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Section - 27. What strategy should I use?

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This sounds like a pretty hairy question, but I will try to answer
this in a limited fashion for beginners. What you're basically looking
for is some simple-minded strategy that will get you through the first
20-30 updates while you're still learning the ropes of the game. Try
to follow these two basic principles: Produce and colonize. Your first
and foremost need is to produce resources on your home planet so that
you can start building ships. The fastest way to start producing is to
spread out and cover your home planet as quickly as possible. This
will be the sum total of your turns for the first several updates.

Once you have resources, you get to start building ships. If you're a
metamorphic race, that means you get to build pods. This is something
you should do as soon as you get resources. This is one of the major
advantages to playing a morph...pod-building ability. The nice thing
about pods is that you don't need factories to build them, which means
they can be built on the ground and launched immediately. Since pods
are slow relative to most ships, however, it is imperative that you
launch them quickly so that you have a fighting chance to win the race
to all of the unoccupied systems.

If you're a normal race, you should build a factory as soon as
possible and then modify it so that it can start producing cheap
shuttles. After you've played a game, you'll realize why it is so
important to win the race toward unoccupied planets: it is far, far
easier to take an unoccupied planet than to kick a hostile race off of
that planet.

The best advice I've heard yet is that you should be sure to
understand the commands in the game so you can use them to your full
advantage! It takes time and experience to learn the game, and it will
be a rewarding and fun experience if you approach it in the right way.

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Nov 21, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
If you make a few life style changes you shulod be able to lose some weight if you need to lose weight. However, your height is determined mainly be genetics. This is a system that has worked well for me for overall weight loss and fitness, and several friends have also been successful with it.1. Eat three nutritious meals and three snacks everyday. Cut out junk food. You probably need about 1500 to 1800 calories a day. Many people make the mistake of not eating enough when they try to lose weight and then become discouraged.2. Drink lots of water at least 8 big glasses as day. Lots of water is essential. Stop drinking soda and other drinks with useless calories. Eat fresh fruit instead of fruit juices the juices are very high in calories.3. Begin a simple weight lifting program at home or at a gym. Ordinary household items (tins of soup, for example) can actually serve as weights for beginners. Buy yourself a good weight lifting book for women. Actually the dummies series of books has done a rather good one.4. Walk, walk, walk. Buy yourself a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day.5. Record everything you eat and all your exercise to make sure you have a calorie deficit . Two of the sites I've included will help you do that. Basically buring more calories than you take in leads to weight loss. You need a deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound.6. If you drive, do less of it and park at the back of the parking lot instead of close to the door. Always use stairs never the elevator or escalator.7. A mini stepper is an easy piece to equipment to have at home and gives great results. I bought mine at a second hand store for $4. even if you use it for a minute or two several times a day it can make a big difference.I hope these thoughts help. You can do this. Good luck with it.

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