Ok Thanks for the answers.
I really think now that the game it way to hard for new players.
I did all the games vs. a easy AI. I could already build starbases and in the last game I had already two at my border systems but I haven’t researched the Auxiliary government. I already had some shield generators around the planet but this doesn’t helps at all.
How cheap are these Novalith canons? And how it the ai able to fire constantly these thing on my planets??
In the first to games I was completely busy with holding of the pirates. In my last game I was so happy that I could block the pirates in one system but this costs me nearly every resource in my empire.
I was also able to hold off the ai. I thought now I got it! And then the ai was shooting me down with this Novalith cannons!
This is really frustrating! And remember I'm playing vs. a easy ai!
As I read RedDwarf999's post I was wondering. I'm just able to build one big ship and some frigs at the beginning but I had never enough ships to do some damage to my opponent. I build some scout frigs to see what the ai is doing but the frig never got through one enemy system in one piece.
It would be nice to have a better tutorial how all the pieces play together and what’s important to research.
Also an optical feedback of the game events would be nice because I'm not playing all the time with audio and the tutorial doesn't tell me to listing during the game.
Ok, I will give it a new try and start to build starbases at the beginning...
However I like the community here. no posts how bad I am only helpful posts!