Just started playing the game yesterday and am enjoying it more and more as I get over the learning curve. One question for those more experienced players is what do you do to get the gist of what’s coming up in the battle. I mean obviously, you can determine the enemy race, spatial anomaly and general make-up of ships by look at the deployment phase. The trouble I find is that I don’t know the game well enough and can’t zoom in advance to see what ships are there aside from a general size estimation. (fighter vs. frigate vs cruiser). I still find myself having to run through it blind a couple times to get a feel for what I’m up against and then being able to design a counter.
Is this the norm or are there methods that I’m missing?