Re: New Covert Operation
The main problem with cov ops is that you can't make everyone happy. Either it's worth doing, and everyone who gets hit gets angry, or it's not worth doing, and everyone who likes cov ops gets angry.
I think the underlying problem is the lack of interactivity. When you're attacked, that's a cue to do something you wouldn't otherwise do: arrange defense, recall attack fleets, produce ships, etc. When you're cov opped, it's already too late. There's nothing you can do, you should've already done it. And that's a bad feeling. Additionally, while you could've gotten immune, that feels more like a tax on fun than a real choice to make. You could've instead spent those funds on doing more entertaining stuff, like building your fleet.
I have discovered a truly marvelous solution to this problem, which this forum post is too small to contain.
(P.S. No I haven't.)
The outraged poets threw sticks and rocks over the side of the bridge. They were all missing Mary and he felt a contented smug feeling wash over him. He would have given them a coy little wave if the roof hadn't collapsed just then. Mary then found himself in the middle of an understandably shocked family's kitchen table. So he gave them the coy little wave and realized it probably would have been more effective if he hadn't been lying on their turkey.