If you're having trouble with population, I generally recommend first subsidizing a factory (except if Thulun or Cadar), then building hab units for new colonies. Factories should be the highest priority building in my opinion, because otherwise your population will outgrow your means of constructing habs.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2016 14:00:06 GMT -5 by resistor
May your death be remembered by all... and stop confusing me with Zer0winds!
ha, ha, the unexpected and mostly uncontrollable population growth of this game is very different from other 4X games, and it can be a challenge to manage.
The refugees coming out of the great Exodus are voracious in their demand for housing and desire to take new worlds for their Faction. The race for power is on once again, as soon as the first boots hit planetside.