One thing that has been really helpful is the sticky with the list of all mods. However it is pretty outdated and I have had a difficult time finding all the good, functional mods to play with.
For one thing, several of them flat out don’t work and cause a crash after playing a battle with them, due to something not being mapped right. For example, the egyptian race Aesomething dies with their Red Matter 4 missile turret.
A ton of them are WIP and not really in a usable state yet.
Some of them looove using the Honor System and requiring hundreds of thousands of honor points just to unlock their stuff so I can try them out. I can see the theory but it can be super annoying…esp for beta content. (any way to just hax0rz your honor total to deal with this?)
Maybe some of the people here could just list the mods that they have and enjoy playing with. That would be helpful.
Unity - viral and prime: Tons of great options and lots of fun.
Union - same author as Unity. Excellent mod.
Star Blazers - Interesting use of extreme range weapons with nice custom modules.
Legios, Scavenger,Pirates - all 3 are similar. Kind of oddball but fun. NOTE: Legios used to crash, but the Eich’s Compendum pack fixed it so they work.
Stargate Tauri - uninstalled. Their modules are UNIVERSAL (whoops) so everyone can use them. So you uninstall and trash your install of the game cuz you accidently used one of their modules in another race’s creations.
Ancient plants- 123’s creation. Some really neat design decisions. Havent used a lot yet, but is promising. Not much custom modules though and nothing very powerful. i.e. expect to use vanilla weaponry.
Galactic Concordium - Had fun with this one after modifying several of the stats of modules. Watch out for the cruiser 3.7 tracking sniper turret which crashes the game.
Xedilco - requires tons of honor unlocking which was not cool. Relies heavily on speed…too heavily actually. Crashed my game in the middle of battle which I’ve never seen before.
Star Trek & other random races - requires crazy amounts of honor unlock.
Gundam - Extreeeeemely expensive hulls…like 8000 credits for ONE SHIP before modules. Woah! Some interesting ideas though like a copilot needed for a fighter for certain weapons, etc.