May 28, 2022

Distant Worlds 2 ~ Colonization After Action Report

Mike Orwick, 14 February 2022

Continuing our preview look at the upcoming Distant Worlds 2, here’s a short AAR covering one specific task in game.  This AAR runs for 10 game years.I’ve started as a young empire in an abundant star system with a single planet.My goal is to colonize one additional planet.

This is my starting home world, with a single moon and a number of asteroids in orbit.

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Our first builds are an exploration ship and a construction ship, followed by a small space station.This initial space state will allow for additional simultaneous ship construction projects with the planet.

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In order to not only explore our system quicker, but to allow faster ship movement for all our ships, both state and civilian, we need to develop Warp Field Fields technology

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Our construction ships first mission is to construct a research base.

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It takes a couple of years, but we’ve successfully learned the secrets of warp fields.

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Less than a year later, our first ship, and exploration class, is the first ship to make a hyperjump.It will take to years off the amount of time needed to explore our home system.

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We’ve detected a debris that was built by sentient beings.

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Confirming our legends, we are not alone.Receiving communications from the unknowns reveal that they are pirates, and that they will provide us protection, for a small fee of course.

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That debris we detected earlier, turns out to be a pirate base.They also wish protection money.Without a navy to protect us, we’re forced to hire some of these pirate for their services.

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After several years, our scientists and engineers have determined what is required to colonize another planet.Unfortunately, we will need to build larger ships.This will take time and research.

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In the meantime, we’re begun building a navy.Our ships aren’t as large or technologically advanced, but if we can get an advantage in numbers, we can either drive them off, or better yet, destroy them.

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It has taken time, but our engineers and scientists have developed the necessary ship systems to build bigger ships.

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With this new ability, we’re able to construct our first colonization ship and colonize our first planet.

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Stay tuned for more explorations of Distant Worlds 2.

 


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