So I haven't really been keeping up with the Sin's expansions, but just recently got Rebellion. Went to start up a single player game to get a feel for all the new stuff and noticed there were 2 types of TEC now, the loyalists and the rebels... after searching around this section for a bit I decided to just make a post asking, what are the pros and cons for the two types? All I ever played in the original Sins was TEC and thats probably all I'm going to play in this one as well.
Also its been a while since I really played the game and I'm pretty rusty, so a good starting build would be nice as well. I tried a game as TEC Rebels and it didn't go to hot. Started with the colonizing cap ship, 6-7 frigates and 2 civ centers for quick resource benifits, trading post and colonizing options. I quickly took 2 asteroids and a ice planet then looked at the rankings and was dead last in incoming. This was with a trading post in all 4 planets I owned. What did I miss? Did I expand too quickly?