Ok I will probably have many more, but these two annoy me a little over and over again.
1. Tech trading: sometimes the AI offers you tech at a considerable lower price then when you would have to buy it from them yourself. Now that's fine by me, but.... I would like to have a look at my own tech tree before I decide whether to agree to their deal or not. At the moment I refuse almost all deals, simply because I want to have a look at my own research first
Why? Not because it's convenient. But because accepting can have serious consequences for your own research branch!! If you buy a technology in a 3 choice branch you have not researched yourself yet, you are UNABLE to make a choice yourself for it! And I'm sorry, but I really do not know all items in all tech trees by head! When you have researched that branch and purchase or get another branch then the one you researched yourself it works fine
Although I still wonder, will the effects staple?? or is your choice locked in...f.e. missiles more accurate/less mass/ cheaper to build; when I choose more accurate and another faction offers me less mass..will it exclude or staple the two? Same applies to which party you select in the diplomacy screen: will the bonuses stack or are any other options locked out? (still no answer on that)
2. Diplomacy: sometimes the AI asks/begs you for a certain technology to aid them in their war efforts. I like that; but......before I agree or disagree I would like to have a look at the powerranking!! Or get a report on them and their rivals (that last one is probably something for the expansion spies/intelligence and diplomacy).
Why? Well simply because I haven't the faintest idea why I should or should not give in to their request at the moment (do they really need that tech? would they really likely be annihialated when they don't get it? what would be best for my own ambitions? etc.)
I believe when both suggestions are being dealt with, it would add so much more depth and joy to the game. Especially with the massive scale the game is at now, with 100+ races competing on insane maps.
Just my two cents, wondering if anyone else has the same issues.