integral part of the Star Atlas ecosystem by joining a faction.
- There are various benefits associated with the faction you choose. This means that your in-game abilities will differ depending on whether you join the MUD, ONI, or Ustur factions (see above). Your earnings contribute to the overall leaderboard of your faction.
- Faction selection is final and cannot be changed! This means that the (Solana) account you use to register will be unable to later be registered to a different faction.
- Your avatar’s race will be determined by the faction you choose (player character). In other words, your avatar’s race will be the race of that faction (at least initially).
- Later in the game’s development cycle, you’ll be able to recruit additional crew members of various races and use them as your avatar instead (not yet implemented, subject to changes).
PRO TIP: Before choosing a faction, choose which DAC (Guild/Clan) better suits your in-game goals, because when you choose a faction, you can’t join a DAC from other factions!
(You can find the current DAC list here — https://staratlasguilds.com/)
Factions with fewer members will have their members earn more compared to factions with more members (as an equal amount of resources is being distributed among a smaller number of players), an incentive to balance out the faction population in the long run. If the faction you want to join has fewer members than others, it will give you a starting edge.
We hope the above information will help set you up on a path for success within Star Atlas. If you desire to join a faction, navigate to the Star Atlas mini-game and connect your preferred wallet. You will be prompted to select a faction.
Arcade prides itself on supporting games that are building the future of GameFi. As a gesture of appreciation for the entire GameFi community who has continuously shown their tremendous support for the growth of this sector, we have partnered up with Star Atlas to host a gleam giveaway in line with 426LIVE which is planned to blow minds. If you want to participate in the giveaway, hit the following link. — The Gleam Giveaway ends at 8 PM EST!
If you wish to explore the vast universe of Star Atlas, please refer to the links below.
Website — https://staratlas.com/
Discord — https://discord.gg/staratlas
Twitter — https://twitter.com/staratlas
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