NSC Special Components

NSC Special Components

The NSC Special Components are unique components included in a slot on the right side of the ship designer underneath the FTL drive, Combat Computer, Thruster, and Sensor slots for a military ship class. These components give the player many different options for specialized ship enhancement, allowing the ship being designed to have a unique upgrade to help it in one particular area, ranging from evasion to accuracy to hull points and so on, but are expensive to install and maintain on any given ship class. These special components need to be unlocked by one of two technologies called “Advanced Warship Components” which are found in the Physics Research Branch, the first holding the least expensive/powerful Special Components, the second being the more expensive/powerful of the set.

While most of the components unlocked by the Advanced Warship Components technologies are part of the Special Component Slot, three of them belong to the Auxiliary Slot in the utility section of the ship designer (the bottom of the designer). Two of these auxiliary components are unlocked via the second tier technology, while the other is available from game start.

 

Technologies Required:

 

Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1):

“Unlocks a new set of ship modules allowing for the enhancement and further specialization of ship classes with a unique bonus.”

Components Unlocked:

  • Auxiliary Shield System
  • Captain’s Ready Room
  • Crew Lounge
  • Damage Control Teams
  • Fire Control System
  • Structural Integrity Field

Research Requirements:

  • Spaceport Level 4
  • Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)

 

Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2):

“Unlocks a new set of ship modules allowing for the enhancement and further specialization of ship classes with a unique bonus.”

Components Unlocked:

  • Deflector Array
  • Multiphasic Sensors
  • Navigational Array (Aux)
  • Quantum Thrusters
  • Stellar Cartography (Aux)

Research Requirements:

  • Spaceport Level 6
  • Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)

 

Special Components:

 

Auxiliary Shield System:

“A secondary series of backup shield generators.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship shield points by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Captain’s Ready Room:

“A place for the Captain to relax but still be available on a moment’s notice.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship evasion by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Crew Lounge:

“A place for the ship’s crew to relax and unwind.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship accuracy by 3
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Damage Control Teams:

“Teams specially trained in rapid ship repair.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship auto repair by 5%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Deflector Array:

“A large array that is designed to provide additional protection for the ship.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship shield regeneration by 5%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -75

 

Fire Control System:

“An advanced targeting system that increases weapon speed and damage.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship weapon damage and fire rate by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Multiphasic Sensors:

“Increases sensor range using multiphasic generators.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship sensor range by 25%
  • Cost: 150
  • Power: -100

 

Quantum Thrusters:

“An advanced set of ship thrusters to augment speed and maneuverability.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship sublight and combat speed by 20% and decreases ship upgrade time by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -100

 

Structural Integrity Field:

“An advanced system of forcefields that strengthen the ship’s hull structure.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 1)
  • Slot Type: Special Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases ship hull points by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -50

 

Auxiliary Components:

 

NSC’s Kitchen Sink:

“A clean crew is a happy crew.”

NOTICE: This component is a “joke component” given at game start as a tribute to all NSC subscribers who said “NSC has everything a ship class mod needs except the kitchen sink.” Well, we decided to add the kitchen sink too.

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: N/A
  • Slot Type: Auxiliary Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases the following by 1%: Hull Points, Armor, Shields, Sensor Range, Evasion, Sublight/Combat Speed, Weapon Damage, & Fire Rate
  • Cost: 1
  • Power: -25

 

Navigational Array:

“An advanced 3D navigational system.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)
  • Slot Type: Auxiliary Component
  • Given Bonus: Decreases ship FTL windup/winddown times and FTL travel time by 10%
  • Cost: 100
  • Power: -75

 

Stellar Cartography:

“A large system used for mapping surrounding space.”

Component Stats:

  • Required Tech: Advanced Warship Components (Tier 2)
  • Slot Type: Auxiliary Component
  • Given Bonus: Increases all FTL drive type ranges by 25% (except Hyperlanes since they’re fixed)
  • Cost: 150
  • Power: -75
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