Having looked over some of the suggestions and some of the topics in the modding section I have come to a startling realisation.
Cliffski, if you can add being able to save and deploy formations like ships then there is serious potential for absolutely gargantuan battles. My reasoning for this is quite simple:
In the modding section you’ve said that there are no arbitrarily added limits to the number of ships that can be on screen, which means there are only two things stopping players from having fleets with hundreds of large ships. The first is map size, which (and correct me if I’m wrong here) can be increased almost indefinitely. The second is time, but if players could deploy whole formations of ships with one mouse drag, coupled with the new mass deploy, vast fleets could be leveled at one another quickly and easily, leading to some truly, truly gratuitously massive battles. The kind where ships at the back don’t reach the front until theres already a debris field three miles thick around them.
What I’m trying to get at here is that with the right tweaks and additions this game could go from being awesome to being epic. Severely epic.