On the universal map, the solar systems have different colours. When i first began, it appeared that i couldn't get to a green or blue system without a sigma or tau hyperdrive booster. Now that i have the different booster, I moved to a green system, but I don't notice any difference. Has anybody noticed a difference between colours of solar systems or is it purely a light-year distance restriction?

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I have seen a topic about this on the Steam forum and apparently the color coding works as follows:

  • Yellow systems = basic difficulty with normal items
  • Red systems (sigma upgrade needed) = medium difficulty with rare items
  • Green systems (tau upgrade needed) = hard difficulty with higher chance or rare items
  • Blue systems (theta upgrade needed) = extreme difficulty with highest chance of rare items

The difficulty has to do with the environments on the planets and space I assume. Never been to another color system myself though...

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    Do you have a link to the steam thread? Aug 18, 2016 at 14:16
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    Will have to search for it again because I can't access steam from work. Aug 18, 2016 at 15:13

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