I'm relatively new. I bought this game two weeks after my first game because it was so fun, but they were moving so slow I wanted more games open!
I was completely shocked and upset to find that there was absolutely no way to figure out what happened in a game that people were talking about. Another example of my disappointment was when my partner would tell me something about turn X, and by the time i log on, there is no indication of what happened in what order, and so there is no way to put context to chat. Maybe this adds to the strategy of the game somehow?
My main concern is that I have no way to review a fog of war game after it is over. I love playing fog of war (I'm a former starcraft player/fanatic) but part of the thrill is learning from people who are better than you, and emulating them and their strategies. Is there not an option, perhaps, because it somehow exposes a players strategy, and therefore invading their privacy?
Even in standard no fog of war, I can't go to an "epic" game of less than 30 rounds and review what was so "epic" about it. That is always fun to do!
I play a lot of Chess on Pogo (I go through phases) where they have a flash format. The back button is awesome for, at least while you are in game, reminiscing about the "what if's" and "might have beens." The "if I only logged on before him's" etc. I know this isn't flash, and I'm not suggesting that the entire game be changed to a different format, but is is that a back button, or a review option, is not available due to privacy issues? or server space?
I know I'd pay an extra 5 bucks a year for a back button. I don't mean to come off as someone who complains, but I just don't think I could stay interested in a game where I can not measure my own improvement over time (be it years or months). Is asking for a limited number of save spaces (if it is a server issue) too much? 50 games each, for the people who pay?