During the game, there come's a point where players feel the need to look up guides and tips that way the game will go faster for them. This section will link you to the area's of the wiki, as well as posts from the official forum to offer you players an assistance.
Frequently Asked QuestionsEdit
Below is a short list of frequently asked questions throughout the adventure of the game, or for the new player in a time of confusion.
What are the houses and resource mines for? The houses are where your Starling minions live and you can obtain Coins from them in the form of taxes. Resource mines extract Minerals from your planet. Clicking at any time on a houses or resource mine will collect the Coins or Minerals that have been accumulated so far.
What are the different resources and currencies in the game?
- Coins are required for building structures and preparing army units.
- Coins can also be used to speed up the progress for jobs that have a short time remaining until completion.
- Minerals are required to upgrade buildings and unlock new army units.
- Galaxy Chips can be used to purchase elusive items or to speed up jobs that have a long time remaining until completion.
How do I get more Coins or Minerals? Building more houses and resource mines will increase the rate at which you can collect Coins and Minerals respectively. Upgrading a house or resource mine will increase its production rate and capacity. Alternatively, attacking and looting from other colonies can be the quickest way to accumulate Coins and Minerals in a hurry!
How do I build buildings? The shop lists the buildings that can be built in the Resources, Army, Turrets, Defenses and Decorations tabs. Selecting a building and placing it in an empty section of your colony will set a worker to begin construction. Note that some buildings require you to upgrade your Star Base to a certain level before you can build them.
How do the workers affect my progress in the game? How can more workers be obtained? Buildings require a worker when they are being constructed or upgraded. If all workers are busy, you will have to wait until one is free or obtain another one. Certain items such as a worker’s helmet, toolbox and mallet are required before you can add another worker to your colony.
How can I finish the building of a structure now? Clicking on a building that is under construction, or being upgraded, offers the option to Instant Build. It will cost Coins or Galaxy Chips to complete the action depending on the time remaining.
What are building Levels? Each building has a Level that describes its strength and can be improved over time by upgrading. The Levels of some buildings, such as the Star Base, are particularly important, as upgrading it to new Levels unlocks other buildings.
- Notes: See also Buildings - through the provided link you can find the charts for upgrades for various buildings.
I ran out of space, how can I expand the colony? Space is limited on each planet, but once you run out of room you can expand your empireby establishing a new colony on another planet. You will need to unlock the observatory building to allow this. Managing multiple colonies presents a greater challenge but offers better rewards!
How do I gain victory over a rival colony? Victory is earned if you manage to “destroy” the rival colony’s Star Base. The booty from looting a rival colony can be substantial even if you do not manage to raze their Star Base to the ground though!
Is my game over if my colony gets “destroyed”? No, your Starling minions are fully capable of rebuilding the colony. You simply need to command them to perform this when you enter the game and they will get to work. The time required to fully repair your colony will depend on the damage that was inflicted.
How can I assist my friend? Visiting a friend’s colony allows you to help them in many ways such as improving the production of their resources, reducing the time required to repair buildings or donating troops for their defense. If a friend requires special items, you can see their wishlist in the Friends Bar and donate items that you may have. It is also possible to send free gifts daily to help out your friends. When you receive gifts from friends it is considered good protocol to send them a gift back.Synchronizing your attacks with a friend may prove to be effective against some enemies and can be coordinated using chat.
How can I construct an army? The Training Camp, Factory and Starport buildings are used to construct your army. Constructing these buildings and clicking on them will allow you to add units to the preparation queue. If you are impatient you can speed up the queue with Coins or Galaxy Chips so that the units will be ready to use instantly!
How do I attack others? You can find players to launch an attack on in your Friends Bar or in the Map view. You will always be able to reach your friends from the Friends Bar, either to visit or to attack, but if you are looking to reach other players from the Map you will need to have one of your colonies within range.
Can I control the units in battle? No, this currently isn’t available, however you can decide where your troops are deployed!
Why is it that when I send some units to attack they don’t go to the buildings I would like destroyed? Many units have specialized skills, meaning that they will target certain buildings first. Make sure that the units you send are the right ones for the mission you have in mind!
How do I activate new units for my army? Clicking on a Training Camp, Factory or Starport will show the units that you have available as well as the ones that you still need to activate. Selecting “Activate” will start the research required to unlock the new unit.
- Note: The Troops area will provide you with the different units.
How can I improve my army? The Laboratory is used to “upgrade” your army units. Time spent researching a unit will improve its speed, resistance or strength in attack and defense.
Are the units I send into battle able to return to my colony? No, unfortunately the Warp Gate used to send units into battle is not powerful enough to bring them back. It is only barely able to return the booty that you manage to loot. You will need to judge the right amount of units to send to avoid wasting units unnecessarily.
What does Experience (XP) mean? Experience (XP) is given for performing actions such as building, upgrading, destroying buildings, and defending. The level of your XP increases over time according to these actions and serves as a warning to other players of your power.
What can I do with the collectibles or items? As you perform actions in yourcolony, or a friend’s,you will discover unusual and interesting items. Some of these items make up a set of collectibles that can be traded in for prizes when completed. Other items can be combinedto craft special attacks for when you want to wreak havoc on a rival. Remaining items are used for upgrading, adding more workers orcan be directly applied in the game.
How do I join an alliance? To join an alliance you need to click on the Alliance Shield on the right of the screen. You will be presented with all the Alliances in the Galaxy; from there you should decide if you want to create your own Alliance or to apply for one currently active!
About Game ToolsEdit
Galaxy Life has updating many times, such as the Freeze Turret Update. Common updates usually add systems, change level protection, and fix bugs. Check the section Official Game Updates for more info.
The Battle LogEdit
The Battle Log is accessible by the blue bar at the top of the screen. It is Major Wor's database. It keeps track of all the attacks involving your planet. When you are attacked the box will be red. When you attack somebody the box will be green. The most recent attack can be replayed.
There are many things shown for each attack.