Then this is the page for you. It contains specific recommendations for which crew to farm gas pulls for, how many you should get and what you should do with them. There is nothing else in here about how to play the game generally. The best general "how to play" guide is Pixel Perfect Guide. Read it all if you want to understand the game. It covers everything and is an excellent resource for both beginner and intermediate players, but it offers you with hundreds of options. However while it teaches you loads of stuff, it doesn't tell you what to do. That's where the "Just do this!" guide comes in - no options, just instructions!
The strategy below has helped me win +90% of my PvP battles from level 5 to 9 - hopefully it'll help you to.
Once you hit level 10 and 11, this strategy will still work fine, but it stops being brutally effective ... but by then your level 10 and hopefully love the game enough to start exploring options on your own.
There are lot of different strategies you can use during ship battles. I'm ignoring everything except gunship and teleporter. For this we'll be going 80% gun ship, 20% teleporter. The Gunship is simple and very effective at all levels, you just load up on weapons and shoot till the opponent is dead. The teleporter room puts your crew into the enemy ship, where they disable rooms and fight enemy crew. You can't destroy the ship with boarders way but you can completely disable it allowing your guns to easily finish the job. Using the teleporter is more complicated and requires more AI to get working, but it is completely over powered for much of the early/mid game levels. The setup required to use it is completely worth the effort. Against anyone without AI, the teleporter has 99% chance of victory, which happens a lot at level 1-6.
For this strategy to work, you need to:
And of course follow the rest of the advice from the Pixel Perfect Beginners section, such as not hull rushing your ship and locking your favourite crew etc.