The rulebook has some pretty strict rules about accessing the website and creating tools. I’d like to ask for these to be revisited, and relaxed.
You are forbidden from using any program other than a web browser to access imperialconflict.com. Any tools or programs you use that gives you an added advantage and is not cleared by the Imperial Conflict team and made available to every player is illegal.
The first rule has lead to some funny tools. IIRC Mapgen and GINA required copy/pasting the contents of a web page to get data. There was also once a grease-monkey script for populating the fleet page for mass attacking (grease-monkey was a browser plugin that allowed scripts to run in the web browser and modify specific pages, so you were still accessing the page via a web browser).
The second rule was a problem when I wrote GINA. When I asked for permission to release, it felt like I got a scolding for not asking permission to develop it. It also took quite a while to finally get permission to post it.
I’d like to ask for the rules to be relaxed to allow tool development, and maybe allow tools to access the website directly. This game rewards those who can log in at regular intervals to take advantage of build times and avoid resource decay. I can’t do that anymore, but I could write a program that could if the rules allowed.