A Gateway Race is a great way to build up your economy without spending too much time in the starting area of your campaign. This is a great choice for a new player because it allows them to have some money to invest in a good economy, but can be a little difficult to achieve.
The first thing that you must understand when building this race is that they are not built on a particular path, and they have an unlimited amount of choices available to them. What this means for you as a new player is that you have to think through every decision before making it. Every race has something different that is unique to it that you can utilize with this race, and it is important that you understand what you are getting into before investing any time or effort into your game.
This being said, the best starting areas for a Gateway race will always be in the early game, and your economy will generally take care of itself and allow you to focus on other aspects of your game instead of building your army. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are choosing which starting location you will use is that you must make sure that it has the best economy possible, and that you will not be in danger of having to make any mistakes in the game that can cost you time.
Once you have decided on a location, you will then need to research your race, in order to understand what their strengths are, and a good way to do this is to look for forums and discussion groups where people share information about the various races. Once you know which races are strong and which ones are weak, you can then begin to learn about the strategies that can be used by each one of them, which will help you to choose the race that is best suited for your needs.
A good gateway race will also have the ability to upgrade to the next stage of their technology, which will be a good thing if you plan on expanding quickly in the future. You will find that you will need to be on a constant lookout for any weak areas in your starting area, because this will allow you to expand before your opponent, and use their tech to make them pay for their mistake. If you have a strong starting area and good upgrades, you can start expanding rapidly in the future, while keeping your economy running smoothly.
Gateways are an interesting race to play, and can be a good choice for many players. Just keep in mind that they are not the only option for a starting area, and if you want to be successful you need to make sure that you have the best economy possible as well as a strategy that will be useful for you in the future.