Since the 0.82 changes to fleet warp speed selection we’ve seen requests to bring back the ability to manually set the speed because:
- Maximum warp had the highest fuel consumption and reduced the possible range a fleet could travel
- Different warp speeds made it possible to synchronize fleets at different distances from a point to arrive there at around the same time
To fix the first point regarding fuel consumption, we released a followup patch 0.825 a couple of days after to simplify fuel consumption.
The second point about synchronizing arrival times is a fair one, but we’d prefer to hold off making any changes for now until players have had a chance to evaluate the change to speed selection within the context of the new galaxy we have on the way.
If at that time players still feel strongly that the ability needs to be retuned, of course we’ll look at getting it done (in a way that doesn’t conflict with the original intention which was to simplify speed selection to be more new-player friendly and less click-intensive). Your patience with this is appreciated!