I’ve had some thoughts for things that would make the game easier to manage, particularly when you get to the late stages of the game. None of these are gameplay changes. Most of these can be done by hand but it’s a massive pain, especially for a game intended to be fairly light touch whenever you sit down to play.
- bring across the trade ledger
The ledger from proteus which shows your trade balance with other players.
Why? The trade ledger is awesome and it’s such a pain not having it, especially late game where techs trades are bith expensive and frequent
- a “do not build flag”
A flag you can put in a planet to prevent building on it. You should be able to check/uncheck from the galaxy screen, quick build and planet page. When checked you will not be able to build on any of the above (until you uncheck it of course) and when using the bulk spend tool it will ignore the planet
Why? It would allow you to ensure you don’t build on threatened or unsuitable locations without having to jump through hoops with names or play memory games, especially while spending thousands
- bulk build planning tool
Replace the current bulk build tool with a grid that looks something like below:
Type. | funds | build
Economy | 500 | 20
Industry. | 1000 | 20
Science | 0 | 0
Remaining funds: 1000
User can edit the funds or the build column and the rest auto updates. A nice extra would be to let you forecast how it would change with different levels of terra (e.g. Drop down to select terra level, but you can’t press “build” if it’s not your current level)
Why? It’s very difficult to work out what you’ll get from any given spend and this would help you understand and plan your spending better. Terra would help you make decisions about when to get the tech from an ally.
- “gate cost” added to the ruler
In addition to the existing ruler, add a part that shows the cost of building gates on any planets that do not have one and give a total cost for the route.
Why? Makes it easier to plan your logistics rows and weigh up cost/benefit of different options