The Hyperspace Drive is a technology that allows the construction of Battle Ships, Bombers, Battlecruisers, Destroyers, Deathstars, Reapers and Pathfinders. In addition, all ships that use the Hyperspace Drive will have their Base Speed increased by 30% for every level of the Hyperspace Drive technology.
In addition to increasing the maximum speed of the appropriate ships, increasing the levels of any drive technology can reduce fuel consumption in one of two ways: First, as the maximum speed increases due to the increase in drive technology, a player could reduce the speed of any fleet that has been affected by the improvement of said drive technology, and thus achieve the same flight in the same amount of time with a decreased consumption of Deuterium. For example, a Small Cargo ship would consume less Deuterium when travelling at 90% maximum speed after obtaining a level 10 Combustion Drive when compared to that of the same Small Cargo ship, on the same flight, travelling at 100% maximum speed using a level 8 Combustion Drive instead (200% - (200%*0.1) = 180%, combustion drive level 8).
Second, when a type of ship has had its speed limited by the inclusion of slower ships of a different type in the same fleet, the ships not flying at their normal speed will consume less fuel due to the increase in fuel efficiency from the appropriate improved drive technologies. For example, using Light Fighters in a fleet with a Death Star will automatically decrease the speed of the Light Fighters, and thus the Light Fighters will benefit from a decreased fuel consumption with every advancement to the Combustion Drive technology.
After upgrading to level 8 of the Hyperspace Drive, the base speed of the Bomber increases and will henceforth proceed to use the Hyperspace Drive instead of the Impulse Drive when calculating speed and fuel efficiency.
After upgrading to level 15 of the Hyperspace Drive, the base speed of the Recycler increases and will henceforth proceed to use the Hyperspace Drive instead of the Impulse Drive when calculating speed and fuel efficiency.
With the advancement of Hyperspace Technology, the Hyperspace Drive was created. Hyperspace is an alternate region of space co-existing with our own universe which may be entered using an energy field or other device. The HyperSpace Drive utilizes this alternate region by distorting the space-time continuum, which results in speeds that exceed the speed of light (otherwise known as FTL travel). During FTL travel, time and space is warped to the point that results in a trip of 1000 light years to be accomplished in about an hour.
- Research Lab (Level 7)
- Energy Technology (Level 5)
- Shielding Technology (Level 5)
- Hyperspace Technology (Level 3)
- Pathfinder (Level 2)
- Battle Ship (Level 4)
- Battlecruiser (Level 5)
- Destroyer (Level 6)
- Death Star (Level 7)
- Reaper (Level 7)
|Upgrade Cost||Cost of Sum|
|Technology / Research|
|Basic Research||Energy Technology • Laser Technology • Ion Technology • Hyperspace Technology • Plasma Technology|
|Drive Research||Combustion Drive • Impulse Drive • Hyperspace Drive|
|Advanced Research||Espionage Technology • Computer Technology • Astrophysics • Intergalactic Research Network • Graviton Technology|
|Combat Research||Weapons Technology • Shielding Technology • Armour Technology|