This isn’t really a sugegstion for Cliff so much as it is a thought experiment to generate discussion, but I just had a strange idea and wanted to know if I was completely insane or if other people agree with me… or you know, both…
What if there was a way to apply tags to ships?
We could apply tags like “Anti-fighter”, “Fast”, “Tanks”, or even “ECM”? We already have “Cruiser”, “Frigate”, and “Fighter” tags…
I’m thinking this could be helpful in deploying ships – searching and filtering by tag instead of just going through ship names. You could assign tags based on the ship’s function, role, speed, weaponry, or whatever other aspect you consider important.
Even if we had to impose ridiculously arbitrary limits like only one or two tags per ship, or some maximum total of tags, it still seems like it would provide a valuable organization tool and allow players to excessive a little creativity.
In hindsight maybe “folders” and “subfolders” would be a better organization tool than tags.
In any case, I think I’ve had too much caffeine now. Or not enough.