I’ll list some suggestions I have for the Deployment screen UI. I’m interested in everyone else’s ideas as well:
- When having a ship selected, allow a modifier key to be pressed such that when you click on another ship you get a radial menu letting you chose to escort, protect, etc. said ship.
- Have a modifier key to allow you to copy (including orders) the selected ship(s) when you drag (i.e. select a formation and hold down the ctrl key while dragging to copy the entire formation).
- Have the “formation” order applied to a group that you select rather than requiring the targeting method currently employed.
- Change the ship selection menu to a spreadsheet-like menu that shows the ship size, hull, and name.