alright, here is what you have to do. <3 you have to start the game on the planet Promitor(it has to be Promitor no matter what or else, it’s probably not going to work)with your starting money, you get a farmstead, a rig, a collector(but it has to make oxygen constantly),and two Pioneer habitations and then finally a food processor. after that, you get straight on to making protein paste and growing protein beans for very minimum water and immediately selling the excess. once you start getting oxygen, put it up for as high as you can but make it 200.00 of a currency at minimum and abuse using a 0.99 in order to get it lower on the list if you can.
The next thing you need to buy is a third Pioneer habitation and then look on the market for silicon ore in the coming days that is very cheap, or anything else you can get that would be good to smelt a lot later. after that, you get a second food processor, a second rig and then finally a second farmstead.(note that the days before you do this, you need to keep on making basic rations and drinking water until you have enough for an entire week and more for safety, getting 80 right before you do it should be a good number underwater you are going to get a lot more of early so you don’t need to keep making that like the basic rations, you only need about three days worth of drinking water until you can get a second rig and you can just put it in the mix of the rest of your stuff since it only cost a little bit over 2 hours to make 14 of them at that point.)
(you also need to stock up on at least 3 days of the other supplies in order to get 100% efficiency and you should do this around the same time in order to make the process even faster and will end up saving you way over a day of time if you can do it early.)
after that, you keep on upgrading them in the same order as before but adding on another oxygen collector after the next cycle until you run out of basic rations and you completed the upgrade cycle, keeping up on the support supplies and drinking water in the middle of the cue when you need it until then.
the next thing you get is a Incinerator and for every upgrade after the first one, you always upgrade the farmstead and then the Incinerator afterwards until you get to the second or third upgrade depending on how good the rest of your production is doing and how much currency you are getting from what you are doing.(it’s about this time where you should start trying to either make or buy basic rations depending on what the market is like.)
after the second or third upgrade, you build a smelter and then buy the aluminium ore from market and then starts smelting it with the carbon and oxygen you already have and then you turned up and choke on or into pure silicon and then you sell it for at minimum 700 at probably the absolute worst it could be for the cost of making it and then you upgrade the smelter a second time with everything else so that you can put it on rotation.
and if you thought that was stupid enough then you are wrong, it gets even dumber, trust me.
when you are doing all of this, if you have a pro license, try to always do shipping contracts that are over 3000 currency of any type of currency or over, unless the planet you need to go to, is in your solar system, it is going to be 100% a scam no matter what because of the cost of fuel and you should completely avoid it no matter what at all cost, no matter what anyone tells you about it.
after you max out, you get enough currency so that you can either turn it into the courtesy you need with foreign exchange or you just turn it into items that you can sell to the next exchange of your next base.
your next place has to be on the planet Montem( it has to be the next one you make a base at, no matter what. this isn’t going to work any other way)
Then you set it up to be completely self sufficient and only to be self sufficient and then the fun starts happening, you build as many extractors as you can possibly fit on your face at the same time as make me as self sufficient as possible with basic rations and drinking water.(at this point, it’s more for the other players than anything else, please do this for the sake of them and not you, they would very much appreciate it if you did.)
after that, you take shippings request from both planets at the same time when you can until you can fill up a entire ship full of iron and limestone and then you just ship it to your other base and then you turn it into pure iron and then you turn that into pure steel how many sell that with the silicon.
at this point if you ever want to do anything with anything more advanced than Pioneers, you just make another base on a random planet of your choice and build anything you want on there.(try to make it have useful resources.)
the best part about the strategy is that, at the end game. the only thing you are ever going to have to buy is, consumables, both types of fuel, silicon ore(unless you can find a planet with some on it, then good for you.), and materials to upgrade your base(that you can make later if you have a sub base to do that)(you shouldn’t try to make a base on the third main planet because you only have two ships and you can only reliably supply three main planets at once unless we get an update to build ships which we can then basically build a base on every single planet in the entire universe if that happens.)
(warning, if you do this all the way to the end then you will 100% be able to crash the economy at will, at anytime and you could definitely get banned for it if you do it enough times. so if you end up doing this to the end, please be careful with all of your currencies. just because you can play god doesn’t mean you should do something insanely stupid just because you can, imagining it happening is just as good and you have to remember that.)
good luck everyone! hehe.