... is really frustrating.
I like playing with the ship designer, it's flexible and fun. However, I find it almost impossible to keep track of my designs after a while.
Now, I'm not doing anything crazy but I like to have two of each combat ship: one with fancy weaponry and one budget laser-boat style thing. The problem here is that only the latest one shows up on the list unless I uncheck the little box up top. Not a huge issue, granted, but tedious after upgrading a few ships. I thought a good way to get around this little problem was to use the "Upgrade" button, which as far as I could tell just updated the equipment and added a number to the end (did the patch fix these being almost entirely random? They seem to be sequential now), all well and good unless you upgrade two Destroyers, for example. In this case they get upgraded but renamed to be the same. Grr!
So I got tired of upgrading by hand and assumed the AI would be neater. Unfortunately it spammed some more versions of the ships and removed the names from all my Space Stations. Boo!
Also, why can't I edit ship designs? It seems odd that I have to make a clone of it and remove the old one.
Has anyone else had problems with these issues, or am I just being dense and missing something obvious? If so, what should I be doing?
(Note, though I sound negative this is the only issue I've had with this game :) )
< Message edited by Ignus -- 3/31/2010 4:27:12 AM >