I have a mod request. In Civ V, there exists an option to start the game at a later Age (I usually started at the Industrial Age). I have not seen any such option in this game, and I would expect there are some others out there that would also enjoy such a setup, as you could get to the large fleet battles that looked so fun in the dev streams much faster. Back in Beta, I could give myself the requisite techs one by one if I didn't want to unlock all of them all at once, but that was a bit tedious, and it didn't put the computer players on the same level. It's not as fun to have huge hull ships against small ships.
I have 3 ideas on start points, if it is actually possible to mod this. First would be a (relatively) simple set where all of the Age of Expansion techs are researched. Second would be a custom start point, my ideal start point would be:
Medium Hulls & second level ship upgrades
3 Terraforming enhancements
Level 2 buildings for Production, Science, and Economy unlocked
Level 2 weapons & defenses for Beam, Missile, and Kinetic weapons and armors
The third option would be to have a selection option on the Game Settings screen for which age to start in (like Civ V), but that would probably be more of a Future Idea than a mod.
I appreciate any and all feedback on this. I wish I could go into the code and figure this out myself, but I am not a computer savvy person.