Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 12:23:
Slashman wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 11:23:
As much as I'm looking forward to playing Stardrive 2, I feel I have to plug Star Ruler 2 here.
I highly recommend anyone interested in 4x games to check out Star Ruler 2. Those guys deserve some publicity and support.
From what I have seen of Star Ruler 2, the interface seems very...busy. Can you confirm?
I haven't found it to be so. It is very intuitively laid out.
The interface uses a tabbed system like a web browser. You can switch between galaxy, diplomacy, designs (ship), research and open additional tabs. If you double click on a planet, that opens in a new tab. There is a limit to how many tabs can be open at once though so it will close the least used ones as you go. You can click the button on the right side of the rightmost tab to open a new window with a choice of additional tabs to open as well...exactly like a web browser.
The galaxy interface is pretty clean. There are alert along the top right side which descend in a column. Each set of alerts can be minimized or turned off altogether by clicking the small '...' button on the bottom. There are about 19 toggle-able categories in all.Screenshot
Note in the screenshot that I have the menu open for selecting which alerts are visible. You can see some alerts are open and some are minimized. Most alerts which have no events don't appear even if toggled on.