Station ‘Guardian 17’
Xenobiologist Report UMC 52863
Aliens are strange things. They are always trying to break everything, but aside from that they are not much like us.
In Star Conflict, you will be able to encounter many different types of aliens. Found below are the most common aliens encountered. While we have not seen them all, these are the ones we know of so far.
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Biomorphs are supposedly life forms that have been infected by the Liu Virus and have morphed (hence the name) into ship-like objects. They collectively use EM type weapons and love the color green. Entire planets that are infected can become one giant biomorph called a “Bion”.
The most common biomorph type encountered, these are small and weak (relatively speaking) but come in large numbers. They are just called “biomorphs” , but some mercs call them “swarmers”. They fire quick bolts of green EM energy and are dangerous for low ranked players.
Safe distance: 3000m
The next most common biomorph found. As their name suggests, they spend their time poking around in our sectors looking for weak points. They are a little faster, a little larger, a little tougher, and shoot more than regular biomorphs.
Safe distance: 3000m
Rating: Very Dangerous
Once you start getting out there, you may encounter one or more Hunters. Hunters resemble big spikes surrounding a glowing green orb. They are much more powerful and tougher than the previous biomorphs, and use different weapons: explosive EM spheres and Pulsar area weapons if you get too close. They are more aggressive and will attack pilots farther out. Called a “hunter group” when with other hunters or other biomorphs.
Safe distance: 4000m
Rating: Extremely Dangerous
These are plain mean. They are much larger than hunters and way more dangerous. They are very fast, traveling an estimated 400 m/s, and will kill anything smaller than a frigate in a few shots. They also have the largest aggression range in the game, which is hard to calculate because it will become “angry” outside of your ship’s view range, and will swoop across the sector to get you. When entering a sector that is reported to have a Predator, stick to the edges of the map and move as swiftly as possible. If you can lock onto it, it is already too close for comfort.
Safe distance: 10,000m+
Rating: Very Dangerous
These massive biomorphs are found only in certain sectors. They are different in that they do not chase targets: they float across the sector and shoot at anything that gets too close. They are somewhat slow, though, and are easy to notice and avoid. The EM storm they can unleash is rather easy to doge for maneuverable ships, and while they are unbelievably tough, a group of the weakest interceptors can eventually take them down if they can confidently dodge their shots. If you don’t want to fight it, just keep away… it won’t bother you.
Safe distance: around 6000m
Rating: ? (off danger chart)
These are currently found only in Spec Ops missions. These biomorphs take an army of pilots to take down. They are infamous for being morphed for one purpose: to destroy humankind. They are nearly dreadnaught-sized and extremely hard to destroy, and they use many scary weapons such as lasers, gravity generators, and tentacle-torpedoes.
Safe distance: None. It can get you anywhere in a sector.
Rating: Unknown. It is not known exactly how dangerous these are.
Bions are entire planets that have been infected by the Liu Virus, and have become one giant life form. While a single planet has been named “Bion”, there are a few more than one of them and so they are collectively called “Bions”. Not much is known about them except that they can alter their orbit and move about, albeit very slowly. They appear to have some kind of weapon, but it is not known how it is used. The incident with the dreadnaught “Northstar” can give us a little insight on what these things actually are, but they are still being explored. Further information may become available later.
Safe distance: Unknown
Appreciation should go to the merc millanbel for information gathered.
This concludes the most current report on the aliens. If new ones are discovered, an updated report will be filed to the UMC Reporting Board.
End of Report.