Imperium Empires Launches New Gear System
The Gear system includes 4 different gears, and spaceships will have a fixed number of Gear slots.
Weapon and Shield Gears
Imperium Empires has introduced Gear System, a feature that will allow spaceships to be upgraded and customizable. Gears are assets that strengthen a spaceship's capacity, and players will retain them even after the season. Spaceships will have a Gear slot with varying sizes and types. However, each ship's type, size and number of Gear slots are fixed. The Gears are only available in Apollo but will support Alpha PvP in the coming days.
There are four Gear types currently. Weapon gears boost a ship's firepower and are for attacking enemies and include missiles, lasers and bullets when the future PvP is available. Now, they determine players' success rate in lurking from pirate events. Shield gears also prevent holders from getting lurked by other players in Apollo. In the future PvP, they will serve as energy barriers to reduce the damage to a ship. When the ship is damaged, the time it takes to recover depends on the shield type.
Support and Mining Gears
Support gears include Speed boosters and Pelicontainer. Speed Booster in Apollo is responsible for the movement speed, while PvP determines both movement speed and turning rate. Pelicontainer increases cargo capacity in Apollo and does not affect PvP. Mining is only effective in Apollo, and it increases ore rewards. There are three types of mining gears: Iron, Imperium and Xeto.
Each gear type can only fit into the corresponding slot. However, there is an 'Any' slot that can accept any gear. There are three Gear sizes. Size 1 is used in ships with sizes 1-2, size 2 works for ships with size 3, while Gear size 3 works for ships with size 4. Players can acquire Gears via Imperium Chest. Each chest has a randomly placed gear and is sold in L-IMC only.