So I recently picked this game up on console and fell in love with it. I realized console was so far behind PC that I eventually picked it up and added a couple DLC's. The QoL alone made switching from console to PC worth it, let alone to extra content.
However I'm running into a problem where I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I spend a lot of time sitting on the fastest speed setting doing nothing but waiting for stuff to finish researching/exploring/constructing/etc. The first few years I find active enough. I'm scouting around with a couple science ships, expanding my main based with a few outposts and, depending on my luck, 1-3 colonies.
Sometimes I get unlucky and I can't expand because the other empires spawn literally a system away on both sides of me. Then there are other times where I can send out 6 science ships and not discover someone until they're halfway across the galaxy. I guess this part is more of a gripe than anything as I'm pretty sure this is just something I'm gonna have to learn how to deal with.
Once I've gotten a couple colonies and I'm slowly expanding my area to reach choke points, I really struggle with figuring out what to do next. Build a bigger fleet? Expand even more? Sit around and wait on my research? It seems like the next 75 years is me staring at the work I did in the first 25 while stuff slowly upgrades. This is part is unbelievably boring; I'm obviously doing something wrong or not taking something into consideration but I just can't figure out what that is. I have yet to really play this game past year 2300 because of how unengaging the gameplay is leading up to it. Which is a shame because from what I've seen the mid and end game events are quite active.
I feel like there's more I should be doing and that I shouldn't be eating up so much time on the fastest speed waiting for upgrades. I want to expand but I have no idea how to keep my admin cap anywhere close to my sprawl. Even just taking a small area at the beginning and only have a few systems somehow still manages to go past the admin cap later into the game. If I don't expand then it feels like there is literally nothing to do but wait. I've heard "wide" and "tall" thrown around but I can't find a concrete separation between the two. I feel like I end up expanding because there's nothing else to do so I end up going "wide", yet I feel like I'm playing "tall" because I'm just waiting on research. How exactly can do you one without doing the other?
I'm sorry if a lot of this isn't very coherent. I really like this game and want to improve, but it's feeling very "feast or famine" when it comes to actually doing things. I will gladly elaborate or clarify anything I've said if you don't understand why or what I'm saying. I would love any advice you guys can give about fixing my play-style to be more engaging.
Source: Original link
© Post "New player seeking advice" for game Stellaris.
Top-10 Best Video Games of 2018 So Far
2018 has been a stellar year for video game fans, and there's still more to come. The list for the Best Games of So Far!
Top-10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019
With 2018 bringing such incredible titles to gaming, it's no wonder everyone's already looking forward to 2019's offerings. All the best new games slated for a 2019 release, fans all over the world want to dive into these anticipated games!