The STARBASE. Your HOMEWORLD, to begin with is... just what it is. This base is your ship factory and homeworld/planet protection. Before building ships at the beginning, you have to make sure you build up your TECH levels. There are TECH levels for the Hulls, Engines, Weapons and Torpedoes. This may get confusing, but realize that upgrading tech levels affects the ships as well as the torpedoes/weaponry you put ON the ships.


Your ship list is in order of cost/power. Make sure you do your research on your race advantage before you start buildling ships. Each ship needs to be equipped with a HULL and ENGINE(s) at the very LEAST.
The cost for building your ships involves the precious minerals you mine from your planets, as well as megacredits you gain from taxing colonists and native races.