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Fly Me To The Moon - A Guide to Ships
So, you're getting tougher, and slapping around all the creatures in the quest just isn't giving you the same satisfaction that it once did?
Well, dont be dismayed, the answer to your problems is Raiding, where a whole new world of ways to die and use up your stamina awaits!
Meanwhile, the Devs, being the generous folk that they are, have seen fit to give you Ships, consider these the equivalent of a private fleet, yours to control, ready to do anything you ask of them (Dishes and housework are future features).
So, how do Ships work, I hear you say (either that or the voices have started again).
Well, your first step is to press the Ship button on the game menu. this will bring up the Ship Screen as follows.
(1) Ship List: A list of all the Ships you currently own are shown across this bar, if you have more than 5 Ships, you can use the arrow keys on the right to scroll down to see the others. The Ship that you currently have selected has a pale blue border around it and Is show in the larger box to the left of the Ship bar.
By having a Ship selected across this bar, you are making it your active Ship, and it will be the one used in raids. You can also edit your active Ship at this point. Hovering over the Ship names will give you a description of the Ship and any limitations in unit types that can be used in them (more about this later).
(2)Ship Officers: The Officers that you have selected to be in this Ship appear in this area, by hovering over their image, you can see what their stats and bonuses are.
(3)Ship Crew: The Crew that you have selected to be in this Ship appear in this area, by hovering over their image, you can see what their stats are.
(4)Officer Pool: You will find all your available Officers here, you can use the up and down arrows to scroll through them. Any Officer that is already in the selected Ship is shown in monochrome.
(5)Crew Pool: You will find all your available crew here, you can use the up and down arrows to scroll through them. Any crew who's numbers are fully used in the selected Legion are shown in monochrome.
(6)Save: Once you have made your modifications to your selected Ship, you need to press save to store your selection.
Creating a Ship
Once you have selected a Ship, you are ready to start populating it with Officers and Crew. The first thing you should take note of is if there are any Type restrictions on the Ship you are filling, as this will determine which Officer(s) or Crew you can use in it.
For example, Sian Fighter allows you to use 1 Officer of Any type, and 2 Crew of Any type, however, Assault Ship allows 1 Officer, and 6 Crew but they must all be Melee type and Odyssey allows 2 Officers and 10 Troops, but they must have 1 Melee and one Healer Officer and 5 Melee and 5 Healer Crew.
To include your Officers and Crew in your Ship, simply drag them from your Pools to the empty boxes in the Legion area, and providing there are no restrictions they will move in to the Legion.
If you select a unit that cannot be used in the Ship a notification screen will appear to let you know.
Once you are happy with your Ship, press the Save button to store it, and make sure that you have selected the Ship that you want to have active.
Things to Remember
Although you can only add the number of Crew you have into your Ship, as you can only use one Ship at a time, you can actually re-use troops across several Ships. So, if you only have 2 CRANK Troopers (apart from being owned in PvP) you can set them in the Sian Fighter, and also in the Assault Ship. The Same is true for Officers.
Officers are unique, you cannot own or use more than one of each in a particular Ship.
Utilities are not used in Ships.
I hope you find this guide useful, and comments and questions are welcomed.