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BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

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Excited to play Nova: Iron Galaxy on BlueStacks? But first, let’s get you prepared to face the challenges that lie in wait when you start playing this game for the first time! Real-time strategy games aren’t as easy as you may think, with a lot of strategizing and preparation involved as you spend countless hours trying to survive against various other players as you all start vying for supremacy as the strongest station in your corner of the endless universe!

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

Real-time strategy games require a lot of time to master and it mostly involves trial and error on the first few servers that you join. However, if you’re looking to speed up the process and want to make your first attempt at playing this game easier, this beginner’s guide is perfect for you. As a competitive player, you want all the advantages that you can get so we recommend that you install Nova: Iron Galaxy on BlueStacks so that you’ll have an easier time becoming the best commander that you can be.

The Space Station

The Space Station is the central part of your role as the commander. In Nova: Iron Galaxy, you are tasked with maintaining and upgrading your own space station, where your fleet is situated and everything you need to upgrade them is included. The space station includes various facilities such as the dock, research lab, resource docks, and many other unlockable parts that you’ll be able to open once you reach a certain level or have completed a specific part of the main quest.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

Each player has their own space station that is situated in a certain galaxy. Players can interact with each other’s space stations by attacking them or forming alliances. The main goal of Nova: Iron Galaxy is to upgrade your space station to its peak potential so that you can supply your fleet more efficiently and be able to take on the challenges that the cosmos has to offer. The higher your space station’s facilities levels are, the stronger the ships you can build will be in the future.

Ship Building

Shipbuilding is a central part of Nova: Iron Galaxy. Players are first introduced to the art of shipbuilding, which is the most important aspect that makes you a true commander of your own fleet. To build your own ship, the first piece that you need to acquire is a hull, which is the centerpiece of your ship and will determine what type of spacecraft you’ll be able to build. The other pieces are often generalized according to the ship type and can either be crafted or acquired by defeating NPCs.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

There are different types of ships that you can build such as frigates, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, and many others. Players have the option to customize each ship by fitting them with parts of your choosing to fix what type of stats you want your ships to have. Players can acquire ship hulls and high-rarity parts by going to the Black Market and rolling for a random piece of equipment through the gacha system. The game uses a specific currency for players to acquire these parts.

Fleet Formation

Once you’ve built your ships, players can form Fleets. A fleet contains a certain number of ships and an Admiral to lead them. The admiral is a crucial part of the fleet because their influence points determine what kinds and how many ships you can add to your fleet. In addition, each admiral contains a specific set of skills that give your fleet a relevant boost in combat, so it’s a good idea to match which ships you want to place in your fleet according to the abilities of your admiral.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

Players can have multiple fleets at once, but they’ll have to unlock an additional fleet slot by researching it in the lab. Having multiple fleets is important because it allows players to multitask by sending them on different missions and be able to acquire resources a lot more efficiently. In addition, a player’s fleets determine how strong they are in the military aspect so it’s a good idea to think about what kind of fleets you want to have in your base so that you can attack efficiently or defend yourself from any external threats.

Getting Resources

Players can’t manage their own base of operations without having the necessary resources to sustain them. Unlike traditional real-time strategy games, the resources in Nova: Iron Galaxy are a little unique to emphasize their intergalactic sci-fi motif. In this game, players can acquire ore and minerals, which are generally used to manufacture parts or upgrade their space station, allowing them to build higher quality items that will make both their station and fleets stronger overall.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

Aside from basic resources, there are also different currencies that players need to watch out for. There are basic currencies, which are usually used to upgrade or purchase common items in the game and there are premium currencies that players can acquire by purchasing them using real money or acquiring them as rewards from quests and achievements. Both types of currencies are important and even if you don’t want to spend money in the game, you’ll still be given an adequate amount of premium currency to spend.

Completing Missions & Orders

Any game isn’t complete without having missions to complete. Nova: Iron Galaxy’s mission board simply helps steer players in the right direction rather than forcing them to do one task after the other. Players can choose to ignore the main quest completely but that isn’t recommended because that means skipping a lot of rewards and not being able to unlock specific parts of your space station that you’ll definitely need in the future.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy

Orders are a special mission type that players need to complete. Periodically, a ship from your faction will be dropping by your station asking to restock on supplies. Successfully completing these orders yield a very good set of rewards that players should constantly be trying to claim. That means that you should always craft ship parts because you’ll never know when they’ll be ordered from your base.

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