This is really great, however, will it affect saved games? Will a "minor" patch i.e. 1.3.1 work in a game started with 1.3? I definitely know once 1.4 comes out the 1.3 games go out the window.
You guys are so efficient in your patching process and features additions that I am never able to finish a game on Insane/Abundant/Abundant without having to start over again. Never mind mods. I am not asking to stop the updates, that is really awesome and not what I want but could someone please figure out a way for the player to easily postpone updates at least until a current game is done, and yes, I know the opt-in is optional but Stardock has been so efficient, the real patch comes very quickly on it's heels anyway. This is an unintended consequence of the move to online distribution and how steam works, with boxed software I could always decide myself when to update, now the decision is taken away from me.
Rant over, BTW I really love this game, if I didn't the issue would be inconsequential to me.