Materials are used to upgrade ships
Go to the Ship Table and click on a ship name to see upgrade details.
There are six types of materials:
|α (Alpha)||Upgrade Tier I||Upgrade Tier II|
|β (Beta)||Upgrade Tier II||Upgrade Tier I, Tier III|
|γ (Gamma)||Upgrade Tier III||Upgrade Tier II Delta|
Materials are gained by:
- Raiding or skirmishing Resource Planets and Giant Planets
- Attacking Pirates
- Completing quests
Farming materials is done through brute force.
You need 60 Alpha mats and 10 Beta mats to fully upgrade any tier I ship.
If you plan on a drop rate of 20%, then you need to run around 300 sorties to get the needed materials.
Mat Drop Table
Drops from Civ 2 and Civ 3 systems are much lower than drops from Civ 1 systems
Primary = majority of drops
Secondary = Less than number of primary drops
Rare = more than 1, less than secondary drops
Very rare = 1 or less than rare drops
|Civ 1||α||β||+ α+β||Ω|
|Civ 2||α||β||α and γ|
|Civ 3||α||β and γ||+ α+β||δ|
|Civ 4||β||α||γ and δ and ε and Ω||+ α+β|
|Civ 5||β||α|| γ
|Giant Planet 8|
|Giant Planet 9|
|Giant Planet 10|