Stephen: The key aspect for Stage 2 is...
- Expand your empire
- Defend it against intruders.
Expanding your empire
Exploration is an easy way to expand in the beginning.
How to explore ?
Step by Step guide
- First build about 30-80 scout ships in Build
Ship. As a Terran your first scout is the Viator. When you've
researched Crystal Lenses, Advanced Radar and Advanced Scout, then you
will have a choice of two scouts, Viator and ViatorII. *Always
keep in mind that ships you use require a upkeep for every turn and
watch your spending*
- Goto Explore, then send ships to explore.
Ensure you have sufficient credit reserves
Watch your credits, make sure your credits don't reach 0 ( ships
require upkeep for each turn you use, so it can be easy to go into debt,
Explore for 3-5 planets
Stop exploring, disband your scouts
Build up your colonies
Build some defence (will be explained
the next section)
Rest for a while, to get back your credit reserves
Continue Step 1 to 7 again.
You may lose your border colonies
if you are under attack
Have 3-6 unwanted/undeveloped colonies in your borders (as
Do not cluster if you do not have enough fodder/border colonies