Roger, respectfully, you should actually try the UFO mod as it currently stands before commenting further mate
Your posts make it apparent you think this is something new and untested in the manner of making fleets/wings as opposed to some ground breaking work in removing the slow clumsy menu navigation required to access the functions of a truly inspired and much used mod.
Actually I do (and did) give credit where credit is due, the UI adaptations are ok and shows that some nice UI changes can be done (I would not go so far as to call the UI design inspired - it is basically the same look and feel as X3 wings - but it is good technical work
When I get the time I will have a look at UFO but I know there have been reports of it actually breaking some of the base AI which put me off (possibly resolved now - the reports were a while ago). Besides which, I like to participate in the public beta testing so my main games have been kept vanilla (except for one brief look at some cosmetic mods - which did not last).
In addition - as a rule, I like to find the limits of the Vanilla game before I make a personal judgement about what I think needs to be changed/modded (and more importantly how I feel it should be changed - I do not subscribe to the school of thought along the lines of "it was good enough for the older X games so it is good enough for X-Rebirth"
) - I have not quite completed that assessment yet as I have been doing other things and not had as much time to play X-Rebirth as much as I would have really liked (insufficient additional play time to mess around with mods and modding properly).
Regardless of what UFO does or does not do, it does not change the basis of my original query - which never really got answered. But the OP did explain their intent well enough, which is good enough as far as I am concerned.
Roger (aka [SRK] Mr^Rabbit
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