im not sure about most of the ideas here, to be honest the numbers are hurting my brain at 4:31 in the morning
i just have 1 thing id like to put forward
id like a way to drop your fleet supply level. for instance, if you have 600 fleet supply in a fleet (arbitrary number) and you are getting steamrolled and dont have the time or the ability to re-use those slots, (i.e. the enemy is destroying your ships faster than you can build them/faster than resources are coming in) you have fleet supply you CANT use, nd in the meantime its chewing up a large percentage of your resource income that you really need elsewhere to save your ass.
so, to that end, id like a way to fire all those union workers, to use one of the analogys in this thread. not sure how yet, maybe a button somewhere, maybe make it only pressable once you are in the above mentioned position?
Being able to scuttle fleet supply seems like a sound compromise to me. Even if it costs money to reduce your fleet supply, if saving money from the upkeep is worth it to you, then you should be able to do it.
I think this is the best idea put forward so far, but I think it should increas in cost every time you decreas and then increase your fleet supply. If you have done this 3 - 4 times, I think it should cost at least double, or even triple, the original cost. This would keep the decision to change fleet supply levels an important one, but allow for more flexibility.
are you saying it should cost to decrease fleet supply? its a fair suggestion, since it should make the decision carry more weight, but im just thinking, in the context of the situation i supplied above, you dont have all that many resources to begin with... so raising the funds to decrease you fleet supply may be problematic, depending on how much it costs...
also, again, making it more expensive to upgrade is fair and understandable, but in reality it would be cheaper to upgrade again as all the logistics support is already in place and built and just needs people to man it...
i dont know how to get around this, maybe decreasing your supply shouldnt cost money, but slows production for a while because workers are protesting being fired etc? as or increasing, making it more expensive is definitly the most logical way, but idn, realistically it seems wrong to me?