You need 2000+ credits and 100+ capsules for recourse purchase.
When the round starts or you choose to register first of all need to choose race!
All 3 races are good but I like confederation the most because they have the fastest ships and when you go to steal some opponent recourse`s you get 66% of his quantity of the planet u attack,witch is more then nox(50%) and terteth(50%).
Main planet ->Start to follow the missions and build mines - priority :metal mine #1
Continues with mines and build metal mine 1,2 and 3 at level 15,mineral mine 1 and 2 at level 15,gas mine 1 and 2 at level 10.
when reach 500 points you can open one more planet by using colonizer ship and send him to colonize flight but need to choose wisely your longitudes. I suggest you to look every solar system(1-40) in each galaxy(1-6) and see which sun(in the middle of your system) is with more energy. The sun gives you energy(very important recourse)to your planets. The amount of energy is depending on the sun himself.
to be continue