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Alpha Centauri Wars

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The Alpha Centauri Wars are a series of huge team mode events open to the community consisting of 3 teams(although in the past it had 5), usually with each garnering over 50 players, and a huge map. There have been over 20 Alpha Centauri wars events to date, with a new one each month(on special occasions there can be two events per month). The Alpha Centauri event is named after the nearest star to earth, the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, which also includes the star Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C), of which one of the events in the Alpha Centauri series was named for. The creators of the Alpha Centauri Wars are Ethereal and Ancient Sky, as well as some artistic collaboration from Commander Andromeda.

The Alpha Centauri Wars are essentially regular team mode games but with some notable changes. While a regular team mode game can have a maximum of ~65 players, Alpha Centauri Wars can regularly take an upwards of about ~250 players. It takes far more gems to upgrade the base, usually taking an upwards of 320,000 gems to fill a level 4 base, with U-series it's 640,000 gems. The aliens at the sun are also far stronger but have a much higher gem yield. Due to a combination of these changes, Alpha Centauri Wars tend to last several hours; some in the past have lasted over eight hours. This event now often uses mods; KEST is often used but U-Series, Nautic Series, and Alien Intrusion have been used in the past as well.

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Control info[edit | edit source]

χ > chi sector > Corsairs territory This sector was won by the PMF then the follow up event was won by the HC [BATTLE FOR PROXIMA CENTAURI, 2017-07-15] (first ever ACW)

>α > alpha sector > Corsairs territory, Controlled by the HC [BATTLE FOR ALPHA SECTOR, 2017-09-16]

β > beta sector > October 2017, 67% Controlled by HC and 33% Controlled by NWAC

γ > gamma sector > November 2017, 67% Controlled by NWAC and 33% by CSF (One year anniversary of Starblast)

δ > delta sector >  December 2017, 67% Controlled by NWAC and 33% by HC

ε > epsilon sector > January 2018, 67% Controlled by HC and 33% by NWAC

ζ > zeta sector > February 2018, 67% Controlled by HC and 33% by CSF , Healing lasers added

η > eta sector > March 2018 NWAC has 67% control over the sector, UNGE has 33% control

θ > theta sector > April 2018 equal control by UNGE, NWAC, and HC

ι > iota sector > May 2018 Control by NWAC (2 team ACW)

κ > kappa sector > June 2018 equal control by UNGE, NWAC, and HC (first ACW with aliens)

λ > lambda sector >  July 2018 (one Year anniversary event) CSF has 67% of the control, UNGE 33% of the control

μ > mu sector September 2018 HC, UNGE, NWAC equal control First modded ship tree (K.E.S.T.)

ν > nu sector October 2018 Control by UNGE (67%) NWAC 33% of the control ( K.E.S.T tree used)

ξ > xi sector >  November 2018 equal control by UNGE, NWAC, and HC ( used the U-Series ship tree) (2 Year anniversary of Starblast)

ο > omicron sector >  December 2018 Control by UNGE 67% and HC has 33% of the control over the sector Last use of KEST

π > pi sector > January 2019, Equal control by UNGE, HC, and NWAC

ρ > rho sector > February 2019 100% Control by NWAC

σ > sigma sector > March 2019 40% control by NWAC 60% control by UNGE (2 servers for Europe and America)

τ > tau sector > April 2019 100% control by NWAC, had strafing enabled

υ > upsilon sector > May 2019 Used KEST tree, the sector is split between UNGE, NWAC, and HC

Firestorm over Proxima > special event for 1 year of modding + U-Series (June 2019), the sector is split between UNGE, NWAC, and HC, Aliens spawn at the star only

φ > phi sector > June 2019 , the sector is fully controlled by NWAC, The Marauder is added

Nautic ACW > special event for Nautic Series (July 2019) (2 Year Anniversary of ACW), the sector is 67% controlled by UNGE and 33% controlled by NWAC

ρ > Rho sector 2> September 2019, the sector is 67% controlled by NWAC and 33% controlled by UNGE

Alien Intrusion ACW > special event for Alien Intrusion version 5.0 (September 2019), the sector is 100% controlled by UNGE

ω > omega sector > October 2019, the sector is 33% controlled by UNGE and 67% NWAC

"Lost sector" > November 2019, the sector is split evenly between HC, NWAC and UNGE

Win Records[edit | edit source]

