I'm guessing this is early game? How many colonies have you got? How many colony ships are you trying to build? Do you have any steel mines? What about the other strategic resources?
Thanks all. Yes, Woodman, this is early game (and I'm new to the game).
Here's the situation: I have only my three starting colonies, but I realized that among the nearby potential colonies is a planet with 1.2 million of my own race. Two neighboring, hostile races have also discovered the planet and seem to covet it as well. So I beefed up a fleet and have that fleet stationed around the planet, basically saying to the others, 'stay away.' I ordered up just one colony ship. I don't think I normally would have done so this soon, but I surely want that planet.
Then, much to my surprise, my fleet discovered an abandoned capital ship in orbit over the very planet that everyone wants. So I claimed it, added it to my fleet and made it the leader of the fleet. I plan on keeping the fleet in orbit around that ship until the colony ship can claim the planet, which brought me to my problem of the colony ship construction being stalled for lack of resources.
I don't have any mining stations at all yet, as far as I can tell. I do have one mining ship complete, and in fact it is mining steel. Four other ships are queued up for production.
So I could sit back and wait this out... that fleet isn't going anywhere. But I didn't know if I should be proactively micro-managing resources to speed up that colony ship.
As far as other strategic resources:
In other words, not much
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