When you make Colonies Besure you keep them Balanced in all fields or
atleast 2 of them. Once you have 2 colonies that are well balanced.
Build a Space Station. now Start a Supply line from the planet to
the space station. Have the space station specialize in Research Labs.
Once you have done this Start Exploring towards the Sun. You will
find many useful things. Keep alot of robots on your Main Ship so
you can colonize other planets the same way you colonized your
first. Be ready for any thing! another tip: Once the attacks on
your colonies start and you've built the force field. Start
building ships and missles! Prepare to go to cronus! But look
for the peaceful way out & don't try to Explore the Beta Asteriods.
Until You feel your secure enough!
Scan sector instantly:
Drop a bomb and then start scanning a sector during the explosion animation.
The sector will usually fully scan instantly. This will save time and energy,
however make sure there are no resources under your ship.
The turn after a building comes online, it will immediately executes a
production/consumption cycle, no matter how many turns remaining. If you
cycle a building offline then online it will force the building to produce
on the next turn. Do this every turn, and you can produce with every turn.
This works on everything that has an output, including research labs.
Once every game year (24 turns), habitats will update their population.
This affects all colonies at the same time. Cycle a habitat offline then
online on an update turn and that colony will re-run its population update
and grant you more colonists that will appear immediately. The faster you
can keep clicking online and offline, the faster your population will grow,
all in proportion to the current population. Do this with a larger colony
for greater effect. If your population is over 50, you should expect to see
it grow every time you cycle. If it is not increasing the game has probably
progressed to another turn. Run the game at speed 1 to take full advantage
of the trick.
Except on special plot-related missions, there is no difference between using
a human or robot pilot.