So...I get the message "Ship XXX is under attack from a giant kaltor"
Ok, I'm on it. I've got a fleet sitting around just waiting for this to happen.
So...I click the news message to find out where the attack is happening, as any leader of a glactic empire would ("Advisor, where is the attack?"). It selects the ship under attack and shows me where the offending giant kaltor is. Ok, righto, then I go to and select the fleet to attack the beast. So, the fleet is now selected....and I can't find the target anymore. So, I have to write down the system, then zoom back into it, and try and find the creature...? Really this gets very very tiresome. Why can't I right click pirates and critters, and select a fleet to attack them? Is there a way to simplify this that I am missing?
Ok, and, while I'm on it, it's stinking ridiculous that when I click on a message "Ship X is under attack" THATIT selects the ship, becaase half the time the ship has already escaped and so I end up looking at a ship zooming through the galaxy, and I have NO idea where the damned critter is. I want to know *where* the event happened, I don't care about much else.
I am trying hard, and maybe I am too set in my ways, but I am finding dealing with the interface to be a very uphill battle, constantly.