There have been countless times where I have attacked a family only to learn they are at war with another family already. I think a cool idea would be to make war declarations public. Maybe put them over on the right side of the layout next to the universal news where it shows the recent attacks made.
Also, I think in addition to displaying the active wars for everyone to see, make it so you can click on the war and it will show the war stats… like how many attacks have been made, which family is up/down and by how many planets since war was declared.
This will help lower vulturing and take away the excuse “I didn’t know”.
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