I think how it should work is when you see the message for the damaged ship, and you click that message, and you see the damaged ship.., you can than go to the Empire Navigation Tool and go through the Constructors. When you have the constructor you want, you than click on it, and it will then appear in the Selection Panel, and there is a button that says "Repair the damaged ship you are looking at right now..," something like that.
I am not explaining this well, but the Main Screen Interface does not work great. For example, (1) the Empire Navigation Tool and the Selection Panel should remain functional no matter what window you have up; (2) despite what it says, the Selection Panel frequently takes you right to the unit.., it should never go to the unit(s) unless you specifically click a field in it that will take you there; the Empire Navigation Tool and the Selection Panel need to work better together without affecting the Main Screen. For example, the Constructor situation, or any similar one, you should be able to go back and forth with Empire Nav Tool and the Selection Panel without affecting the main screen.., and with this, the Selection Panel should have more buttons.. ,like, "Attack the Alien Ship on your main screen, fix the ship on your main screen, land troops at the planet that is on your main screen.., etc"
Also, the button that allows you to find the nearest military unit.., it should also allow you to click again to find the next nearest, and the next, etc.., and ping it on the map so you can see what is the best thing to do instead of pausing the game and figuring out the best thing to do.
I am not a good writer.., but I know what I am seeing and I have seen all the features I have mentioned in other games.., just not sure which game(s) because I have so many (like we all do).
Anyway, this game is interesting and well done, but the micromanagement stuff is bother me because it appears to be able to fixed very easily with some interface enhancements.
< Message edited by balto -- 11/12/2011 2:24:17 AM >