I haven't played GalCiv2 in a long time and this will be like starting over for me. I hope someone will stop by and offer advice along the way!
backfire on me but I do want a short game. Just not too short! I've got all of the victory conditions
enabled. Ascension? What the hell's that!?
Here's a screenshot of my game options:
Dr. Corday of the Terran Alliance will be feeling your pain. I went with Technologists (never have before).
And note the really cool paint job on my ships!
My opponents? I don't know either but there will be three of them. Let's hope they play nice
My first decision in office as President of the Terran Alliance is to direct my researchers to look
into Xeno Communications. Like someone said, "If we're going to speak, communicate, trade and
negotiate with aliens, we need to start thinking about how they communicate".
Next, I order two factories and one research lab to be built on Earth. That leaves me with five
areas left to build things on. I also order the shipyards to start work on another colony ship.
I hope there's somewhere to send it to when it's complete. Which brings another question
to mind. Do I colonize Mars now or wait?
And I also attended the launching ceremony for the USS Crockett. (Hey, I like Fess Parker!)
Which brings me to the opening screenshot. It looks like the Terran Alliance is sandwiched
between two other empires. There's three stars galactic north of Earth so I'm thinking that's
where I'm going to order the Crockett to go. More to come...