First off, I'd like to thank Veqryn, semi-retiree Wisconsin and all other developers for their hard work. And even though I don't understand a word of the tech babble on this forum, I love watching the game evolve.
However, one thing has been bothering me for a long time. It's just a minor flaw. But still...
Since I lack any historic knowledge whatsoever, I never know what countries I'm supposed to fight against. WWII-games are easy (Everybody against the nazis). But other maps make me confused. And I don't want to read the long boring game descriptions to find out - heck, I just want to fight - ASAP!
My suggestion is to clarify the alliances better, right before a game begins. Otherwise it might scare off noob:s and lazy people, and (as in my case) stupid people.
Using my killer photoshop-skills, I've provided a concept of how it can be done.
i could be wrong but right now it is either done in Alphabetical order (useless if true), or in Turn Order (which i prefer).
i can probably figure out how to do this, but instead of having a giant line on the screen dividing alliances, I would rather just have the players listed in Turn Order, then with their alliance names to the right of their names.