The Legend of Phoenix says:
>>Every 1000 years the Phoenix burns himself down in his nest.
And then out of his ash the new Phoenix rises, young and beautiful.<<

In the middle of the 21st century the countries of the world had merged
one by one into a huge nation covering the entire planet and including all of
humanity to work against problems like global warming, terrible diseases and famines,
and most secret services have merged into one entity, lead by the NSA. Riley Newson,
a charismatic politician, then slowly took over the entire government with the help of the
secret service, leading to the world becoming a dictatorship and all rebels being
suppressed by the powerful NSA-troopers that are equipped with robotic joints attached
to their limbs to strenghten their bodies.
The humanity was divided into the rich and "perfect" humans, who have the money
to have plastic surgeries to remove all blemishes so they are accepted as humans, and that
were able to design their children with genetics, so they are stronger, more intelligent
and more beautiful then humans normally would be,
and into the poor "subhuman beings" that lived underground and were terrorized by
NSA-troopers, that raped, bashed, tyrannized and executed random people in the
underground. Above these two classes of humans there were the rich companies and
the government that exploited both of the classes, letting both "perfect" and
"subhuman" beings work all day long.

At some point however, a person appeared, that had to endure expulsion and
tyranny from the other people from his birth on, because he wasn't fully
perfect in their opinion, which lead to him become an embittered warrior who
later started a rebel organization that commited terrorist attacks and assasinations in
the name of freedom, being depicted as evil doers in the main stream media,
and the rich people were agitated against them, which eventually lead to an horrific
world-wide civil war that left the earth devastated and milliards of people dead.

On a destroyed earth the remains of humanity were then united by a mysterious man only
 known as Secade, who promised to lead them to new glory, and to a new era of peace and
prosperity. And they followed him. And so the humans were reborn out of their own ash,
just like Phoenix, and they named themself "The Phoenix", ready to conquer the galaxy,
punish all infidels and bring "The Truth" to every remaining citizen of any species...

But they have found a new enemy: The Tecteron, that want the total domination, and
were involved in lots of wars before.  And even more star empires are spread everywhere.
The war clouds are gathering, and soon the entire galaxy will be a huge battlefield, when
Evil and Evil crash...

Choose your empire, and create a new era...
Command powerful starships equipped with devastating nuclear weapons or destructive energy beam guns, conquer star systems of all kinds, build up an economy, develop your planets, take care of your citizens, and finally bring your faction to the final victory!

If you want to know more about the factions and so on, you should read this:

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0 comments by spaceship_2012 on Oct 19th, 2014

Okay, so after doing A LOT of tweeking and balancing and fixing in the last weeks(and mainly this week), i wanted to inform you about the major changes that have happened(some of you may already have seen it), and what progress i am making in general.
The background story of the mod has seen some really major changes, most important thing is the changed past of the Phoenix, you should really really read it. Other thing is that the factions will have more or less big changes to their gameplay:

Domain of the Phoenix->Strike precisely and deadly: they will become a far more elitist faction, this means their ships will be far more expensive than they are right now(well okay were, i already started changing that), at the same time they will have better shields, stronger hulls and just overall enhancements. This should fit their background better, as the Phoenix lack the manpower to afford huge fleets, they rather create heavily advanced ships, combining only the best of human manufacturing, amongst others German, Russian, Japanese and Indian engineering. Their ships will still be fast, designed for an aggressive gameplay, and hopefully i will be able to create some kind of synergy between the different ship types, making them focus on teamwork a bit.
This also applies on their fighters and bombers.

Collective Tecteron Republic->Wear them down: The Tecteron will have the simplest of all gameplays. Their ships will be slow, heavily shielded, with strong hulls and weaponry, they can soak up a lot of damage and dish out a lot themselves, making them the best faction for a war of attrition, which is basically what they want. Attacking them directly can end fatal, but due to their low speed they are relatively vulnerable to being outmaneuvered, which you should ALWAYS try to use.
Their fighters will be more focused on quantity than on quality.

