The interface has five primary modes, which can be toggled in the lower right of the screen.
The planet interface
The research center is where research is managed. It can be accessed by clicking the Research Center icon in the lower right corner of the interface. The icon is identified by an image of a test tube and flask.
The science levels are presented at the top of the screen in a colorful arc of numbers. At the end of the arc is a special icon representing the special Technologies of the Ancients science level. All science levels that have been unlocked through research will be lighted. Clicking on any lighted science level will reveal the technologies available on that level. The next two locked science levels are also lit, allowing the user to preview the technologies at those levels.
At the bottom of the screen is the research queue. The user may add up to five un-researched technologies from unlocked science levels to the queue. The leftmost technology will always be researched first. Upon completion, that technology will be dequeued and the remaining (up to four) queued technologies will shift left. This happens whether or not the user is logged on, so it is best to keep the queue full, especially when leaving the game for an extended period of time.
It is not possible to queue technologies until the corresponding level has been unlocked. For example, even if Transition to level 3 is currently being researched, Colonial Spaceship cannot be queued until Transition to level 3 is complete.
Technologies can be removed from the queue, without penalty, by clicking the small X above the queue item. A technology that is removed from the queue retains its progress. If it is re-queued later it will resume where it left off.
The assistant can only be accessed in Planet or Star Map mode.
Notification / MailEdit
The game tray is available in every mode. It can be found at the very bottom left of the screen.
- Server time
- Alliance chat
- Invite more friends
- Select another server