ok here we go
Where to register
The Allience name is tpr
The best option to start out is to buy into mines, get the metal and crystal mines upto level 10 and dont forget the deuterium mines they need to be built up aswell.
Once you have a chance to buy into defense i advice buying major into it.
Adding players to buddy list
Go to FIND and type in the player name to look for. This then displays some of their details including their co-ordinates. Click on these and it will take you into the Galaxy (costs about 10 deuterium each go … be carefull) where you will see their name, planet name, and clan (if any). On the far right of their “slot” will be a (usually) green button, click this and it opens up a message window where you can tell them you are wanting to add them to your buddy list. Send the message then return to any of the other main game options (overview, resources, shipyard etc)
Then it’s just a case of waiting until the player sees the message (in buddy list … requests) and responds by accepting you (never done that bit so probably a bit vague lol)
Mines: early in the game your metal mine is the most important. But that doesn’t mean you should only upgrade your metal mine, as you start researching more, crystal becomes vital, it is nice to have some stockpiled. Generally it is good to keep your metal and crystal mines around the same level, usually with your metal mine producing more than your crystal. Deuterium is also vital to your efforts. Deuterium is mainly used for research purposes and as fuel. Your deuterium mine need not be as high a level as your crystal mine, but will eventually become as important. (research, upgrades, building colonies etc) The amount this produces can be influenced by your planet temperature (colder = more).
Energy: is requred to run your mines. How do I know how much I have? To the right of your deuterium supply is a fraction, it will looks something like this: 59/424 . The first number is the energy available that you are not using, while the second number is the total energy on your planet.Try to have enough power to keep everything running at 100% efficiency (Resources screen > Energy Sum figure in green, not red)
A solar plant is not the only way to get power, there are two alternate ways.
Solar satellites: once you have a level one shipyard you can build solar satellites. They produce energy based on the position of your planet and it’s temperature. Solar satellites are cheap, but they get destroyed when you are attacked.
Fusion plant: Eventually you can build a fusion plant. They have a lower cost than a solar plant, but they use deuterium to produce energy. Handy as an emergency backup if using many solar satellites which are destroyed by an attack.