Ascension 2 allows advanced players to reboot their character in a standalone mission. While in the mission they aren’t able to use some of the social features of the game, so it’s much more of a “hell mode” than the normal game. Once completed though, all the experience and loot make their way back to the main character.
Speaking of loot, Ascension 2 introduces Neural Interfaces. NIs (as Free Captains quickly called them), are a new type of item, with their own slot. Named after constellations they can only be found in Ascension 2.
As long-time players of Star Pirates will attest, Ascension mission combine the best of traditions of book-based “select a path” missions with SP game play. The Expansion is demanding, but players love it for that:
“Ascension 2 is a rather neat experience with a great story that expands the lore of SP.” – Zayden
“IT IS AWESOME” – Kalel
“I had a blast” – PappaDrakon (20th Pirate to Complete A2