Star Conquest
Rank: 102

     

Humanity has just emerged from the lowest point in its collective history, and the closest it has been to extinction since the advent of agriculture. By the year 2304, the Coalition of humans and their alien allies the Jinu had spread across the stars, and thought themselves powerful. But the Outsiders, an alien empire occupying vast reaches of Rimward space, proved them wrong. First, contact between the two allies was severed, and suddenly humanity was alone. Then the Outsiders attacked in force, and human planets and governments fell one by one.

It was the apocalypse.

But contrary to the beliefs of many, not all hope was lost. After five years, a single starship, the Percival Lowell, returned from Rimward space, bringing with it the means to nullify the Outsiders' greatest weapon. With this, and the help of many other brave pilots, the occupying Outsiders were driven off human worlds and back to where they came from.

Humanity is now trying to rebuild, and trying to regain what it has lost. The Outsiders are finished with occupation, and now desire only to see humans extinct. New threats and new mysteries seem to appear every day. In the midst of it all, civilian starships span the stars, maintaining an open threat against any new invasion and trying to make a few credits while they're at it.

You too have felt the lure of this; the desire for a unique freedom that most citizens will never know, the drive to explore, the need to defend your species, and yes, greed for the vast wealth that is to be had.

It is time to take to the stars.


Mud Theme: Pulp Science Fiction/Space Opera

Star Conquest Mud Reviews

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Review posted by Omelet
Posted on Mon Apr 8 11:30:22 2019 / 0 comments
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Star Conquest is primarily a roleplaying game, but it happens to have amazing mechanics to back it all up. The story is an amazing one that spans many years. Much of the background details are available online (including the help files), and a lot more con be gained by roleplaying to learn about more of the theme than you ever dreamed existed. Roleplay is well-rewarded in the game, even more than mechanical prowess. It's no hack and slash, but it keeps those elements for variety. Staff is friendly (as long as you're friendly to them) and helpful. There's a mentor system for new players and all players are very willing to help someone new. There's almost always something happening in the game, one major plot or another, as well as several minor ones. Whether roleplaying to affect the broader arc of the game is your style, or roleplaying interpersonal situations is your style, you'll be happy there. The mechanics are also top notch, allowing for more grindy type players. There are three factions (alliances) immediately available to new players, one that's only open to those who have shown their knowledge of the theme through their roleplay, and one that occasionally accepts temporary player membership. Each has its own distinct style (or be a trendsetter).

Common complaints I've heard often have to do with staff reacting to people who think they can act like children and be accommodated. If you want your hand held to the point someone creates your character for you, Star Conquest is not for you. If you like to be creative within the theme, you'll likely thrive.

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Review posted by ItsaDog
Posted on Mon Apr 8 11:18:41 2019 / 1 comment
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Do not play here. Don't even try it the first time.

Seriously, don't.

Fantastic game, code-wise. Heavily addictive, satisfying systems, tons to do and lots to play with. You will, however, be treated like a piece of garbage by every single member of their Staff in ways that even "survivors" of some of the worst games in history will be surprised by. No one I have ever met who plays Star Conquest is happy to be there. They're there because they got hooked, put too much time into their character to walk away, and only rarely have to deal with the Staff. I was on the same page. Sure, they spy on every single thing you say to every single person no matter the medium of communication and shove your nose in the idea that that's normal behavior, but you don't have to interact with them much. The mental gymnastics you have to do to stick around are insane.

No big incident took place in my case that caused me to stop logging in, I just did. I was actually fiddling around on a completely unrelated game when a Staff member sent me a tell and I got a wave of stress-nausea. That was my hint it was time to cut ties and wish the remaining members of the Star Conquest Stockholm Syndrome-havers the best.

If you play there now, please leave. You might be surprised how much happier you are for having done so. If you've never touched it, seriously, don't.

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Comment posted on Mon Apr 8 11:18:41 2019 by Omelet:
     

I'm not on my first character and have never been so invested in a character that I didn't feel I could walk away. That said, I'm also not a chronic reroll. I've gotten to know the staff and don't see them the way this player does. They're people. And if you put in the effort to roleplay and generally act in a mature way, your experience will be a good one. Star Conquest is a game of roleplay that happens to have amazing mechanics. Staff (while at times busy) are generally attentive and do their best to make the world one we all want to play in. Does this mean that things will always go a character (or player's) way? No, and it shouldn't. because for one, that makes for terrible roleplay. Yes, they 'snoop,' but I've never seen this as a bad thing. Their 'snooping' is not unrealistic to the theme and is used to promote roleplay. If most of the playerbase felt this way, there would be no playerbase. Because even if you don't delete your character, you can disappear for years at a time (people do, for various reasons).

I should post an actual review, come to think of it.

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