||Spacecraft Berth||Your berth is your primary spawn
location. You spawn tie to a
spacecraft by joining the roster, either as a crew member or a
passenger. You will not spawn
aboard a ship if the empire that
the ship is no longer friendly or neutral
toward your empire, or if the ship is destroyed, or if the ship's life
support system is not functioning. Your character spawns in a
bunk, unless the ship has no
bunks at all, in which case your character spawns at a randomly
selected location inside the ship.
Your character spawns lying in the bunk. Mouse movement rotates your body between four facing positions while lying in the bunk. The bunk provides life support and enables access to your personal sea chest. Items inside your sea chest may be needed to survive the environment outside your bunk. Press E to exit your bunk when you are ready.
||Home City||Your home city is
secondary spawn location. You
declare a city to be your home by standing in the city and pressing the
Declare Home City button
on the primary
button bar, or by pressing Alt-Shift-~
(that's a tilde, the little squiggly character).
Your first city is automatically set to be
your home city, either by spawning there for the first time or by
creating your first town square. You can only spawn at a city if it
is controlled by an empire that is
friendly toward your empire. Your character spawns in the
development in which it was standing when you spawn tied to the city.
If that development no longer exists, your character spawns in one of
homes of the city, selected at random each time, or the town square if
there are no homes.
||The capital city of your empire is the next spawn location, when a berth and a home city are not available. Your emperor selects the capital city of your empire. You can only spawn in your capital city if it is controlled by your empire. Your character spawns in one of the homes of the city, selected at random each time, or the town square if there are no homes.|
||When no berth, home city, or
capital city are available, a city of your empire is chosen at random
in which to spawn.
||When just starting as a new
emperor, or when your empire is being crushed out of existence, or
simply decaying away, your empire may have no cities at which to spawn.
The last fallback spawn
location is an empty habitable world somewhere in the galaxy. If
you are already on an empty habitable world, you will respawn where you