okay, honestly I believe that icons represent more work than ANYTHING else in this mod, more than modelling the ships making the stats everything it is a nightmare.
screw icons, screw anyone who whines about them, you have no concept of the hell that is icons....
I feel your pain EJ. Though SoA 2 has proper icons, and YES they are a MAJOR pain in the ass to make. I had to do some trickery to make more than 3 factions show up. Ironclad was so kind as to leave slots for only the default sins ship lineups on the UI textures. Unless someone knows the UI texture grid system, and can make grid templates for the ridiculous amount of UI textures. We are stuck with what we have available to us. My trickery involved duplicating existing textures, and renaming them. Along with duplicating/renaming the associated brush files. So now we have an even more ridiculous amount of UI textures.
If we had grid templates this would make things so much easier.