From: Vermont, USA
Hi Das, will probably be tomorrow, as we're working on it a bit more this evening. Sorry for the false alarm
Just watched the new video, great to see you enjoying the game. Taking out that enemy resupply ship was a good move, but it definitely cost you as well. I'd be looking for a few ships to capture now.
There are quite a few independent freighters around Braugele. If you can capture a few of those, you should be able to expand your smuggling operation nicely.
Assault pods and raiders, similar to fighters, do regenerate over time. The pirates that conduct the raid return to their ships pretty quickly actually, it just takes time to get them ready to go out on another raid again. The raiders are not large troop units, they are intended to be smaller groups and the pirates are very good at this type of activity.
Getting that first pirate base built will definitely help you, but you do need to still protect it as other pirates may conduct raids to try to destroy it if they can get to the planet. Looks like your closest rivala are pretty weak at the moment though. I saw that you turned down the pirates from "Many" (the Age of Shadows default) to "Normal" so you may not see quite as many as in the default Shadows game.
Keep in mind that you have an intelligence agent too. Use can use that character to good effect against other pirates - try to steal their galaxy map to find more indepentend worlds, blow up their bases, assassinate their leaders, etc.
< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 5/10/2013 9:51:49 PM >