In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'. Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...
The Starians are decimating the Human Colonies. The last Colony is
traveling through the galaxy to find a peaceful place to live. To
protect them they rely on 4 ships, 2 builders and 2 fighters, they can
create shields and turrets and shoot missiles, but they have to gather
blue matter to be able to jump to the next sector.