Spying is a special possibility available to players in the game of Astro Lords: Oort Cloud.
This is very important for players to survive in the Cloud.
If the player wants to spy on someone's asteroid, he/she needs to:
1) Go to the Oort Cloud.
2) Find an asteroid to spy on.
3) Choose the number of spies to send out.
4) Hit "Send".
Players can accelerate the process by hitting "Teleport" and pay in deuterium.
Players can also send spies by hitting "Espionage" in "Diplomacy" window.
To get the additional one, players need to acquire the science of "Espionage".
The spies start fighting the moment they arrive to the asteroid.
Phases of Espionage
Players should select the number of spies to send out and click "Send".
Determines the player's chances to access according to comparison of the player's spies and enemy ones
(please refer to the table of Chances of getting access according to the numbers of your and enemy spies, in %).
Can be enhanced with buffs.
Determines the number of casualties on both sides.
Every spy has 1% chance to kill an anti-spy; every anti-spy, however, has 10% chance to kill a spy.
Can be modified with buffs.
Survivor spies are at the enemy base.
This shows the enemy asteroid in the Cloud allowing the player to attack it.
When the player calls them off, the spies return to the asteroid they have been sent from, or to the primary one, if the first one has been recaptured.
The asteroid the player spied on, can be found in the "Espionage" window.
Levels of Access
Information the player can get depends on level of access.
0: no information.
1: shows enemy base.
When the player hits one of the buildings, he/she can see alert message saying “insufficient access level”.
- open the enemy Hangar to see its parameters.
- see resources as well as those that can be robbed (figures under the panel).
- get information about the buildings by hitting particular one.
- see Generals.
3: shows the enemy's missions. Allows players to:
- see all the missions carried out by the enemy
- hit buttons in the upper panel excluding "Messages" and "Store"
Control buttons are disabled.
4: additional asteroids.
- Shows the list of all secondary asteroids that can be found in the "Missions" list.
- if the player's level of access is 0 or 4, the target will not learn exactly who sent spies to his/her asteroid.
- if the player's level of access is from 1 to 3, the target will not learn his/her identity.
When the player sends spies to someone else's base, their number is deducted, but when they return, it is added. Thus, they can overload the player's warehouses.
The player can always call the spies off, and when he/she does that, the enemy disappears from espionage list instantly.
At that, players can send them again if their target is in their radar's radius. The time their spies arrive to their asteroids depends on distance.
The player can send more spies by hitting "Add spies", and this is possible only once an hour. The player can add spies again only if his/her enemy is in the radius of any asteroid's reach.
Level of access is recorded until the player loses connection, all other spies the player sends can only raise his/her level of access.
If it has been increased, even if the player's enemy destroys them, it is enough to send at least one spy so the player does not lose contact. After that, the player can have that level of access.
To speed up missions, the player has to pay in deuterium. This will decrease spying time to 30 seconds, or the player can teleport them instantly.
If the player does not have any spies, he/she can not send any. If the player wishes to disable it, he/she needs to tick it. This is a 7 day service.
If the player's enemy becomes his/her ally while the player's spies are on his/her asteroid, they will be called off.