In this series I'll be playing through Starsector and updating with how things are going. In the beginning, I'll start out with some more detail on how things work.
If you want to skip straight to the first combat, click here.
If you are looking for part 2, here is a link.
Starsector is a sandboxed space game where you fly around a sector of the galaxy between systems trading, hunting bounties, helping factions, exploring, and maybe even a little pirating. You start with a couple of ships and eventually work your way up to having a massive fleet and eventually starting your own faction and governing a colony.
There are two primary modes when you play, campaign mode, and combat mode. When in campaign mode you fly around the galaxy and handle high level things like customizing your ships, going on missions, and interacting with various ports and factions. When you encounter pirates or some other nefarious fleet captain things can get heated and you end up in combat mode. In combat mode you run a tactical battle map and can either turn all your ships to autopilot, or captain a single ship by yourself. You can also give commands to your fleet if you want them to do something specific, but we'll get more into that later.
Anyways, we'll discuss some of this as we go along, but for now, let's get started by setting up our character.