Glossary

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Base capacity
Maximum size ground unit that a base can build.
Base queue
Where you build ground units. You can spend Øuadrans to activate the queue which enables construction of ground-base military units.
Base rate
Determines how fast and efficiently a base can produce units.
Base size
Determined by population assigned to creating base and exocredit costs.
Beacon
Used by a player to contact other players. Beacons can be positioned on the System Map at specific orbits--usually around either the star or a world/moon. Player must be at a system to drop a beacon. Messages are preset, but players can include Empire name and contact information are part of the message. Possible messages could be "Claimed by Dragon Empire - Saxondragon@yahoo.com" or "Dragon Empire hails and welcomes trade - Saxondragon@yahoo.com"
Carrier Hangar Capacity
Light and heavy carriers have hangar space to transport scouts, fighters, bombers or army units. A ship's hangar capacity is figured in this way:

  - Each army unit = 1 hangar

  - Each ship = 1 hangar

Exocredit (ξ)
In game currency generated by production and trade.
Flag
Used by a player as a personal notation about the Galactic Map. Flags show up in Galactic Scans only on player's screen. Possible notations include "Colonize ASP", "Wonder" and selected System information like types of objects in orbit.
Industrial Unit (IU)
The base measurement of production cost.
Øuadran
In game currency earned through game play or purchased by the player.
Shipyard capacity
Maximum size ship that a shipyard can build.
Shipyard queue
Where you build ships. You can spend Øuadrans to activate the queue which enables construction of ships.
Shipyard rate
Determines how fast and efficiently a shipyard can produce ships.
Shipyard size
Determined by population assigned to creating shipyard and exocredit costs.
Support and Efficiency Index (SEI)
Measures positive and negative influences of player actions and various events for an area.