Just a bit lacking in the user-friendly functionality department if you ask me… What was the point of this new Empire tab?
Yes, for the RUBY players, it's now easier to BUY the required parts to build special troops (respirators, mandrakes, scales, etc.), but it does absolutely nothing for the rest of us except "look pretty". Cosmetics aside, I have to say I prefer the old system… this one has only made things more difficult and frustrating. As mentioned above, it now takes more time to switch between outposts, costing valuable resources. It's also taken away our ability to immediately view our own outposts in the Map setting, as it now automatically jumps back to wherever you last were in the Map viewport, requiring you to then select your desired outpost again. What purpose did that serve?
And WHY? Why do we still have to either go into our Items and click on the Arsenal tab… OR go all the way into each outpost and subsequent Training Camp, click "Train Troops", scroll down to the appropriate special troop for that outpost, and then click "Train" again, only to find out that we don't have any of the special parts needed to build that particular troop?!?! Again, wasting more time and valuable resources!
If this new Empire tab is here to stay, I suggest it leaves a few changes to be desired… At the very least, I'd like to see in each outpost tab, an inventory of available special parts already acquired, next to the option to BUY more, so as to avoid the hassle above!
Thanks for your time and interest in our feedback… I look forward to the hopeful upcoming improvements!