Vast Horizon Help Files

Ship Info: Security Ratings

Ship Info: Security Ratings

We have set up a security rating system that we hope will be easy to follow.


This will go around Sector 1 for the distance of five light-years. This area will be heavily monitored by the Farold race.


This security block will extend from five light-years around sector 1 to ten. While not as fast, help may still be able to reach you in a timely manner. This is not to say that this area is totally safe.


This block of security is in the below average range. It ranges from ten out to thirty light-years around sector 1. The main reason is that space is rather large and the Farolds cannot be everywhere. Even if they think they can.


Lucky for you that your phone may be able to get you some help out here. This not so good security rating goes from 30 to 99.998 light-years.


This is a hundred light-years and beyond. Unless you come across the occasional sector that has been claimed and is defended, you're on your own. Of course, if things get too bad, you might draw that luck card and find a way out of it. This also marks being out of communication range.

Keep in mind, just because Farolds may be in the area patrolling, doesn't mean all the space a hundred light-years around sector one is theirs. In fact, sectors need to be claimed to belong to someone. Upon claiming a sector, it can still be lower security, but likely will be higher than it's surrounding sectors if the station, moon, or planet is greater than the distance of our higher rated sectors. For example, a station 200 light-years out may have a security rating of III.

This game uses 9000000 sectors per light-year. This means that each sector is rather large but we have opted to use the 25, 25, 25 coords.

We can all thank German astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, who used light time as a distance unit of measurement in the late 1800's when he calculated the distance between the earth and a star other than the sun. By some accounts, he was the first to use the term light-year as a unit of measurement in astronomy. Little did this astronomer know, we would be able to bring fun games with this distance measurement.

This help file was last modified: 04/21/23 at 9:16 p.m.

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