I hope i am not alone in thinking this, but it seems that the game is still unbalanced. I find that by week twenty i can gain six planets and need to place fleets at two in order to defend them. However by week twenty i seem to be facing massive fleets attacking my planets. The largest decent fleets i can get by around week 20 consist of 5-12 cruisers and maybe some frigates, and those fleets need to be split to defend two choke points. Although this may seem a good size fleet for so early on, i am faced with the problem of enemy fleets consisting of around 10 cruisers, 7 frigs, and some fighters.
Currently i only play on the cadet setting, and feel that the game may be counting my entire split fleet as what i have to defend one planet.
can anybody help?