As an alternative to increasing the size of builds (currently limited to 5,000 ships), or in addition to an increase in the limit, can we have an option so we can set a colony to build a fleet, and when done, repeat the build, either until we manually stop this, or a limit, set by the user when the repeat is setup, is reached. As it is now, to build ten fleets of 5,000 ships, all 50,000 ships are built at the same time, and will complete at roughly the same time. It would be nice to be able to get a stream of spaced out completions of 5,000 ships.
Repeat last build option
I would agree with this only if all auto builds were held and only re queued to start again when a player logged in. Otherwise u could set all ur stars to build ships, not log in for a year and have one heck of a huge fleet. Inactivity in game shouldnt be rewarded. Im saying that after taking a three month break from game. With that caveat in place I love this idea. Also if building queue was actualy treated like a queue only building the top item instead of building all queued items at once would be nice.
I agree that it doesn't appear to make sense to allow a player to setup a walk of ship builds and have them go for a year while the player doesn't play. On the other hand, I think the builds should continue for shorter durations, say a week or two, to allow for some breaks from the game.