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New Player Needs Advice - 9/30/2013 11:32:20 PM   
Max 86


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I wanted to ask a few questions and run some thoughts by you, thanks for any help.

1. After reaching 'delightful' relations status with one neighbor, is it wise to relocate your ambassador from there to another neighbor to improve relations there? Do you take a big hit diplomatically with first empire?

2. I have ships running out of fuel and have seen some of the discussions here on the matter but wanted to know if automated ships and fleets refuel automatically and non-auto ships and fleets have to be managed more carefully? Is there a function that tells me that 'this ship can't reach a destination and make it back due to insufficient fuel'?

3. More to refueling, my thought is to build Caslon mining stations along my path of advancement to act as fueling stations. Are there other solutions?

4. How do I spy on enemy planet troop strength?

5. What is best way to discover hidden pirate bases?

6. When researching and coming to a fork in the path, I have no idea which way to go. How do you decide to research that weapon vs. this one or that propulsion system vs. that one, etc. Not sure how to prioritize my decisions other than colonization. That one is a biggie.

7. Is there ant way to change the font style in the game? I find its a little difficult to read with my poor vision.


Thanks to all.

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RE: New Player Needs Advice - 10/1/2013 8:43:48 AM   
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1. depend on the traits of the ambassador. When he give a good trade income bonus, you should assign him to close/big empire to raise your income.

2. You should see the max. fuel range as white circle. When you don't see any cicle at the Galaxy view, the range is maybe larger then the view.
You can setup a refuel threshold for fleets at the empire policy when auto. fleets should go for refuel. Manual fleets you need to assign them self to refuel.

3. Resupply ships are a kind of Gas Mining base with engines and Hyperdrive, you can use them as forward refuel point. You can deploy the resupply ship at any Gas cloud/ gas giant with Caslon then the ship start to harvest Gas and other ships can dock at the resupply ship to get refueled.
Got the Resupply ship enough fuel gas at the cargo, you can deploy it somewhere else too, closer to the point your fleet are.

4. You can see how many troops are on a planet when you got a state ship at the system. The exact strenght you only see when you attack the planet.

5. You should allways see them at the planet facility . If you mean how to destroy them. Open the planet screen (double click at the planet name or select the planet from the colonies list), then under facilities you should see the hidden base, select it then click at attack. But you should have some ground troops ready there.

7. No.

6. Thats the strategy question ! :-) After you played a few games and designed your own ships you get the feeling about the techs.
Weapon: you should concentrate at one weapon, it doesn't matter much what kind. But Gravity weapons arn't effectiv to kill ships, but very good for defence base/station they damage ships and let them return home for repair.

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RE: New Player Needs Advice - 10/1/2013 2:01:39 PM   
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Thanks for the response.

I haven't built any resupply ships yet. Didn't think I could, maybe I'm missing a tech. I'll check tonite.





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RE: New Player Needs Advice - 10/1/2013 5:03:30 PM   
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Resupply ships require a construction tech. It is a "side cell" above the main construction size path (from memory).

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RE: New Player Needs Advice - 10/1/2013 6:13:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bingeling

Resupply ships require a construction tech. It is a "side cell" above the main construction size path (from memory).


Cool, thanks



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RE: New Player Needs Advice - 10/2/2013 6:30:25 PM   
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one quick clarification. Resupply ship may >also< collect hydrogen gas, not limited to caslon. Later in the game, the opportunity to use H2 instead of caslon to fuel some of your fleet. Resupply ships over a h2 planet will collect that gas instead.

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