Cadanian Republic(Federal Cadanian Republic)->A well-rehearsed team
: The Cadanians are all about synergy. Their fleets are built around the mighty carrier ships, that launch waves of fighters and buff all kinds of other ships around them. These other ships are defending them, using the carrier buffs to deal more damage or soak up a lot of it, while the fighter-bombers do the main job, combining quality and quantity to a fearsomely powerful tool of destruction, and being buffed by other ships that move forward with them.
Generally the Cadanian ships have an under-average weaponry but above-average shields, their hulls are average. The comand ships/carriers are extremely powerful and thus very pricey, what else would you expect? The other ships are relatively cheap, but also not all that strong, they rely on the support of the huge command ships. Just spamming command ships won't help you a lot, as i already mentioned they are very expensive, and they use up a lot of manpower, which means you can only use very few at the same time. And if your enemy uses corvettes, the fighter-bombers will actually have problems. So you need corvette-hunter ships to counter them, and this goes on.
As you can see the Cadanians have to think about how they build their fleets, they have to plan, but if they do everything right they can be a real powerhouse.

Democratic Vuun Realms->Exotic, innovative, elitist: The Vuun suffer heavily from their lack of manpower and resources, and cannot afford huge fleets just like the Phoenix, but their ships are even more elitist than those of the Phoenix. Every attribute of their ships is at least average, their shields are strong, their engines comparable to that of the Phoenix. This allows them to use the Caracolla formation, moving a ship forward and letting it shoot, then retreat, to minimize their losses. The Vuun also have lots of fancy special weapons, their fighter-bombers are mind-controlled drones, they employ plasma guns and other weapons, that no one else in the galaxy uses, and additionally they can weaken their enemies with psychological warfare.
The Vuun are true pioneers, they rely on highly advanced engineering that can easily compete with that of the Phoenix, as well as their special strategies like the Caracolla formation, and their exotic special weapons and psychological warfare add some flavour to this.

The Entersians->Hit and Run/Hit and Hide: Though not playbable, i will also mention the Entersians as important part of the story. This faction appears in the campaign occasionally, influencing the happenings, and sometimes attacking the player.
The Entersians employ huge guns that can devastate entire ships with one shot, if they hit, but have long reload times. But that is no problem, as they have enough time to reload, while the ship cloaks, moving away, and then uncloaks to shoot again. The Entersians also use psychological warfare, trying to demoralize their enemy.

That's about it for now, i hope i was able to give you a good picture of the different factions and their playstyle.
My last point is the actual progress. I have tweaked the skirmish AI, and that was a full success, i even think i have to nerf it again, as playing against the AI is at least on Hard a real cruelty and almost not to win.
Other than that the HardPoints have been improved, sometimes parallel ones had different stats, which was really dumb.
For the Beta release i still need to finish the galaxy, but right now i felt like this was more important.

Stay tuned for more!

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1radref Feb 12 2014, 5:08pm says:

I think if any others the Vuun would be interesting because they would present a varied playstyle from the others judging from their description. Not only that but since plant like races are also a rarity in themselves as a playable faction.

However, this is your mod and as such whatever you want to work with and create if the final verdict. I feel we are all just thankful for the work you're putting in to give everyone a more enjoyable experience with your mod and more time for a game that thrives off mods over its initial gameplay.

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spaceship_2012 Dec 10 2013, 9:09am replied:

You are amazing. :D

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Camo7 Dec 10 2013, 4:18pm replied: Online

If you like, I can update it with the planet positions you uploaded and add it to the mod's images.

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spaceship_2012 Dec 11 2013, 8:24am replied:

Yes please :D

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Camo7 Dec 12 2013, 6:49pm replied: Online

Alright, updated.

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Camo7 Dec 12 2013, 1:30am replied: Online

do the Vuun have any planets? And is Enlysium intentionally spelled that way, or is it supposed to be Elysium?

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spaceship_2012 Feb 13 2014, 12:01pm replied:

Enlysium is going to be changed to Elysium.

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rumiks Aug 4 2014, 1:56am replied:

so you have seen the movie i guess :)

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spaceship_2012 Aug 4 2014, 4:36am replied:

What movie?

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spaceship_2012 Dec 12 2013, 8:44am replied:

Yes, they have, but those are not available for Galactic
Conquest yet, maybe never. The Vuun are just part of the
story and have some connections to the other races.
Enlysium is correct.

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