This is acantoni, new player on day 4 on the Fast server.
On one side i am quite happy to have found this game which reminds me of very old mmos like Beyond Protocol, on another i am a bit puzzled.
Comments on random orders which may also be wrong newbie impressions:
There is very little playing population, we know that but at this point i see potentially as a good thing as basic things are still not there and the game is not ready at all for “mainstream”
No fleet queuing orders !!! this i really thought it was a joke… it escape me how this is even possible.
This is essential, it cannot take 40 clicks to explore a system
Very poor QOL in general and clunky UI. Like no possible to change order of build queu in a planet… all these very small usability things we are all used to since 20+ years of rts/4x seems to have been totally forgotten
Poor/limited automation. I have not had warfare with other players but even setting trade runs is painful. all the automation is not there yet (from colony governors, to defense fleet, to automatic smart shipments, to conditional orders, ecc…) Beyond Protocol, a must more “hardcore” MMO which unfortunately failed 10+ years ago already had all these automation feature in place.
To name the most essential automation that MUST be there are 1) Automatic defense 2) Automatic exploration of a system (yes even if this carry additional risks) 3) Logistics automation from a neat interface 4)Better planet automation/queuing
Graphics are nice
My current thought is that diameter in a planet is potentially the most important factor to decide a colony together with 2nd species, mining % and temp/water… unfortunately, diameter is missing from the UI of the planets so you need to cycle them one by one
Notes for not colonised planet. My use case is simple… since diameter is important when i explore i would like to flag good planets with 20k+ diameter but i cant…need to use an excel instead
On the fast game i believe i got the hang of it, have already loads of research and credits but the motivation to play is very limited as there seems to be very little to do
Please change my mind!