As we discussed, OzWolf is reworking the UI for 0.95 again based on the feedback we've received, as well as finishing other parts of it (Fleet Logistic screen)
Here's a rundown of what we're doing:
1. Keep the minimalist style/rearranged so the gameplay field is as unobstructed as possible.
2. Unit/ability/tech icons not achromatic. Keeping overall ability/research icon style of simple symbols that communicate what they do, but more colour to help differentiate at a glance.
3. Alert windows now text instead of pictures. More compact, and now I find them a lot more useful.
4. Rename button now says name, as opposed to being an arrow pointing up.
5. Planet icons: You'll see them later.
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