That's the latest public version. I'm experimenting with torpedoes in my local version but I'm not sure they're a good idea since the original design doesn't include them and they'd end up pretty grafted on.
Okay, new version. If you haven't got the map you need one of the previous versions that come with it.
Lots of changes, I don't remember all of them but I did nerf plasma weapons vs big targets (less damage boost) and added torpedoes to big ships that do quite a lot of damage but can be shot down (big ships only use them on other big ships, the new torp bombers can shoot at anything). I think the torpedoes have a detonation distance that prevents them from hitting small ships with full force even when fired at them but on big ships they do the full damage (and the antimatter warheads work well vs small ships too).
Oh and I did nerf the advanced automation perk for global builds (only a 15% build time reduction instead of 50%, build times on carriwers remain halved) since I figure that in the late game the buildtime for those large things is the bottleneck and a player who can spit them out faster would have a big advantage. The Comet had its lasers replaced with kinetic weapons as the lasers were too good at intercepting torpedoes.
Custom formations doesn't work. It looks like default movement and custom formations are being overridden by a gadget, if so could it become a widget so people can choose. The forced formations clump ships too much, the direction can't be controlled and they can't bend. I ended up spending most of my time manually spreading out my ships.
The radar resolution perk makes radar break. The bottom 1/3 of the map become uncovered by radar and it looks like the resolution has only been increased vertically.
Could some indication of income be added to the UI?
It would be good if perks had a better explanation of their effects. If they affect a weapontype name which ships use that type.
Balance wise torpedo ships look UP because the torpedo is very easy to kill.
The direction can actually be controlled, when you drag a line the arrow indicates the forward direction. It might be possible to use a widget instead but I couldn't figure out how (was hard enough to make the current system).
Gravidar resolution increase works perfectly fine for me (it shows the actual grav data, the regular view is mosaiced), are you playing on some strange map perhaps?
I've got a display for planet income and total income on my todo list (would show a number above every planet plus a line to the unit that's effecting the number and a list of how many planets of which income class you have). It's probably not intuitive that regular ships give +5, carriers +20 and starbases +25 income from a planet (highest value is used, no stacking).
Guess I could list the ships that have each weapontype a perk affects, except maybe for mass drivers (almost all ships have a kinetic gun somewhere). Listing the effects of the more guns perk would be very long though.
Torpedo ships (at least the small ones) can be set to volley fire which makes them fire 12 torpedoes in one burst. If you have trouble overcoming point defenses that may be a good option.
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