From: Warsaw, Poland
Ok, so afther reviewing video which showed me our begining possision, my first decision will be as follow:
It is in my opinion very important to let our researchers finish what they started - fighters and bombers. This is rather long term goal, because in our current technology state we propably will not use them - but it is not my decision so I may be hear surprised. Howewer, they may really come in handy when it come to taking out enemy hard points, such as large space ports or defencive bases. Moreover star fighters will prowide our bigger units some relief from enemy fire - puting it simple, enemy units as well as our tend to spread firepower to more than one target, and I can not think of better target than fighter. Their life is irrelevant for us, while enemy must waste decent firepower to shoot even one of them (they have great countermeassure level due to their agility and little size). Moreover their operational range is also very impressive. As a reaserch minister I simply may not take away those possibilities.
My second decision, afther we will finish reaserching star fighters is to move towards EMP weapons. Again, in this situation we do not have really short term goals - they propably will be simple to expensive in used space. However in case of any emergensy situation, such as Silver Mist attack or war with stronger opponent those may become very usefull. Let's say that it is better to be prepared for such occasions than quickly change all research queue and pray to god that it will come just in time.
And last thing which I may order without consulting first with our military minister is better armor for our ships. Most propably quite quickly we will find enemy wchih will use railguns as a weapons. It is in our buisnes to make sure that we will not be defenceless in such situation. Moreover, armor is quite good at defending ships from other weapons as well - with phasers as an only exeption.
First of all I want to dissmist all those scientists which decidet to follow deeper into shield research - as a Zentox (or something like that) we have the best shields in know universe, so for now upgrading them will be just big waste of our capabilities. Insted of wasting them I would like to start upgrading our reactor. My reason is simple. On our current reactor we need sometimes two of them for ships to be able to travel with full speed - they simply do not give us enough energy. Of course we can simply put more of them, but it would be more expensive.
Afther our reactors will be upgradet by one level (not new type of reactor, byt simple upgrade to the existing one) I would like to do the same with our hyperdrive - here my reason is simple - it is good to have fast moving frighters and colony ships, especially at the begining when sometimes being first at some planets may give as an upper hand in development (paticulary when it come to independent colonies). Faster military ships also will not harm... At least they will not harm us ;)
Afther those two simple upgrades I think that we should move to upgrading our construction yards - this will allow us to build bigger space ships, and expand our military without expanding numbers of our vessels. But true plan is to bring us closer to such thinks as repair bot, ressuply ship and dockyard galaxy wonder (don't remember the name unfortunatly).
Again, unfortunatly our scientists didn't show how big their brains are... Researching better resurce scaner is really not most important since we already have simple one. We do not need now the better one. Insted of it, I would strongly suggest to research Marsh Swamp ASAP. Since Continental planets are our natural habitats we can colonise them already. With ability to colonise Marsh Swamp and Continental planets we will be able to colonise the two most precious type of planet in know universe. It will also bring us closer to researching in the future Terraforming Facility which is very usefull structure if you have bed luck and Your homeworld is hit by some disaster. WARNING!!! Terraforming facility will NOT terraform planet to better condition than it is - it "only" helps planet to recover from disasters that affect its quality. One more thing. Colonisation technology always cost twice as much as other technologies of the same level - and because of that it also take twice as long time to complete research. That is why I would like to recommend it to crash project when it will hit 50%, or if we will have really big surplus of money (like 200000 credits more than it is needed to crash it).
As a second project I would put an upgrade to our fuel stroages - this will expand our fleets range without the need to put more storages.
+-----+ Ministery of Research and Tehnological Development +-----+
Inspection of our current reserch capabilities are showing that our old policy regarding pursuing Hi-Tec was very succesfull. Right now our Hi-Tec research output is far bigger than Energy and Weapon. This leads to simple conclusion - we should expand this policy to both of them. For this reason I suggest to carefully chek everything inside our influence zone in search for places which provide us with sciencific bonuses. If we will find such places, we should claim them ASAP by building proper science station - that is in places prowiding weapons bonuses we should build weapon research station and so. If we will be unable to find such places in our influance zone, than it is suggested to build one energy and one weapons research station in our home system in orbit over any planet, or even over main star.
/\/\/\/\/\ Ministery of Military Research /\/\/\/\/\
First of all I would like to congratulate You for Your recent promotion. I am sure that as our Military Minister You will put great effort to keep our splendit civilisation safe and powerfull. But the true nature of this letter is of course not to congratulate You, but to ask about Your opinion and preferences, when it comes to building military force. I would like to know what kind of weapons You would like to obtain the most, and what do You prefer when it come to logistic and mobility? Do You feel more comfortable with big range wepons? Or maybe do You prefer close, devastating weapons? Do You prefer Your ships to have stronger shields? Or maybe those with higher regeneration?
I am looking foward for Your reply.
Research Expert and Chief Scientist
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