I'm very excited about this! I've been waiting for a new DW for years, ever since I saw you in this forum mentioning you were working on something "unofficially" all those years ago.
A couple questions if you can answer them please:
1. If I set the ship designer to automatically upgrade ship designs, will it pull up templates like in DW-U, or will it upgrade the components already installed by me? (I'd prefer the second one)
2. This is a complex one: Is it possible to have multiple designs of the same hull at the same time (e.g. the same destroyer hull, but one design acting as an escort and another with different weapons/modules acting as a screen ship) and have the game automation easily recognize them, keep track of them in their different fleet templates, upgrade their designs separately, and upgrade the ships according to their model line (instead of upgrading to the latest changed model)?
3. Can I customize the automation AI? For example, tell it that if I have X amount of credits/resources, then it should go ahead and build Y building in any planet it is able to? Or have my construction ship go and build mine stations on planets that have Z resource at W% availability only inside my borders, or this far from a certain colony?
4. Is there new music?
Thank you in advance, and sorry if these are too many questions!