What Race Should I Play? (Short Attention Span Edition)

Look — the game’s complicated enough, right? So don’t waste so much time reading about it; pick one and play already. Yeah, you’re gonna spend the next six months getting your ass handed to you, but so what? If you wanted easy, you’d be back on Facebook playing Farmville. Continue reading

What Race Should I Play?

There are a ton of articles on ways to build a proper economy, what to do about cloakers and Ion Storms, battle tactics, and a thousand other details. But if you’re new at the game and all that seems too complicated… well, that’s because it is, at least for right now. To start you off, this might be a better question to ask: Which race should I play? Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Art of Diplomacy

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Emperor Bondservant in the Early 1990s

The Art of Diplomacy

VGA-Planets comes the closest I know to simulating what it would be like to be a commander in a full-scale war — especially considering the impact of having ten other Continue reading

Minehits and Glory Devices – Ships that can repair themselves

Frequently asked questions about Glory Devices – APPENDIX 5:
(originally compiled by Anaconda)

The following list contains all Planets starships that are able to repair themselves instantly using supplies to compensate at least one Glory Device or Minehit. All ships marked with an asterisk * are only available in Campaign Games.
Please note that these figures require supplies in sufficient numbers on board; some ships will be limited in their fighting abilities due to ammunition shortages if the required supplies for repair are loaded. All other ships in the Planets shiplist will either be destroyed when striking a mine or will require other means to be repaired.

 Ships that can repair themselves instantly using supplies:

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An Old Scroll – So, you wanna be a Privateer?

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Mark Wilmot

So, you wanna be a Privateer?

Part I: Introduction
So you wanna be a Privateer, eh? Wanna streak across the galaxy – yet like a shadow dancing from star to star? Wanna strike fear into the hearts of your enemies – siphoning Continue reading

An Old Scroll – Attacking with the Privateers

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Jan ‘Sirius’ Klingele in 1997

Attacking with the Privateers

It is well known, that our beloved Orion Space Traders (or Pirates as some people call them falsely … see “The Origin of the Privateers” by Jan Klingele) are a race who has a difficult time if they have to confront an enemy in an open large scale battle. Unless Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Privateers

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Benson Wong

The Privateers

The Golden Rule for the Privateers “If something can go wrong, it will go wrong.”

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An Old Scroll – The Privateer Treasury

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Collected and edited by: Mark Wilmot in 1997

The Privateer Treasury

Intro:

As a long time Privateer fan I’ve made a habit of saving interesting Privateer related posts in my wandering thru cyberspace. I am presently working on a Privateer’s Logbook which will incorporate many of these ideas as well as my own experiences Continue reading

An Old Scroll – Playing the Privateer Part I and II

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Michael Lemieux (Steel Rat)

Playing the Privateer Part I and II

The Privateer can be one of the most fun races to play in VGA Planets. If you examine their unique abilities, you’ll begin to appreciate why. No other race is quite so capable Continue reading