Since the old one (I'm fairly sure we had an old one) has faded into the ether, and with the advent of 2.0/Apocalypse I figured it would be a good time to start another discussion (especially since it would be rude to keep cluttering the Random Video Game Image thread).
I've gotta say, the changes between 1.9 and 2.0 are pretty damn massive, it almost feels like a new game. Some things are confusing (especially if you missed them in the patch notes/didn't bother reading them). The fleet manage seems to like creating phantom ship groups, not sure what's up with that- it may just be my inexperience or a glitch, we'll see.
I do appreciate that the Curator labs aren't a module any more, rather buffs that apply to your science ships without needing to upgrade. Well, I mean you don't need to "upgrade" them any more at all since they (somehow) update to the latest tech whenever you develop it without having to return to home. Which I appreciate from a logistical standpoint even though it threw me for a loop when I developed the Curator survey lab.
I feel vaguely annoyed when the ship designer keeps cranking out "auto-best" designs since experience has taught me to never trust the computer to handle things.
In my current game I've got a wide empire but ended up with bugger all planets. Might have to go Voidborne and start cranking out habitats and eventually Ringworlds.
Anyway, please share your thoughts on the game if you're playing.
Edit: I also appreciate the new reactor systems, not having to juggle that balance between shields, reactors, and generators. I get the feeling that the reactor booster auxiliary isn't all that useful early on.
Also not sure how I feel about missile tech getting shoved off into the "Guided" category to share room with torpedoes. Kinda liked having my fleets use nothing but missiles. Oh well. It makes some sense, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Edit2: The fact that Democratic mandates now give unity instead of influence also confused me and messed up my claiming systems for a bit.
Edited by Pennpenn, 24 February 2018 - 10:23 PM.