Metal, Crystal and Gas form the foundation to the entire game and are necessary for progression in the game.
Gas is also required for travel and for operating The EU-X radar array.
Resources can be obtained in a number of ways:
- Building resource producing units (Metal Mine, Crystal Mine, Gas Mine)
- Sending Cargo Ships to the Mysterious Nebula
- Attacking other players
- Attacking NPC Planets
- Buying resource containers with Dark Matter
- Completing particular Introductory Missions
- Persuading an alliance member to send you some
- Collecting battlefield debris with Recyclers