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10 best tips for playing Endless Space 2

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Endless Space 2 - 10 advanced tips for new players

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Cupid's Revenge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Endless Space 2 - 15 tips for new players

All tips still apply, even if this was made before release. One thing changed: you can now drag&drop technologies in the queue :)

Intro song:
Cupid's Revenge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Endless Space 2 New Player's Guide - Part 1

Part 1 of a new players guide intended to teach the basic game mechanics in a fun and enjoyable way. Note: Some technical issues result in the last 1 minute of the video to be cut off. More episodes to follow after this!

United Empire Expert Guide - Endless Space 2 - Turns 1-30

First 30 turns of 4XAlchemist playing United Empire from Endless Space 2 on Endless Difficulty with Hard Pirates. Extensive commentary on multiple UE-specific and general strategies.

Highlights:
+ Turn 10 - 100 Industry on home system
+ Turn 13 - 2 Heroes and 140 science
+ Turn 15 - Level 2 Systems upgrade unlocked
+ Turn 28 - 3 Minor Civilizations Assimilated

Google drive link to save file for anyone wanting to pick up the game from this point:

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Thanks!
4XAlchemist
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ENDLESS SPACE 2 a beginners guide

A beginners guide to dealing with the early stages of Endless Space 2. This video contains many generalised tips and explanations that can be used for most races and playstyles in-game

Vaulters Expert Guide - Endless Space 2 DLC - Turns 1-30

4XALCHEMIST IS BACK playing the first 30 turns of the new DLC faction the Vaulters from Endless Space 2 on Endless Difficulty with Endless Pirates. Extensive commentary on multiple Vaulters-specific and general strategies.

Highlights:
+ Optimization of unique colonization and golden age mechanics of the vaulters
+ Discussion of ship optimization for the Vaulter scout ships
+ Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the Vaulter faction - spoiler alert: they're a little OP

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4XAlchemist

This video was recorded on v1.2.8 S5 GOLD-Public.

NOTE: If any wonderful viewer would like to make some timestamps for an outline of key moments we'd happily throw it in the description here with attribution!
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Sophons Expert Guide - Endless Space 2 - Turns 1-30

First 30 turns of 4XAlchemist playing Sophons from Endless Space 2 on Endless Difficulty with Hard Pirates. Extensive commentary on multiple Sophon-specific and general strategies. Now with game sounds and music =)

This is the longest of our videos because the Sophons take a ton of tweaking every turn to optimize. I hope you would agree that it's worth it! (IMO it's the only way for these guys to keep up with other races)

Enjoy!

Highlights:
+ Turn 8 - fighting our neighbor for outposts
+ Turn 12 - Hero comes home at level 4 just in time
+ Turn 19 - finish win 3 battles Sophons quest
+ Turn 22 - Sophon attack ships with upgraded lasers unlocked. Discussion of optimal builds for early Sophon attack ships
+ Turn 30 - upgraded ships, upgraded systems, upgraded weapons, upgraded planet settling. Sophons off to the races.

Turn 30 Savegame file on Google Drive:

My notes on the topics covered in this video:
+ Hero can stay out since he's an awesome fighter until the turn just before you finish MIC
+ Building a second booper early is better than spending the dust because you need the dust to rush your first outpost
+ Look to upgrade the north side early and get early ships to go make the wars
+ Scout ships suck as combatants, but at least have 2 weapon slots. Use missiles and go en masse
+ Every time your planets have something new to build and you have somewhere to expand, look to get better ship upgrade, laser, and CP techs
+ Early market is a huge benefit since you'll be dust starved and will want to do a fair amount of ship upgrading. No dust is too much
+ Do the military quests and try to fight your three battles before turn 20 so that you can get the laws quest finished in your first election. This makes things go way quicker.
+ Hero leveling: Move, Move, Science, Fleet dmg, Fleet dmg, Laser dmg
+ Soph Kilo class ships have 3 defense slots. This makes them ideal for surviving and carrying beams to wreck opposing fighters. Don't go overboard on it though.
+ /u/The176thPbPGuy on reddit did an analysis of all ES2 ships and in fact the sophons have the strongest carriers in the game: they are a late game military powerhouse -
+ Still experimenting with all lasers or a beam/laser mix. If all lasers clump in the middle flotilla. If mix spread out evenly to match your opponent

Endless Space 2 - Ship design guide

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Cupid's Revenge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Endless Space 2 - Introduction to Cravers

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Endless Space 2 - Planet Guide

I uploaded the chart I made here: , as well as in my steam guide (

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Endless Space 2 - Terraforming guide

Forgot to mention: Vodyani cannot terraform, as they are lazy bums that live on ships. Thanks Andi Antonius for mentioning it.

