So everywhere I go says that in order to upgrade your starbase level you need starbase XP. that's great and all, but I have absolutely no idea what starbase XP IS or how to get it. I know how to get starbase Engineering, Science, and Military XP, but not straight-up starbase XP. So how does this thing work anyway? Someone must know, because I keep hearing about level 3 4 and even 5 starbases out there. So what is this voodoo magic and how is it done?
You earn starbase XP from Upgrade projects, such as Construct Shipyard, or Construct Transwarp Conduit. These missions are rewarded from getting 1,000 Engineering (Industrial Fabricator), Tactical (Shipyard), and Science (Transwarp Conduit) XP. To get 1000 ENG/TAC/SCI XP, you must complete missions such as Reinforce Local Systems.
1,000 starbase XP (also known as fleet XP) is obtained for each upgrade project (i.e. if at 0 XP, completing a Military Tier I upgrade project will give the 1,000 Starbase XP needed to upgrade the starbase to Tier I). "
Above copied directly from the wiki site.
Perhap re-review the page.
We are the Dead
join date Aug 2008
First off, a quick "refamiliarization? and listing of terms:
There are 5 "project" slots - the 3 "normal" projects (for Mil/Sci/Eng XP/Provisions), the 4th is the "upgrades" slot, and the 5th is the "special projects" (where the dil-heavy fancy upgrades go and/or the "large fleet" projects...
Normally, the 4th slot cannot contain anything. However, once you get the required XP to unlock a major project (in your case, the 1000 engineering XP needed to unlock industrial fabricator), said unlocked project can be activated in the 4th slot.
That slot will also contain the actual starbase upgrade upon completion, and other unlocked projects (DOff assignment giver, bartender, tailor, etc.) as they are made available.
In my case, we went Military first. Upon hitting 1000 mil XP, the 4th slot accepted/allowed the activation of the shipyard construction project. When that was done (and the starbase/fleet XP awarded for that project), the starbase and the tactical DOff mission giver were unlocked. I (somewhat obviously) activated starbase I first, then the tactical DOff. If I don't get the Tac DOff done before hitting 1000 Sci XP, I won't be able to build my comm array then transwarp until I clear the DOff giver out (by filling all requirements, active missions cannot be cancelled/swapped out...)
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...
For the first tier, you need 10,000 Military/Science/Engineering XP in one category. After you get 10,000 XP in one category, an upgrade project grants you 1000 Starbase XP when completed. After you finish that upgrade project, then you can upgrade your starbase to tier 1.