Hi all This is my first post..P, I'm pretty new to the game having only just purchased the ultimate edition from a bargain bin,hehe and i'm really hooked! i'm lovin it!
It's the best fun iv'e had (on a game lol) since discovering the Civilization classics way way back, this coming from a massive Pro Evolution Soccer and racing car sim veteran.
Completed a game on the standard mode and won through alliances.
Then started a campaign completed the first scenario on my second proper attempt, after realizing the patterns and strategies of the ai particuarly the Dredd Lords .....
Now started this second mission against the Yor collective, all was going well till I took a proper look at my finances and realized whatever I did I was loosing money!, even with no civic building, research or ship building, my credit was reducing continuously
Taking a closer look at the finances I realized that it was the Arconian Battlecruiser which was costing so much in maintenance! However REALLY it is my only competent ship against the enemy and selling it would make me hugely vunerable as the Yor is continousley building heavy fighters and troop transporters
I cannot invade a planet as much research is needed before I could even contemplate. I tried to reach the resource crystals but some are out of range, this meant I designed a few new constructor ships in order to have the range, but these ships need defending, even though I designed them with arms ,this meant spending a few more precious credits on a number of fighters as the battlecruiser can't be in 3-4 places at once!
Even with these crystals under my control (have built starbases) money is STILL going down and once I reach -500 or so I then cannot move the sliders any higher as all research, civic building,and military is suspended
So how is this mission accomplished please? I don't see any way out, oh and I forgot to mention the enemy has placed a spy over my recruitment building which is now stifling the already very slow population growth...I wouldnt mind so much if I was on impossible difficulty, but i'm only on normal!!
I really need help, i'm not enjoying this as much now