Martok, is this game easier to pick up than DW? I still haven't gotten into DW, probably just me not spending enough time with the game.
Yes, I'd say Armada 2526 is definitely easier to learn & play than Distant Worlds.
I too feel like I've not fully mastered DW (although I do like it); there's just so much....stuff to do in that game, that it gets overwhelming. Armada, on the other hand, is a relative snap to learn -- the mechanics & gameplay are generally simpler, and the UI is much more intuitive and easier to grasp.
I do like combat though and did read your posts about combat.
Yeah, it's not great. Of course, combat in Distant Worlds isn't exactly stellar either (no pun intended ), but it is still better than Armada's IMHO.
"Evil is easy, and has infinite forms." -- Pascal