I know later in the game it can feel like there’s too many resources, but in the early game lately I’ve been thinking about what is the “best” way to spend resources. A few options (not complete, you may feel free to add) are
purchase food facilities. This is a long term investment but any resource minded player will see this as investing workers in any other economic game. Food can be traded to havens for tech/production
purchase training facilities. These almost speak for themselves but the idea is you can gain a lot of experience for your troops, especially ones that aren’t on your main squad
save up for another manticore. The squad limit is 8 but you only start with 1 manticore that can store 6 soldiers. Ergo getting another manticore equates to a squad size upgrade, and we know how important those are. Yes I will concede that going from 4 to 6 soldiers isn’t as “impactful” as going from 6 to 8 soldiers, but a squad size upgrade is a squad size upgrade and some missions could use the extra firepower.
start refitting your troops with preferred equipment. I like to refit the heavy with banshee gear and I like to put heavy canons on everyone. This is an intensive resource/time dump and also the hellfire ammunition is the most expensive to refill.
Which do you think makes the most sense? I think you could definitely juggle a few of these at a time for example you could refit some equipment while also making a training facility, but how would you rank the priority of the above? In particular I’m really interested in getting another manticore or not; it’s expensive and it’s also expensive to hire more troops so that doens’t seem like something you can do while also doing everything else at the same time.