As you know if you are a seasoned rebellion
player, when you colonize a planet on the outer
ring you must wait for a facility to be deployed
there before you officially own the planet. Now
the other day i was playing and i realized that
the rebel base takes up a slot on the facility
meter. If you want to colonize the planets fast
all you have to do is move your base to the
planet!!!. It is great for stocking up large
amounts of maintinence. Of course this only
works with the rebels. Hope this will help you
To speed up research and get the most facilities/units/ships as fast as possible you
should assing all of your character (even those with good other skills) that van to research their respective tech. For ones that can research more than one thing I usually go with ship research as a priority.
Take at least 3 to 4 diplomats and send them to 3
to 4 different planets in one sector. Have them
run diplomacy missions. Keep sending your
diplomats to every single planet in the sector
and then do the same for all of the sectors. Do
this quickly, because the other side may want
those same planets. Try starting this diplomacy
campaign around day 25 or 30.
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Highlight a ship during a battle and press [Tab].