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Fleet dispatch screen backdrop from Universe 42.

Fleet activity screen backdrop from Universe 42.

Fleet movement interface from a Redesigned Universe (OGame 1.0)

A Fleet is a group of ships carrying out a single mission together as a single unit. Fleets can be as small as one ship, and is limited only by ships available and amount of deuterium.

Alternatively, the fleet number in the Statistics view simply means the total number of ships belonging to that player.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

In Ogame, one of the most common actions is to send a Fleet. Either to transfer/transport from one planet to another, or to attack another planet, fleets are one of the essential tools of the game.

A fleet can generically be defined as a group of ships (number per type), with a specific mission, which depart from a given location (origin) at a given time, and arrive to another location (destination) at other time. It can also be transporting resources.

The next sections will describe how each of these quantities depend on the choices of the player.

Ships and times[edit | edit source]

A fleet can have as many ships as the player wants: there is no limit either for the number of ships or number of types of ships a fleet can have. However, every ship consumes fuel, and so the higher the number of ships, the higher the fuel consumption.

The departing time is chosen by the player, by deciding at which time he/she sends the fleet. The arrival time however, is calculated by the speed of the slowest type of ship in the fleet, and the distance between the origin and destination.

The total resources capacity of the fleet is given by the sum of the Cargo capacity of each ship on the fleet minus the fuel it needs.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Tasks assigned to fleets are called missions.

Fleets are launched and recalled from the fleet view screen.

Possible mission types:

  • Attacking: to raid another player or to crash any fleet stationed at the target.
  • Deployment: to station the fleet at another planet.
  • Espionage: to spy another player's planet, there must be Espionage Probes in the fleet for this option to be available.
  • Transport: to send resources from one planet to another.
  • Colonization: to send a Colony Ship to an empty planet and establish a new colony. A colony ship must be present in the fleet to select this option. Note that the colony ship will be destroyed upon reaching its destination.
  • Harvesting: to collect resources from a debris field using Recyclers.
  • Destroy: to send Death Stars to destroy a moon.
  • Expedition: to send a fleet to outer space (located in the 16th slot). Must have at least Astrophysics level 1.
  • ACS Attack: to send a fleet to another planet occasionally with a group of other players to attack one player. Only in some universes. For this option to be available, you must be either invited to an existing ACS attack or already have another fleet attacking the planet.
  • ACS Defend: to send a fleet to another planet occasionally with a group of other players to help with defense. Only in some universes. For this option to be available, the player you want to defend must be either in your buddylist or your alliance. You can also choose to defend a planet for a fixed amount of time at the cost of more deuterium, your fleet is vulnerable to espionages while ACS defending a planet.

Number of fleets[edit | edit source]

At the start of the game, each player is allowed one fleet at any given time. He/she may have any number of ships at any number of planets, but only one Fleet traveling or performing a mission at any given time.

Every level of Computer Technology researched adds one more available fleet slot. This allows you to have more active groups of ships at any given time. The number of fleets allowed in action at any one time is determined by the level of the Computer Technology research attained by that player. The number of fleets available to a player is as follows:

Fleet activity[edit | edit source]

All ongoing fleet activities related to your planets are shown in the Overview screen, marked as a star or timer next to your planet in galaxy view.

A star indicates fleet activity within the last 15 minutes on that planet, whether someone else's fleet or yours. After 15 minutes, it changes to a timer counting up to one hour. Activity over an hour old is not shown on the galaxy screen.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Gameplay in OGame
Gameplay Basics


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