I want auto attack, but i would like to change a few other features. One of the things i did is build upwards of 20 survey ships that could survey the entire map, and set them to auto survey. The only problem i saw with this they wouldn't survey the nearest anomaly if one of my other ships further away was headed towards it even if the anomaly was next to the ship. I would like to change this to survey the nearest anomoly even if i have ateady assigned a ship to survey this. The other ship will change course of course.
About sentry or guard that did not like was if a rnrmy ship approached the guarded position the game didn't stop to give me a reason to do this. Maybe i couldn't notice the game showing me my guarded position, because of my dozens of automated ships i will never know, because of to many ships. What it needs to do is stop right here, so i will know that i need to do someyhing, or that their is a ship i should be concerned about. This wouldn't be a concern if i could combine guard with auto attack.
About upgrading i have another option usually i picked the ability to upgrade all my survey ships of a certain module. This usually put me into debt, because i didn't like the hassle of upgrading each ship. I would like an option to upgrade all ships of a certain class that i can afford.