Prelude will give you a taste of what's to come: Territorial expansion, political intrigue, and a conflict between the safety of faction-space and the promise of hidden treasures among the stars. The ones fleeing political rule for a better life today may become the despots of tomorrow.

Scroll down for an overview on the changes the Prelude update brings about. Happy trading!

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Production Fees

For a long time, the Factions sat back and watched their territories being settled. Now the laws are changing: Producing wares on faction-controlled planets will cost you a fee based on the order size. Outside of faction space however, there's nobody to charge you...

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Building degradation and depreciation

Once shiny and efficient, your older Production Lines are starting to look somewhat run-down and outdated now. As older buildings deteriorate down to a third of their original efficiency, new companies are given an edge on the markets.

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Planetary Project: Administration Center

This new building can now be constructed, but will remain vacant until the next APEX update. It will allow you to hold elections for a planetary governor, who can set taxes and fees. In order to vote, you have to be a planetary resident – but doing the Exodus Council some favors won't hurt either.

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