Same question as title
Although ive played a decent amount of SOTS1 after buying it in a steam sale 1/2way through 2011 SOTS2's and have an overall idea of what to go for research wise (industry+colonising tech for me first), but any other early aims for techs are appreciated.
With ship design I'm confused by how the comparison of weaponry works, and also depending on race what weapon type/weapon choices should I aim for?
And finally some questions on the new UI and additions:
Where are Psionics used and how does the brain number (no idea what it represents as the ? overlay doesn't say) rise?
How does trade function? i've heard it's more confusing this time round
How do an admiral's stats affect him?
Thanks to any replies beforehand