Thats not really a good idea. The main reason why excessive turn times are bad is because they disrupt the gameplay flow. One minute youre fully engaged making plans for that turn and future turns, and then you spend 10 minutes waiting. If you keep staring at the screen you will get bored (which is not a good thing for a video game to do) and if you alt tab (even for a shorter period of time) you attention will shift from game to whatever it is you tabbed to, be it youtube or whatever.
If Vic adds something for you to click on the screen while turn is being calculated, thats basically trying to compete with other tabbed out things for your attention, and while i do respect Vic, i dont think he can compete with youtube or netflix.
So yeah, even if working on turn times has diminishing effect, thats still the best way to get it done, otherwise you will lose the player attention. Thats not a problem for some of you, because you are niche players who are willing to wait however many minutes, but if this game is ever going to reach people who are not niche players (like myself, i do love turn based games, but i will not sit and wait 5 minutes between turns, its just not fun) its not really good enough.
I said this elsewhere already, but i like this game so much, that in order to be able to play it in an acceptable way i would be willing to play a lobotomized version of it. Find out what is caused the turn times to be so long and just cut it, as sad as that sounds. Id rather play the game with even worse AI, than not play it at all. (obviously im talking about a separate game mode, last think i would want to do is take anything from anyone that they enjoy)
< Message edited by Uemon -- 6/10/2021 10:54:09 AM >