When we research, say, Fleet Operations, this unlocks both Combat Bridge and Hyperspace Combat Crew. I'm not clear on how these are utilized in-game. When we build new ships are they automatically equipped on them or are these used only for the ship designer? I only ask because I'll unlock something then go to the ship designer only to find that the base model already has it equipped (after I research it, that is) are some upgrades (like hull upgrades) automatically equipped?
Post by NewbieExplorer on Jun 18, 2014 8:25:54 GMT -5
I've not played a 4x game before but did play Star Traders a little. I've twice tried to go through the tutorial but kep getting stuck after a few turns and don't know what to do next. For a noob like me a more step by step hand holding tutorial would be very welcome.
I also have a question - when I try to move a ship I sometimes get a green double circle with 4 arrows on it but if I click twice to move nothing happens. I'm assuming I can't move/ I need to end my turn? but have no idea what this flashing circle means?
I've also not seen the helpful lady for quite a while and seem to be building hab units and spending all my money which is what she last mentioned but have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing or what my next move is.
NewbieExplorer - you need to make money, expand your empire, and defend yourself from aliens. Check your Colonies list to see the advice built in there, such as "Build Mines" or "Build Factories." Read the Library. We'll keep working on improving in and out of game help.
The persistent green circle is a waypoint. Your ship is out of move points (MP) and can't move there this turn. Next turn, your ship will continue toward that waypoint.
It would be awesome if the community could help too! Are you a 4X pro? Record a video, share your game or guide! Relying on Cory and Andrew to do it all means we can't do it all fast enough.