I love this game, but it seriously needs balancing. I'm playing on Hard. Blockading and Surveillance appear to be pointless. They needlessly antagonise some factions and don't yield enough money. As well as, Patrolling for ships, all three use up too much Water-Fuel. Also, combat needs too much money to fix the ship after you win. This makes all of the above even more worthless on Hard. Contracts give decent money, but shortages blow this out of the water. I can make more money in one shortage than in 10 contracts and that is quite frustrating. Assassination and Capture contracts are possible, but not worth it. It is too difficult since the mark can evade in even the first turn, and again, it is expensive. There is no advantage to promotions? I have reached Rank 10 with Cadar when playing on Easy and there appear to be no benefits. The amount of conflicts with each faction can make trading very, very difficult, especially the Trade Embargos. I think that losing 10 reputation simply for buying some Water-Fuel is way too much. Exploration is decent as far as I have seen, but I don't use it too much. Essentially, what I am saying is that on Hard and higher difficulties, it seems to me that the only way to survive and make money is to do contracts and trade during shortages. You can't be a pirate or a brigand because it just costs too much. It would be nice if the game could be tweaked a little to balance these aspects a bit more. This is still a great game and I love it. I'm considering buying Elite, but I think that the game isn't quite perfect yet. Thank you.
I hope Star Traders 2 comes out for Android 4.0.
Very immersive and addicting game. Your every move has some effect for the A.I..
A very complex game with a lot of depth. A great deal of thought has gone into the machinations of each faction and their influence on the gameplay and this adds to the authenticity of the experience. There are many ways to play this game which means you'll be coming back for more. I'm honestly hooked! By the way, ignore the review saying there are no instructions on how to play. There are loads under the help menu.
No instructions on how to play.
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v6.1.39 - 11/28/2017
- New Ship Artwork: Osprey Carrier
- New Merchant Ships: Paladin Heavylift, Osprey Heavylift
- Fixed Wolf Cutter for some devices
- New XP Bonus: Blockade, Spy and Delivery Missions
- New Political Officer Bonus: XP Bonus when detecting Contract Faction
- Rebalacing Pirate Morale gain on Missions vs. Indy
- Fixed reported bugs related Android 8.0
- Star Traders 2 is on PC!
Fight your way to become the ultimate gladiator in this epic new turn-based RPG.