Space Voyager said:
Welcome to my Hiver AAR!
I'll try to play the same game setup as SV and Silencer.
One opponent of each race and 2 random to make things interesting.
This is our starting location. We are at the edge of the map.
I don't have some grand research plan so I pick tech that I think I'll need most at the moment.
As you can see, we are exploring our cluster + 1 gate is going to cluster right of us. We have discoverend 2 nice planets (they were colonized immediately).
Next tech to research is Cruiser construction. You can see all tech we have researched until now as well (Of course in 3 cases we went overbudget).
And our first random encounter! What did we encounter? Dreaded swarm or maybe formidable Asteroid monitor?
Neither! It's Alien derelict.
As you can see, we have a new colony and we have scouted a nice planet. Planet with Alien derelict is not so nice.
We have a new colony. 3 more planets are scouted. Only 1 is good and 1 has Alien derelict.
We have a new colony and Alien derelict is dealt with.
We have cruisers now! Now lets make them easier to build.
We have scouted 2 nice planets which are immediately colonized. And our gate is halfway to the other cluster.
Some more research completed (and on time for a change!)
We have scouted a nice planet. But of course, this had to happen. Frankly I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
And we start to research fusion.