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Newbie needs Help - 6/11/2011 12:32:00 PM   
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Hey Guys!

I just started playing Distant Worlds, and as the Threadname states im having a few problems.

I played the tutorials but the sheer number of Ressources, functions and features are a bit much for me. My major problem is how to decide where to build new Colonys, and which Ressources i should get first. Or in short what are the important things to do after i start?

The second thing is automation, its a cool feature but i kinda wonder how good the Decisions are the AI makes. It would be cool if someone can tell me which actions i can leave to the AI without worrys.

Thanks in advance for all answers and excuse m ý bad english^^
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RE: Newbie needs Help - 6/11/2011 12:47:42 PM   
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Hi Stuebi and welcome to the forum. Let's see

1) I played the tutorials but the sheer number of Ressources, functions and features are a bit much for me. My major problem is how to decide where to build new Colonys, and which Ressources i should get first. Or in short what are the important things to do after i start?

use the expansion planner, check the various columns it provides -> this is a top level view of what you need.

2) The second thing is automation, its a cool feature but i kinda wonder how good the Decisions are the AI makes. It would be cool if someone can tell me which actions i can leave to the AI without worrys.

Opinions vary here so best to test it for yourself; I play on manual with everything so I can't really tell which is best for auto or not. But the best thing for you would be to put them all on suggest; this way you understand how auto works and can decide for yourself what to leave at that, what to completly automate and what to have on manual.

There are a couple of good threads for beginners, I'll look them up and post them here for you.
Have fun.

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RE: Newbie needs Help - 6/11/2011 12:49:12 PM   
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Here's an excellent one -> http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2453216
It's good to check the AAR section as you get many great tips from players that documented games and how they started them.

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RE: Newbie needs Help - 6/11/2011 12:54:01 PM   
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Here's the second one -> http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2676622

That's it, have fun readind and playing.

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RE: Newbie needs Help - 6/11/2011 3:49:41 PM   
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Automate everything then play around with a feature until you learn it.

One step at a time baby steps.

It runs ok fully automated, so turn off auto when your experienced enough

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RE: Newbie needs Help - 6/12/2011 10:49:36 AM   
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Yap, this will also give you an idea about how the enemy AI's are playing the game, so you can start multiple games on auto but with different races.

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