Hi, I'm relatively new to this game, i purchased it a couple of months ago, and then about a week later got the hardware to run it. Anyway, with my sophomore year of college absolutely killing me i have not been able to play a complete game until just recently. First I would like to congratulate the devs on a steller game. and having only played version 1.3, I have no complaints regarding the update.
anyway, all that is un-important, being a newb I figure I should see how well I did.
I played on a small map with beginner difficulty and normal research rate, myself and 9 other randomly selected races. I used a custom race with luck and extra research, a green thumb and the universalist party. I ended up winning the game via diplomatic victory after eliminating the drengin, the iconans, the drath, the alterans, the torians, and one other i can't remember. anyway, i was allied with the arceans, the terrans, and the thalans. My final total score was 2100 (about 500-600 more than my nearest competitor)
so first i ask, does it seem like i did okay?
second, how do you guys play on larger maps? any tips or tricks? i could barely keep track of my inital 3 planets, much less my later conquests toward the end of the game. How do i specialize planets? i understanding building more research in one place, but what about production and population?
anyway, thank you for whatever advice any of you might have, and i'll be seeing you around i hope