Hey, awesome GalCiv Community!
I'm working on a GalCiv FAQ for new players and I'd like your help!
In an effort to reduce the barrier to entry of the 4X genre (which, to some, is a very intimidating style of game), I have started to compile a Game FAQ document. My hope is that, by focusing on questions or easy basic starting strategies, it will make starting a game of GalCiv easier for a player who isn't already initiated into the genre.
That said, here's where you guys come in. Many of you have logged hundreds of hours in one or more of the GalCiv games over the years and are very experienced players. While I'm sure it's hard for you to remember all the way back to when you were a n00b, I'd like you to consider what kinds of questions you had when starting to play 4X games, or what part of them you may not have understood. Share those questions and light strategies here.
For those of you who maybe haven't logged quite as much time as the more experienced players, now's your chance to get some questions answered! If there are things you still don't know or understand, what are they? Where's your struggle? If anyone can help, it's this community right here.
Please know that I will be reading your questions and answers (plus inserting some of my own) and want to engage with everyone on this as much as I can. I have read many of your detailed, sprawling strategies, and they are completely awesome -- but, in this context, I am looking for something simpler and easier to digest for someone who doesn't know what they're doing. Like me.
I look forward to reading what you have to say! In advance, thanks!