Hi there, bought this game 5 days ago and getting the hang of it (was experienced with 4x before, so not that hard).
I wonder, do people make specialized designs, and how? Playing as Zenox I usually make ships (in point blank-stance) with weapons that have high firepower but high damage reduction over range, and since their shields are superior I can deal a good pounding while dealing even more, and win. But what about other races? For example, is it worth to build missile boats with the race that has better thrusters and strike from as far as possible? Because if that works, I could save a lot by not putting heavy shields.
Enjoying the game a lot, so far my best moment was when a pirate cruiser attacked a young colony, only to be chewed by a silvermist that arrived soon after. Unfortunatedly the thing ate my colony as well XD