With Alpha 9 we changed the game start mission slightly back to a more tutorial-like approach again, but without the "holding hands" appeal of previous tutorials. The tasks you are asked to do shall help a new player to get the very basics of the game without being forced to exercise tasks over and over again. Feedback: HOW does this new approach work for you? (Imagine you were a NEW player that never has played Empyrion before) Note: Where is the Robinson Protocol and other Story missions (Totally Overpowered & Ancient Revelations)? With the addition of NPC-Factions and Territories, we aim to add and redesign the available missions and fit them to that new game aspect. This not only includes the three "big" story missions, but also all the other missions that were available in the PDA already. The Alpha 8 story missions are still available from the SOLO MISSIONS tab, but will see a revision (and integration in the factions gameplay) anytime soon.