After three hours of play…
Build a ship selection process is driving me nuts. I will have to go in to GSB files somewhere and delete all and sundry old designs. The two-column thing–whaaaa? Is there a way to say “build X of these?”
Combat rewards combined arms in those small scale battles. Nice.
The little screen that pops up prior to battle screen–click anywhere to fight–seems unclear to me. Way on left are some names, way on right, defeat, victory, retreat. So does that mean Player X name on right fought this fleet and defeated it, or met defeat vs. it? In the campaign game, or in online challenges? Is Beta, might have graphics revision to come along later. . .
Click on planet A. Click on fleet 1. Go out to universe map, click planet B. Fleet 1 window still floating there, even though Fleet 1 is back at planet A. Is this intentional?
From universe screen, selecting fleet is difficult–mouse hover shows other words if mouse is over round fleet icon toward the top, one must hover in bottom half of icon or even below the fleet icon to get the fleet name to pop up.
From universe screen, with fleet selected, box pops up over system neighboring starting system that says not all ships can go there. Is there a way to see what ships that refers to? This gave me pause for the first ten minutes, as it wasn’t clear that box ONLY referred to the system over which it appears–I thought it was possible the box referred to the move going on elsewhere (and the box was displaced so I could see the graphics representing the fleet movement under way).
Final comment for the early morning: boy, winning any online or basic game challenge with 30% of your fleet intact is wahoo, a win is a win.
Win with 30 percent of your fleet in campaign remaining…that’s a disaster. LOVE IT. Finally, something beyond mashing the fleets together with the intent to come out just ahead. . .