There are may posts on this site that can help you,select read all post not just last 30 days.
Look at useing a custom race there are post on this board as well as other moo2 site about favorite race. For starters try Uni Aqua +1 prod Omni Large Rich -ship defence - ground combat repulsive. That race pic uses 20 points by takeing pelantlies to gain race points. repulsive -6 points is very handy.
Next look for threads talking about building up your population.
Look for threads on techs choices, a standard choice is research labs, auto factories, battle pods, augmented engines, fusion beam, battle scanner. form here some other thech to go for next are neular scanner super computers space port robo miner polution trit armor processor irridium cells.
Look for threads that help in when to do certain things like when to expand tech build ships. Normaly in the begining you want to produce your home systems colony bases.
also look on kali there are folks there that can help and links to some other sites