takiwa wrote:Wlerin wrote:All astros should be production first, anything else second, so you shouldn't have a "dedicated research base". The lack of metal also means both labs and advanced structures take longer to build, so even though you don't need them as early you still lose out in the end. Use a base building calculator, there are several out there. Rocky > Gaia.
All your astros are production first, anything else second. Sucks that you can't force everyone to play a certain way over the internet, but that's how it is.
My research bases (and yes, I do have several dedicated) do have production on them, but it is secondary. I have dedicated production bases....and even a couple of dedicated JG bases as well. Funny that this didn't seem to stop me from having a top 100 account on Epsilon or Fenix.
If you would like to write another tutorial on the way you play the game in hopes of teaching the newer players a better way, then by all means do so. My chart simply expounded on what the OP said. I agree with his way of playing, I have done this for years and have never had an issue with rank, fleet, econ, or any other stats. If you don't agree with what was laid out in this tut, start a thread and explain why. Tell the newer guys why they should play your way. Make a pretty chart and post it. I will read it with an open mind.
The increased construction you receive from metal 3 allows for you to construct research labs much faster than on a metal 2.