ACW Name Asia Europe America
Proxima Centauri (First Ever ACW) N/A PMF HC
Alpha Sector> α HC HC HC
Beta Sector> β NWAC HC HC
Gamma Sector> γ CSF NWAC NWAC
Delta Sector> δ NWAC HC NWAC
Epsilon Sector> ε HC HC NWAC
Zeta Sector> ζ (Healing Lasers HC HC CSF
Eta Sector> η UNGE NWAC NWAC
Theta Sector> θ NWAC HC UNGE
Iota Sector> ι (Two Team ACW) NWAC NWAC NWAC
Kappa Sector> κ (First ACW with Aliens) UNGE NWAC HC
Lambda Sector> λ (1 year Anniversary) CSF UNGE CSF
Mu Sector> μ (First Modded tree, KEST) NWAC UNGE HC
Nu Sector> ν (KEST) NWAC UNGE UNGE
Xi Sector> ξ (U-Series) UNGE HC NWAC
Omicron Sector> ο (KEST) UNGE HC UNGE
Pi Sector> π HC NWAC UNGE
Rho Sector> ρ NWAC NWAC NWAC
Sigma Sector> σ (2 Servers for Europe and America) NWAC NWAC, UNGE UNGE x 2
Tau Sector> τ (Strafe Enabled) NWAC NWAC NWAC
Upsilon Sector> υ (KEST) UNGE NWAC HC
Firestorm over Proxima (U-Series + Aliens at star only) NWAC HC UNGE
Phi Sector> φ (Marauder Showcase) NWAC NWAC NWAC
Nautic Sector (Nautic Series) (2 Year Anniversary) UNGE NWAC UNGE
Rho Sector 2> ρ UNGE NWAC NWAC
Alien Intrusion ACW UNGE UNGE UNGE
Omega Sector> ω UNGE NWAC NWAC
Lost sector HC NWAC UNGE

Alpha Centauri Wars - The Story[edit | edit source]

This is the official story, though it has not been updated to include Alpha Centauri Wars after the first one:

Preface · The Beginning[edit | edit source]

At 4.2 light-years (1.3 parsecs) from the Solar System, the Alpha Centauri System has one of the most important planets of the Galaxy: Proxima Centauri b (Alpha Centauri Cb). Discovered on the terrestrial year 2016 in the Habitability Zone of the red dwarf Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C), scientists began to speculate about the possibility that there was life there. It would be two decades later, in 2036, when NASA sent the mission 'Breakthrough Starshot', with the objective of study in detail the geological, atmospheric and possibly biological characteristics of the planet.

After a long exchange of information between the mission's probes and the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NASA published a detailed report with two unprecedented discoveries: there was life in Proxima Centauri b. But, in addition, on the planet, there was a unique mineral until then unknown: the Frotmerium. This mineral, formed due to the astrophysical characteristics of the star Proxima Centauri and the tectonic activity of Proxima Centauri b, has a very interesting particularity: we will not go into the mineralogical details because that would require a complete article, but the Frotmerium, due to its peculiar crystalline structure, can compress and store an enormous amount of energy in a little space, which makes it extremely attractive for the interstellar and intergalactic travels. All the Earth Space Agencies began to send Mining Vessels to exploit the Frotmerium ores, while they discovered that in Proxima Centauri b there were intelligent humanoids living in the equatorial regions.

In the year 3900, the Earth received an unexpected transmission from the Alpha Centauri System: the terrestrial miner fleets had been intercepted and attacked by unknown ships. The message was clear, putting in check to all the nations of the Earth and also to the Proxima Centauri b inhabitants. Earth lost millions and millions of dollars for the destroyed spaceships, but Earth lost more for the thousands of humans, a lot of them very skilled pilots, who died during the attack.

On March 13, 4300, the UN received a message in an unknown language. After their decoding, they were learned that the message's emitters were the attackers of the Alpha Centauri System ships: pilots from a very advanced civilization coming from the Galactic Halo, and who threatened to exterminate anyone who went through the Alpha Centauri System with the intention of taking the valued Frotmerium.

On March 15 of the same year, the Earth received a new message, this time coming from the native civilization of Proxima Centauri b: the invaders were exterminating them little by little, doing with them immorals experiments and enslaving them to extract the mineral. The transmission transmitter was nothing more and nothing less than the leader of one of the planet clans, hidden with his family in a deep cave in the equatorial region. And he asked Humanity for help.

Chapter 1 · The First Alpha Centauri War[edit | edit source]

On Saturdays July 8 and 15, 4337, the Earth Forces sent huge fleets with a lot of warships to the Sector 22 or χ, where Proxima Centauri b is located The mission: take revenge and establish peace. The captains were of three terrestrial factions: NWAC (New World Army Citizens), UNGE (United Nations Green Eagles) and PMF (Proxima Mining Front). At first, they fought together with the Innesians, the Proxima native humanoids, who were united in a warlike association known on Earth as CSF (Centauri Space Force). The common enemy: the Astrinomitas, name given to the Halo invaders. Their main attack group was known on Earth as Halo Corsairs.

