Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but so far folks here have been good to me. This is not a criticism for the game, but rather a concerned customer/gamer having a lot of issues with 1.1.
I haven't really been playing a lot with the sandbox side of the game since 1.0 (I completed the campaign and tried a few small maps), but rather I spent most of the time designing ships and trading ideas with other forum members, both here and at steam. Aside from a number of small known issues, through out 1.0.x the game's been good to me... The biggest issue I ran into is the inconsistent zoom-out map icons for my custom ships. Almost everything is showing up as scouts (I have another thread discussing that). Mr. Startrek mentioned this is a known issue since beta... Its not an urgent fix, but it does make playing on large maps harder (by not knowing which ship is which).
The real problem, for me, comes in at 1.1 (any versions of 1.1 including the latest one) when many of my custom ships disappeared from the shipyard and design screen. Once again forum members came in for the rescue and told me to build 'hyperion' buildings. But even that is a hit or miss... sometimes everything shows up, sometimes a few ships are still missing (my ships doesn't require hypion shrinkage, in case anyone is thinking about that).
Because of the missing custom ships, I was forced keep the game on 1.03. Once the official 1.1 code came out, steam updated me to the latest 1.1 anyways and to my surprise neither the icon or the missing ship were fixed.... To be able to continue to play the game, I had to keep my game at 1.03 and keep steam in offline mode by blocking steam appe with my firewall to keep it from auto-updating GCIII.
Unfortunatley for me I don't think the missing ship is a widespread problem and the icon seems to be a minor issue for many of us... but with these two bugs working against each other I was ready to shelf the game (at least for a few months until maybe 1.2?). But seeing the Stardock's Dev (and frogboy woohoo!) online and answering questions gave me new confidence that they are addressing our issues.
I don't know what I need to send to stardock, but if one of the dev can tell me what you need, I will be happy to provide the approrpiate files for you to look at (maybe the missing ship's files?). Also any update on the zoom-out icon fix for custom ships?