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Ships are the basis of the game. They are used for everything in the game, from transportation and mining to combat and base sieges. They are divided into classes based on their statistics and purpose. The majority of the ships are equipped with a Warp Drive, which allows the ship to travel extremely fast. See Galaxy Slang for unofficial classification based off of roles that ships play.

All Fighter Class ships have no Warp Drive.

When Weaponry is mentioned, the terms light, medium, and heavy have nothing to do with the types of Turrets. They are used to describe the power of the Turrets. (I.E. A Medium Laser does more damage than a Light Laser). Ships may also be equipped with Spinal weaponry, which is controlled manually. Spinals vary in size from tiny to huge and can appear as three different types.

As of .61h, Loyalty determines the types of ships you can spawn. Keep in mind that these ships also require a certain level of Starbase for them to be spawned.

Miner Class Ships

Miner Class ships are solely used for mining Ores. These ships do not have any form of weaponry and tend to be slow. All Miner Class ships have a Warp Drive, as of update .61h.

Miner Class ships are used to collect and sell ore for credits. They are the only ships with an ore hold, which contains all mined Ores. Which then can be transferred to your Warehouse to make more powerful ships

One of the two ships that a player receives when they first join the game is a Miner Class ship called the Wasp.

A Comprehensive List can also be found under the Ships section of the page, Mining.