1. How do I tell this (my starting) colony ship not to colonize my empty planet in my home system,
so I can use it to expand my influence more?
Or does it matter?
By the way,
2. does it matter how large these planets/moons/clouds/roids are for determining their resource output?
3. Do resources/mines ever run out?
4. "Potential resort locations" shows none, but I have those scenic bonused 'roids; build mining resorts? If so how?
The queue system for constructors seems mysterious to me.
You have my thanks comrades.
[My reference game currently:]
700 stars/8x8 Ikkuro republic, with most things set on normal/starting,
but I took parts of Jeeves' setup from his DW:L quick strategy guide thread.;
irregular galaxy shape, disasters off,
manually setting up each of the other 11 random empires to start with same parameters as my empire,
put only 4 of them in average proximity (random others) to my empire I believe, independents become empires NO,
and racial victory conditions NO
-Other exceptions to the default setup;
research cheap, space creatures low, home system agreeable, corruption low
into the galaxy now: I started in bottom/mid of F1 quadrant.
Within my starting influence I see 5 unexplored star systems in addition to the 3 I've got operations in, not including the gas cloud.
(+another unexplored star just on the edge of the circle and a black hole + supernova not far from my circle up near the map's top edge).
Have; 14 sources of the different strategic resources (no luxuries), research potential 626k,
--home system= capital; 15.37b pop q93% continental, empty; q83% continental being mined,
gas giant (56% hydro, 90% caslon, 45% argon, 24% krypton) being mined,
2 moons orbit the gas giant (66% gold & 47% steel), some asteroids; 3 steel+field miners, unmined 93% gold+43% scenery, and unmined 81%dilithium+55% scenery
--another system with neutron star + a 6 weapons labs research station there,
--a system with a q71% marshy planet being mined for 78% carbon fiber, 2 unmined barren planets 63% steel & 73% lead + their moons 60% lead & 39% gold
--an ammonia gas cloud with hydro mine on it.