Faction Spotlight: Genari United Empire

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vesuvius_SWIE, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Formerly known as the Genari Star Empire, the GUE was a conglomerate of warring factions fighting for resources in strategic regions of space. For them, war was a part of life, and a way to achieve honor through combat. When they finally encountered a race that was potentially threatening their way of life, the four strongest empires formed an uneasy truce, to fight their new, more dangerous enemy: The Sol Imperium. Power is centered on the four Matriarchs, a tetrarchy where the female Genari has absolute control over administration and decision making. Only males serve in the military however, and are subservient to the will of their female leaders. Most male Genari will never mate or ever encounter a female, as it is seen as a privilege for only the senior members of the Genari ranks. The Empire’s technology is starting to fall behind Sol; but they have greater resources and production to offset the Human advantage.

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  2. Sagefist

    Sagefist New Member

    The Genari look killer! If their tech is falling behind, what kind of resources will they have access to that will help against groups like the Humans?
  3. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    The Genari are going to be weaker in forcefield tech, lack plasma weaponry (Sol has them -- more accurate) and lack ion engines (Sol has them -- more power). However, their ships tend to offset their lower power output and weaker forcefields with greater maneuverability and increased armor (increases hull points).
    Also most Genari ships have marine pods -- which the Sol don't use except on their marine ships. They attach to the target, cut through the hull, and the marines board and fight the ship's crew. It can cause a tremendous amount of casualties if successful, reducing an enemy ships' operating efficiency. If the crew is completely eliminated, the ship can be captured as well, for 2x XP.
    Also the Genari are more resilient, tend to have less crew casualties.
    And some would say, the Genari ships look cooler haha
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  4. darklord48

    darklord48 Member

    Trust in Rust.
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  5. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    A lot of detail is being put to the planets as well, this is the Genari Homeworld map. The continents also have importance to the lore (novel).
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  6. Kahless

    Kahless Member

    Can you show a picture or sketch what a Genari Captain looks like?
  7. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Sure, here is are several Genari captain's headshots in the game (you can customize your own when you start a captain).

  8. Pendragon

    Pendragon Member

    Reminds me of the Last Starfighter movie character.
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  9. J.Sousa

    J.Sousa New Member

  10. Jmp2x

    Jmp2x Member

    Would like to see more of what you have with Genari posted here.
  11. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Here's another headshot with various mods :)
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  12. Hexxx

    Hexxx Member

    Interesting looking. But I'll be trying out both races one way or another and see what fits my playstyle best.
  13. 0b1000010

    0b1000010 Member

    I think I'll start with Genari, since they seem to be more of a challenge in the beginning but probably more rewarding in the long run.
  14. JansenC

    JansenC Member

    Yup, same here.
  15. NightWolf

    NightWolf Member

    Will there be female genari characters & captains?
  16. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    No, based on game lore, Genari females do not participate in combat, but basically have a role behind the scenes. Its a matriarchal society.
  17. The Calamity

    The Calamity Member

    What exactly happens when you capture a ship in combat??
  18. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    For the beta, the ship goes into automatic -- moving towards the jump point and leaving the area -- giving you double XP than what you'd get if you had destroyed the ship.
    For the final game, the ship would be under your control, though only powered for movement at 10% power (unless you have the special comandeer marine skill)
  19. Kahless

    Kahless Member

    So you could make major XP in slaughter, then get more XP by capturing, sounds like it will be easier to make XP as Genari, which I'm fine with!
  20. Potkeny

    Potkeny Member

    "Easier" if you discard the difficulty of getting Marines alive on the enemy ship :D I don't think it's as easy as shooting a big plasma beam from far away at a target :)

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