Due to several causes, in the end, the space battle became an "all against all": an arena of blood, flesh, and metal floating in space. The NWAC is fundamentally a civil organization. The tension between them and the UNGE, a military organization, was decisive. Very different ways of doing things... The PMF is a paramilitary group, with rebels pilots eager for revenge, due to the 3900 massacre. They appreciated the initial support given by NWAC and UNGE, but they wanted to do things by their way. The CSF sought independence for Proxima Centauri b and its inhabitants. They appreciated the help, but they did not trust anyone anymore. On the other hand, the Halo Corsairs are space pirates: they survive through smuggling, invasion, and extortion. They have not other way. If we add to all this the unexpected betrayals (pilots from one Faction that suddenly worked for another Faction), and the Orbital Dysfunction Syndrome ("Pandorum"), we have an unstable situation whose end was the total violence.

The July 8 Battle won the PMF. This was a relief moment for the Earth. But this relief was brief as a supernova explosion: on July 15, the Corsairs took revenge. Taken Sector 22, which houses the innesian world, the Corsairs won the First Alpha Centauri War.

Humans and Innesians are now preparing for a brutal revenge, each species by its side and in its own way, which will surely crunch the fabric of the Cosmos.

To be continued...

[End story]

The Teams[edit | edit source]

Alpha Centauri has five different teams that have not changed as of yet:

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The Halo Corsairs:[edit | edit source]

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The New World Army Citizens:[edit | edit source]

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United Nations Green Eagles:[edit | edit source]

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Proxima Mining Front:[edit | edit source]

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Centauri space force.[edit | edit source]

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Strategy:[edit | edit source]

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For your ship in Alpha Centauri, it is favorable to have a ship that can hold its own in combat, seeing as fighting someone is inevitable. It is also favorable for the majority of your team to mine, seeing as getting to the next tier before your opponents gives you a significant mining and combat advantage. Much of the event is mining until late in the event, where massive battles between dozens of tier sevens take place. Battles do still take place though, sometimes sizable groups, and watch out for attackers on your minimap, be close to where your teammates are at, as many people hunt for people to attack! It is also smart to have a pack of missiles and maybe a Torpedo later on so you can blow up tight groups, attack pods work really well and are the second most common pod to be used behind mining pod. (If you have a Torpedo during the level 4 group attacks you can get a large amount of gems and kills) the 3 best level 6 ships are the A-speedster (for level 7 killing abilities), the Condor (for both level 7 killing and fast mining (faster than A-speedster but slower than rock tower), and the rock tower (to quickly level up the base and to get a massive amount of credits) do note it is slightly harder to get these ships since the vanilla ship tree change(s) in April-May 2018.)

Note: The same idea works with U-series and KEST but with different ships on different parts of the said trees.

Specifics directly from the creators:[edit | edit source]

1.- We will organize one event per month (12 per year), probably on mid-month weekends.

2.- The same weekend, we will organize as minimum 3 events: one for Asia/Australia (AS/AU), one for Europe (EU) and one for US/South America (AM). If there were many ping problems, we would consider opening 4 or 5 servers, one per region. The European and American events will be called 'Central Wars', and the Australian/Asian events, 'Auxiliary Wars'.

3.- Each battle will be for one of the Alpha Centauri Sectors. The complete results of the battles (Central Wars + Auxiliary Wars) will determine the dominion percentage for each sector ('Percentage of Sector Domain' or PSD), and the Map evolution. The Central Wars will account for 80% of domain (40% each) and the Auxiliary Wars 20%.

4.- For who do not want share the sector(s), we will could organize Extraordinary Battles (EB). There may be alliances that could generate puntual supermassive confrontations between 2 or 3 teams.

5.- There will be, for now, the 5 original Factions: NWAC, UNGE, PMF, CSF and Halo Corsairs. However, in the future, you will can create your own Faction to compete and participate on the story.

6.- There are some sectors that keep plot secrets.

7.- There will be a 'Hall of Fame' for the most courageous and committed pilots (one per month). There will be an Official Team Classification too.

8.- The story will evolve after each event, with an amazing Sci-Fi report accompanied with cool artwork.

Link to website:[edit | edit source]

Note: The official website is where much of the information here comes from, but the official website itself has not been updated in a couple months. Currently the link don't work because the website is being updated. (The new website has not been released yet, the link will be replaced with the new one)

https://alphacentauriwars.blogspot.com.es/p/about.html

Aliens[edit | edit source]

Aliens also spawn at the sun during the match. They will attack any player in range regardless of the team. Unlike aliens in regular team mode games, these aliens are far stronger and give far more gems; the yellow hirsutes and yellow saucers which spawn give enough gems to completely fill up a tier 7 ship's cargo with one kill. As of the 9-13-19 update killing these aliens as well as the regular aliens in team mode gives the player no score and no longer count towards the player's frag count.