This page provide links to documents related to getting started playing at Planets.nu.
This section of the Planets.nu documentation is dedicated to providing players with suggestions and advice on how to play better. Unlike the other sections, there is a large amount of subjective material here. These are opinions as to how to play and ideas about advanced play. If an idea works for you, feel free to use it. If it doesn't work for you, don't use it.
Much of this information is external to Planets.nu. Most of the external information was written for the VGA Planets game from which Planets.nu was derived, and may not accurately reflect how to do a specific task at Planets.nu. The editors of the Planets Magazine work to keep their information current, but even there some outdated guides may exist, so use caution.
If an article is external to Planets.nu, the URL will be the link. If it's local, the title will be the link.
Beginners can start with this detailed guide to playing through the first turn.
Once the first turn is done, we've got a similar guide for the second turn.
This article tries to answer the age-old question of which race to start with.
This is a short version of the above, with added cynicism.
This excellent blog was created by Planets.nu player Dotman as a training aid for his Mentor vs. Midshipmen game.
By following this link you will find a complete video tutorial on understanding the Planets.nu interface. There is a playlist of over twenty video tutorials, each lasting a minute or more. There are also some interesting tricks here that will be useful to even veteran players.
This article goes over methods to play your turn faster.
This article extends on the previous one, showing how careful use of missions and friendly codes can further reduce the time required to make your turn..