Another thing. I've noticed that to do well at this game, you need to log in OFTEN. You don't have to DO much, but you have to keep checking to see if any new ships have entered scanning range, or if one of your allies has messaged you. What would be good is if, at least for paying users, you have the option of email alerts. Get an email whenever an important in-game event occurs. Maybe with an options menu with a bunch of tick boxes to decide exactly what events you want to be notified of... e.g. maybe some people will want to be told when their ship arrives at a system, while others are better at keeping mental track of their ETAs, and only need to be informed of unpredictable events, like new fleets entering their space. That'd save people a lot of time in terms of how often they need to log in.