The Ignum System is a splendid system with beautiful planets and a massive station. Yet, it is nearly abandoned, its resources being squandered, its beauty ignored. The Ignum System is surprisingly abandoned, as other than its difficult relation to the Sobrii system, it has few disadvantages over the other systems in economic potential. The Ignum System has rich mines with good ores, is by far the best source of glowstone in Andromeda Sector 7b, is a rich source of Gold, and in general contains numerous “warm and firey” (such as coal and obsidian) ores beneath its hot sun. Yet, Ignum is desolate. Cerus Alpha, with 24 territory spaces, has only 5 claims on it. Harenum, with exactly 50, has only 10. Porrus, with 38, has but 7 claims. Terram, more than half populated by a single nation, has 23 territories and 12 claimed. This is an average land use rate in the Ignum system of only ~25.18%.
Ignum needs revitalization. Some of you may have seen my report on the fate of Ignum station (you can find it at https://gitlab.com/MicleBrick/StarLegacy.Plugins/issues/117), and this is indicative of the state of the rest of Ignum. It is a wreck of a system, a little used, little-cared system, forgotten. This is nonsensical. The Ignum System has the resources to be economically viable, the variation to suit multiple purposes, and there’s a ton of it that has never been touched! I would like to ask people to invest in Ignum. The Ignum System is, with the right tools (most of its planets are a tad hot for survival), an amazing potential home for many settlements and players.
On the surface, Ignum may not appear to have much about it that makes it worth public re-colonization of the system. It’s far removed from the spawn system, you need a hyperdrive to get there in a reasonable amount of time, and most of its planets have debuffs when you’re outdoors. However, Ignum is certainly worth such an effort: Being far removed from the spawn system is not an issue, frankly, for anyone but beginners. Chetherite, while rare, can be obtained in large amounts from asteroids. I know that many, many players come and go from the Ignum system for resources or trade, so I know that many, many players can get there with little effort. Now, I’m asking you, instead of coming and going, to stay. Ignum’s heat-related debuffs are annoying, but not career-ending. Ignum is a gorgeous system, with amazing resources, and the fact that it is being overlooked is upsetting.
Let’s all go back to Ignum together. The system needs it, and we need it. Ignum is an amazing place, let’s not ign(um)ore it any longer.