[First off, I love your game. Bought it over the weekend, and I know I will be addicted to this for hours & hours of my free time to come. Very good job, excellent game!!!]
Okay, one thing that is frustrating to me (as a newbie player) is knowing how long it will take my ship to repair. It is hard to tell how long it will take in open-space, by a planet, and in a stardock. Some people have said that there are different time frames for repairing the ship. Also, some people have told me to go upgrade, and it will repair everything. [Just playing through my first map, so hard to try everything!!!]
But, I would suggest that you have a popup to tell the person how long it will take to repair in empty space, stardock, planetside, etc. Maybe it is a bar like this...
60 (now) / 120 (total HP)
Openspace: +1hp/turn = 60 turns
Planetside: +2hp/turn = 30 turns
Spacedock: +5hp/turn = 12 turns
Repair Faculty: +15/turn = 4 turns
Maybe have another stardock that specializes in repair work. And, some type of tech tree where you can either create the capability yourself or you can pay a stardock to fix your up 100% for a certain amount of money.
Problem I have been experiencing is that I hate to enter any fight because it takes my ships WAY TOO LONG TO HEAL. I am finding that it is easier to just build a new ship, which is not really (as realistic) as it should be. I mean that it looks like it is easier to change your tire on your car, get the dent pulled out, and do a little paint job on your car after a fendbender versus building an entire new car.
So, maybe an adjustment to the game or something should occur given the above idea.
Thanks for making our lives better. Very good game.