- The last tier of weapons on the tech tree before Ultimate weapons take much longer to research.
- This makes it worthwhile pursuing weapons research that takes less time.
- Ultimate weapons research takes significantly longer than before.
- The Nano Ripper (new name: Singularity Ripper) has been scaled up so that it is more of a capital ship weapon.
- A number of starbase modules have been stripped along with their pre-requisite techs.
- There are still defensive and ship assist modules available, but not as many.
- Some production assist and culture modules have been removed.
- All but one of the sensor modules have been removed.
- Mining modules are basically untouched.
- The reason for this is because as has been mentioned, the AI cannot read past a certain arbitrary limit. Accordingly, the module list below has been shortened.
Module Properties Requires Tech Requires Module Cost (bc) Laser Cannon +2 Beam Attack (Starbase) Laser V Battlestations 50 Kinectic Diffuser +2 Beam Attack (Starbase) Kinetic Streams III (Yor) BattleStations 50 Railgun Battery +2 MD Attack (Starbase) Mass Drivers III BattleStations 50 Pulveriser Cannon +2 MD Attack (Starbase) Scatter Blaster III (Yor) BattleStations 50 Stinger Missiles +2 Missile Attack (Starbase) Stinger IV BattleStations 50 Seeker Missiles +2 Missile Attack (Starbase) Seeker III (Yor) BattleStations 50 Nordstrom Shields +6 Beam Defence (Starbase) Shields Battlestations 200 Duranthium Plating +6 MD Defence (Starbase) Duranthium Battlestations 200 PD Batteries +6 Missile Defence (Starbase) Point Defence Battlestations 200 Plasma Diffuser +7 Beam Attack (Starbase) Plasma Weapons Battlestations 200 Graviton Mauler +7 MD Attack (Starbase) Graviton Driver Battlestations 200 Photonic Charges +7 Missile Attack (Starbase) Photonic Torpedo Battlestations 200 Nordstrom Force Fields +12 Beam Defence (Starbase) Force Fields Battlestations 400 Kanvium Plating +12 MD Defence (Starbase) Kanvium Battlestations 400 Drone Sentries +12 Missile Defence (Starbase) Droid Sentries Battlestations 400