Terraforming picture:

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Cupid's Revenge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Endless Space 2 - Introduction to Riftborn

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The Nose Plays: Endless Space 2 - Combat Tips 01 & Vaulter Game Play (Turns 01-10)

The Nose gives some of the best info and tips he knows for engaging in space combat with Tier 1 weapons; as well as his thoughts on the first 10 turns of opening game play for the the Vaulters faction.

Combat tips begin at 13:98

Endless Space 2 Ship Design

This is a system with way, way more nuance than it seems like it would have at first glance. The way to build ships and use them is complicated and as a result past the scope of what I can cover. However, this guide covers the essential points even if I'm not really going into a super deep dive into the math or individual modules, just the general rules of thumb which you should go by.

Endless space was developed by Amplitude Studios. All commentary belongs to me.

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Or my Twitter @Yukitsutimes

See the entire guide at

Endless Space 2 - Introduction to Sophons

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Cupid's Revenge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Endless Space 2 - Introduction to Unfallen

Intro song:
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Endless Space 2 - Beginners Guide #10: Fleet Composition and Space Battles

Disclaimer: In this video there may be cursing, yelling (I try and reduce the volume on these parts), and in general I may seem unprofessional but I like to keep it chill.

These guides are intended to help people who are beginners or thinking of getting the game. I recommend you watch them in order, and suggestions and/or fact checking my info is welcomed.

The Nose Knows: Endless Space 2 - Tips for understanding the Technology Menu

The Nose goes over some of his best tips for making the Endless Space 2 Technology Wheel feel less imposing and more intuitive.

Endless Space 2 - Beginners Guide #1: Setting Up

Disclaimer: In this video there may be cursing, yelling (I try and reduce the volume on these parts), and in general I may seem unprofessional but I like to keep it chill.

These guides are intended to help people who are beginners or thinking of getting the game. I recommend you watch them in order, and suggestions and/or fact checking my info is welcomed.

Endless Space 2 - Beginner's guide #7 - Factions 1/2

Endless Space 2 - Beginner's guide #7 - Factions 1/2

About Endless Space 2:

Endless Space 2 will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space.

You will explore mysterious star systems, discover the secrets of ancient races, develop advanced technologies of unthinkable power, and, of course, encounter new life forms to understand, to court or to conquer.

Your story unfolds in a galaxy that was first colonized by a people known as the Endless, who rose and fell eons ago. All that remains of them are mystical ruins, powerful artifacts, and a mysterious, near-magical substance known as Dust.

EXPLORE the Endless universe

The new Galaxy Generator has been completely overhauled to provide unique star systems and curiosities to explore, different planet types to colonize, luxuries and strategic resources to exploit, the mysteries of the Dust and new lifeforms to master, and a host of strange cosmic anomalies to deal with.

EXPAND beyond the unknown

Claim new systems by establishing outposts, and develop your planets into feared stellar fortresses or fabulous utopias full of wonders. Train your heroes to become fleet admirals, system governors or influential senators to guide your populations and make your galactic civilization thrive.

EXPLOIT every opportunity

Collect Dust, luxuries and strategic resources that are tradable on the marketplace*, discover amazing new technologies, and keep one step ahead of the competition through trade corporations and subtle diplomacy.

EXTERMINATE all resistance

Design your ships, build your fleets and carefully choose your battle plans to overcome up to seven opponents in online confrontations*. Watch epic real-time space battles unfold, and improve your strategy for your next confrontations.
Disclaimer: multiplayer will be released during Early Access.


Discover each civilization’s story, from the Sophon’s AI gone berserk to the traditional Lumeris families facing an ambitious young upstart. Learn more about the origins of the lethal Endless creation called the Cravers. Find out more about the Heretic, a mysterious and powerful character hunted by the Vodyani… The galaxy will belong to the civilization that controls Dust and uncovers its secrets… but were the Endless alone in the galaxy? What is the true origin of Dust? Are the rumors around a mysterious organization called the Academy real?

AMPLIFIED REALITY

Press Space anytime to activate the Amplified Reality view and reveal in-depth contextual information about your systems, trade routes, diplomatic stances and even your ship stats during battle!
GAMES2GETHER

Follow the development of the game and get to know the talent behind the scene. Make your voice count by giving feedback on the Early Access, submitting ideas, and voting for Art and gameplay elements. Participate in contests and design content that will be created by the studio and added to the game!


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