Isis32 wrote:Quasar wrote:You want an astro with at least 3 solar energy, 5 fertility, and 3 metal. We’ll cover those subjects more thoroughly in a minute, but if your starting base isn’t up to par then delete your account and start a new one, and repeat the process until things work out. Then carry on with what is below.
what if I do not have, for example, 3 metal refineries ..but let's say I have 2 (ha ha) as an example; should I relog until I get those minimum amounts?
Are you talking about metal as in the resource, or about metal refineries, the structure? If the former, that's really up to you. If it's your first time playing, a rocky first or second position will give you the smoothest start. Especially now, that you're starting late and there isn't much competition for rockies. If you were starting on a new server, it's better to start asap than restart a bunch of times to get a metal 3 you might never obtain.
(Advanced Tip: In addition to metal, also take into account the positioning of your starting astro, what good astros are visible in the same region, and the time (it's best to start just after the hour, in order to get the most economy out of your first hour) when deciding whether to restart or not.)
Isis32 wrote:and question 2 (guarantee I will have more later): about the construction queue.. is that a typo or do you want me to click, in that above order, metal refin, metal refin, solar plant, metal refinery, than urban structure? ..so they are listed in that order.. does it matter?
Entire threads have been written about ideal build order, and this thread was written before the boost to base construction which makes it possible to build more before the first hour ends, so what it says is a little outdated. Basically you want to finish as many metal refineries as possible plus one spaceport before the first hour ends, and the space port you want to finish with enough time for you to find and start a trade route, again before said hour ends.
As for plants and urban structures, only build them when the game demands you do so. Between solar and gas plants, only build the best one.