In the early stages of the game, during the colonizing rush, I seem to have trouble balancing between constructing new colony ships and warships to protect my new worlds. I also have trouble telling when I should start building constructors.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice for what I should be doing?
I seem to do fine in the mid to late game. In the last game I played, large galaxy, normal AI, I was lagging behind everyone at the beginning. Eventually though, I caught up in technology, then in culture, and before long I had turned things around and became the strongest empire. I just need to iron out my early game, and I think that figuring out just what I should be building is key to that.