From: My Own Private Hell
This is for a prewarp start.
DW is a realtime game so turn based strategies do not apply aside from things need to follow in progression, with a few games under your belt you will understand the timing aspect. I manually design all the types, state ship / bases, private ships /mines, I have a bare basic set of Mk1 designs saved and load them at the start of each game to base from. The following sections all link together, remember that lower end techs will take less time to complete. If you have the cash use it, I would suggest to use it on the energy section, if you get used to the timing no matter where the ruin is you should end up being on the Accelerated Construction by the time the prewarp drive is found and can then be researched, just cancel the Accelerated Construction and click on the prewarp drive and then click back on the Accelerated Construction so it is marked as the item next to be researched.
Enhanced Missilies, Enhanced Beam Weapons, Armor Plating, Improved Assault Tactics, Efficient Blasters, Energy Torpedo Weapons, Improved Defense Tactics, Improved Logistics
These will give you the bare basics to defend yourself from pirates, by the time you finish Armor Plating you should have both Space Construction and Enhanced Construction finished on the energy tab allowing for the items to be fitted (you will have a max design size of 300)
Energy & Construction
Space Construction, Enhanced Construction, Shields, Advance Nuclear Fission, Energy Collection, Accelerated Construction (Bakuras Highspeed Shipyards)
HighTech & Industrial
Enhanced Resource Exploration, Enhanced commerce, Open Trade Network (Traders Bazaar), Coordinated Control, Crew Systems, medical Systems, Entertainment Systems, Structured Research, Enhanced Research (Rusan Technology Installation)
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