Galactic Hub Star League
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Summary[edit | edit source]
The Galactic Hub Star League is the competitive simulation sports organization sponsored by the Galactic Hub.
"Simulation Sports" is the umbrella category for any form of live-multiplayer or time-trial-based competitive event in No Man's Sky, such as mutually-agreed-upon player-versus-player (PVP) battles, exocraft racing, on-foot racing, starship battles, and many other possible events. Star League events are hosted in Normal mode on all platforms.
Roster & Scoreboard[edit | edit source]
Any player may register for the Star League on the Star League Roster. Players may compete without being registered on the roster, but will not be directly notified when events are announced.
The Star League Athlete Scoreboard tracks the progress of all players who have participated in official Star League events. All United Federation of Travelers-allied or Hubble-based civilizations may reserve their own section (team) for athletes.
The Star League is separated into multiple divisions, each with a focus on a specific sport or category of sports (see sections below for more details).
Rules[edit | edit source]
Rules depend primarily on the game mode in question. For example, in the Cadmium Division's multitool PVP battles, there are a variety of rule sets to choose from. There are only two related rules which apply to all game modes:
- To discourage cheating and prevent the need for a live referee player in the lobby, players are required to record or stream all gameplay. Recording is recommended if possible, as some players have experienced technical difficulties while streaming.
- If there are any restrictions on technology (ie, both players agree to uninstall all shield upgrades or only use base Photon Cannon), this must also be demonstrated at the beginning of the video.
Inability to follow these rules can lead to disqualification, judged on a case-by-case basis. These video replays are also used to promote the Star League, and (as each lobby is limited to 4 players) are the only way for spectators to view the events.
Replays & Other Media[edit | edit source]
- 2019/01/04: Galactic Hub Anniversary Tournament Round 1
Multitools: Cadmium Division[edit | edit source]
The Cadmium Division focuses solely on Multitool Battles (on-foot PVP).
Multitool Battles are hosted at arena bases designed for PVP. These arenas may be found in Galactic Hub space or in the space of other Federation civilizations. The primary objective of a Multitool Battle is to kill your opponent without dying. Before participating in a multitool battle, you should always create a Manual Save so you can avoid dropping any items or otherwise receiving permanent damage.
Any rules may be overruled by battle modifiers (see list below).
- On-foot icon visibility must be enabled.
- With the exemption of any battle modifiers or other agreements between fighters, all exosuit/multitool modules and technology upgrades are allowed.
- Plasma Launcher and Geology Cannon are not recommended for use - testing determined they are deadly to the user, but almost useless against other players.
- Deathmatch is a 1v1 competition. Last interloper standing is the winner.
- Team Deathmatch is a 2v2 competition. Last interloper standing secures a victory for both players on their team.
- Free-for-All is a 4-player competition. Last interloper standing is the winner.
- Juggernaut is a 1v2 or 1v3 competition. The solo player is allowed to use their multitool's attachments, but the team of players must only use melee and Personal Shields. Last interloper standing secures a victory for all players on their team.
Battle modifiers allow for further variety in competitions. Any of the modifiers below may be applied to any of the battle formats above.
- Bare Bones - Competitors uninstall all exosuit technology and all multitool technology except the basic weapon tech (or similar agreed-upon limitations).
- High Damage - Competitors uninstall all exosuit shield technology (hazard protection may be left installed unless otherwise specified).
- Off Radar - Competitors disable their on-foot icon visibility.
- Hardcore - Competitors disable their on-foot icon visibility and have only a single life.
- Extreme Hardcore - Competitors disable their on-foot icon visibility and lose upon taking any damage.
- Sentinel (Drone/Quad/Walker) - A Sentinel of the corresponding type is lured into the arena before the match begins. Recommended mostly for aggressive Sentinel planets.
Arenas[edit | edit source]
The following player bases have been specifically designed for player-versus-player combat, and approved for use in the Star League by their architects. All bases are in Normal Mode unless otherwise stated.
Starships: Indium Division - COMING SOON[edit | edit source]
The Emeril Division encompasses all sports focused on exocraft. This includes exocraft races, exocraft combat, exocraft death races, and others.
Races[edit | edit source]
Starship racetracks are simple checkpoint races. Checkpoints are created by players using beacons. Starships must fly reasonably close to a beacon or, if placed on a structure like a megalith ring, through the structure. Pilots are recommended to do test runs of each track before the real event to become familiar with their course.
Death Races[edit | edit source]
Racetracks are used for both races and death races. For a death race, weapons won't be allowed until after your ship passes through a specific checkpoint, detailed under each racetrack below. Use of weapons before that checkpoint will disqualify the attacking pilot.
Dogfights[edit | edit source]
Dogfights are combat between ships with no focus on races. While this may take place in a designated area (for example, "stay within the atmosphere, stay within these caves, stay within this fleet of freighters & frigates"), combatants will only be disqualified after significantly straying from these guidelines.
Exocraft: Emeril Division - COMING SOON[edit | edit source]
The Indium Division encompasses all sports focused on starships. This includes starship races, starship combat (dogfights), and starship death races.
Races[edit | edit source]
Exocraft races are the sole sport falling under the Emeril Division. Races are judged by their length - short (2 minutes or less), medium (2-5 minutes), long (5-30 minutes), and extreme (30+ minutes).
Other: Tritium Division - PENDING[edit | edit source]
The Tritium Division encompasses sports which don't fit into the other divisions, such as on-foot triathlons and pachinko competitions.