There are several types of Galaxy gates that can be built; Normal gates require them to be built before you can enter them, while special gates are already completed. If your ship is destroyed in a normal gate, you have a number of lives to retry the gate on the same wave, but if all lives get depleted, you must rebuild that Galaxy gate again, while special gates do not contain lives and you can retry as many times as you want.
Gate Completion Rings
Upon completing a normal gate for the first time, you receive a golden ring to the left of your name in-game above your rank symbol, while the max rings you can attain are 6. The rings are shown below collected in gate order.
The Kronos Gate awards you with a crown symbol instead of a ring.
|No Rings||Alpha Gate Ring||Beta Gate Ring||Gamma Gate Ring||Delta Gate Ring||Epsilon Gate Ring||Zeta Gate Ring||Kronos Gate Symbol|
|Alpha Gate Ring (Old Version)||Beta Gate Ring (Old Version)||Gamma Gate Ring (Old Version)||Delta Gate Ring (Old Version)|
Building Galaxy Gates
Galaxy Gates are built from multiple gate parts. Parts can only be obtained from the Galaxy Gate Generator. When you receive a part of a Galaxy gate, it is added to the Galaxy gate shown to the left of the generator.
The normal types of Galaxy gates require different numbers of parts:
- Alpha Gate: 34 parts
- Beta Gate: 48 parts
- Gamma Gate: 82 parts
- Delta Gate: 128 parts
- Epsilon Gate: 99 parts
- Zeta Gate: 111 parts
- Kappa Gate: 120 parts
- Lambda Gate: 45 parts
- Kronos Gate: Visit the Kronos Gate page for build information
- Hades Gate: 45 parts
Once you have completed a Galaxy gate, it is destroyed and must be rebuilt in order to use it again.
Preparing For A Jump
Once you have collected all of a normal gate's parts, you can click the 'Prepare Jump' button and the portal appears on your X-1 map near your company's base. But it's recommended to prepare your ship before you jump.
You start with only three tries to complete the Galaxy gate. A try is lost if you die although extra lives may be purchased with Uridium on the Galaxy Gates page. Between each wave, you have a chance to exit the Galaxy gate and return to your progress later.
Extra lives may only be purchased if you still have at least one life left.
List of Galaxy Gates
Below is a list of normal gates which can be assembled:
- Alpha Gate
- Beta Gate
- Gamma Gate
- Delta Gate
- Epsilon Gate
- Zeta Gate
- Kappa Gate
- Lambda Gate
- Kronos Gate
- Hades Gate
Below is a list of special gates that appear only on certain days or special events:
- 999 day gate
- Birthday Gates (Currently GG-Y6 Map)
- Level Invasion Gate
- LoW (Group Gate)
- High Score Gate
- Galaxy Gate FAQ - http://en.board.bigpoint.com/darkorbit/showthread.php?t=366529