After quite few weeks I still have trouble finding some information - especially how many cards i have active. Previously i only had to pay attention to number, now i actually have to look and try to decipher this small icon like stuff. And even on full hd monitor I do have trouble deciding if I have a new card or not.
What are you looking at? Are you looking at the icons at the top? If you click those little cards on the top left of your screen your cardmenu will open. You get a big screen with your current cards and cardpieces. This works both on mobile and on pc.
Animations are just annoying and probably too long.
You dont have to watch the animations. You can use the menu.
The Watch button goes through the orders one by one, playing the animations and showing everything (or if you have grouped deployments and grouped movements turned on for whatever reason, then it plays them all by one. Id definitely not advice using those settings though).
The arrows underneath it allow you to decide when you go to the next order. You can see every order individually at your own speed.
The show all button just shows you all the orders at the same time
and if thats still not fast enough for you, you can use the skip button to just skip it all anyways.
Automatic phase shifts are also annoying. If this would be opt in/out than great. But this was forced upon me and I'm not a fan.
Agreed, id rather have it that I can decide when Im done with my deployments.
Removing of chat is also bad decision. I can't even talk on standard map. People I've played with had moved on and I don't have tools to connect to new ones.
Chat wasnt removed. Its right there at the bottom:
General chat, team chat and private chat can all be found there. Chat is in the same location on phone
Looking on number of open games and how long i need to wait for a game on average, I'm not the only one :( .
This is because most people moved to QM, a quicker way to get open games on a variety of templates. You should try it!