+1 on this, working great as well, only thing I see as issue is there should be a few more resource nodes (nearest ore one to me at one location is about 20mins and there's several players btwn me and it)
What was done: Essentially they separated the resources into a separate node that cannot be captured. Everything else is basically the same. Looks like the competition will be done through the trade nodes now (the competition has it as trade nodes) Exception for rare res nodes; they can be captured and held and still generate trade income (but seems to be a bit less, not sure)
Pros- will have same setup for capturing the trade nodes as before (now with auto-connect!) those that wish to grind may do so on the resource nodes and those that want trade routes may now have them without having to fight so much for them (excluding competitions) Less ships needed to use the trade nodes.
Cons- Less resources coming in (might need to up mine output to balance the loss in ore most will have here). Less overall nodes to gather resources from (should be remedied IMHO) More ships needed to get a full haul out of the res nodes.
Chat looks much better. Can be read at all times and fade out works better than before.
The flash notifications don't seem to be working at all.
Mail icon is a bit too small but works, that might just be my personal preference...
The click to accelerate on the mini map makes it very hard to navigate as it make it so much more able to click on that instead of where you want to go. -1 here
A few changes to the leader page that makes it easier to do things and cleaner.
Really diggin this set of changes overall. Was a bit hesitant when i was reading about this upcoming change, but think it will work out well. Still don't see any way of tearing down reinforcement yet or ships without tearing down entire builds... but they did fix the display issue with the income and the battles do seem to be working better so far as i've seen but I've never really had too much issue there myself
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