I was bored on a trip to go see some of my extended family and decided to redownload this game that I have dedicated a lot of time too but got overwhelmed by the power creep that had become rampant in the game. I had been playing ever since the best ships people could have were the vega security hulls (revelation and dread in case I got the faction wrong) and I was looking up how to farm lvl 35 vega cargo with rancors to get installed repaired time and quit shortly after the release of iron star company. Came back a little later to get the axis ships then quit again. I'm returning now because the campaigns have given me access to xeno tech and I want to feel the love I once had for Vega Conflict. The question I'm asking now is just simply. Is alien tech even good enough to be relevant, or will I have to use it to grind my way up to the latest and greatest power creep ship that comes out? Thanks for the help guys, I've always found this community to be one of the less toxic in the gaming industry.