When to use other command centers seems at least partially obvious to me,
- Scavenger - Fast upgrades, quick claims, plenty of carbon
- Scientific - Plenty of low level water tiles, expensive food, etc
- Robotics - Limited water, fuel, etc. Expensive electronics, Glass, silicon, etc.
Note - Don't read too much into these I super generalized and left out key parts for the sake of brevity.
But with Seneca and their +1 claim per upgrade and their 50% less steel used to upgrade I'm not entirely certain the best strategy to use here. The only thing I can come up with is when there's a limited supply of a single resource and you want to snatch it all up for yourself quickly, but that strategy typically backfires on me and I get bought out quickly those games.
Is Seneca just bad or is there some other strategy that they're good for that I'm not seeing?