A great welcome to our newest members, RhetoricalSun, Don Basilio, ZeroDexter, and Seik0301! Thanks for sending me an invitation! I do not play much, so excuse me for a nubie question: how do you get money for the conquest victory? Significant part of my income comes from trade, so waging war costs dearly to me.
Hey Don Basilio.
One of the best ways to make sure you have enough money for waging war is to have a significant proportion of your planets dedicated to nothing more than producing income. Fill these economic powerhouses with econ buildings, and at least one farm and morale building. I always specialize every planet I have, devoting it either to tech, econ, or industry.
If its very early in the game though, let some of your planets lay fallow, and dont build anything on them at all until each one has a few billion people. This is a good way to measure if your economy can support the infrastructure.
Anomalies can also be pretty important early in the game for extra cash, so I play with them always at abundant.
If you like using trade, build lots of econ starbases with the trade-increasing modules on them. You can build them anywhere along the path where your traders are flying, so you could potentially have dozens along any one trade route, if you have the patience to build them!
If you have tech-trading on, you can also get nice cash boosts throughout the game by selling techs, to help keep you in the black.
where was that post?
Here is that thread Motti was talking about: WWW Link
It's reply #1. Sentient species taste better...