"Most fleets place priority on upgrading their Shipyards as that will unlock more types of Fleet Ships that members can purchase. However, most fleets also neglect the fact that Provisions control the number of Fleet Ships as well as Advanced and Elite gear that members can purchase. The thing about Provisions is that it is *very much* cheaper to buy Provisions at Tier 1 than at Tier 5.
For our fleet, we place equal emphasis on upgrading the Shipyard as well as stocking up on provisions while they are still cheap. As a result, most fleets will upgrade their starbase a lot faster than we do as they chose not to stock up on Provisions.
Based on what Intrinsical said, shouldn't we provision as much as feasible before upgrading to Tier 2?