Bought GalCiv3 about a year ago, but have been sitting on it until recently since I wasn't so thrilled about how it played back then. I decided it was about time to pick it up again, and added a couple of DLCs and the Mercenaries expansion before getting back into it. Long story short, GalCiv3 has had the same sort of negative effect on my sleeping habits that Galciv2 did back in those days.
Anyway, you guys know how whenever you research a new Engineering or Warfare tech, it sometimes unlocks more advanced iterations of existing warships? It goes in a series from M1, M2, to M3 and so on. Well... I wasn't exactly thrilled with the default options presented to me (having to stop and redesign my warships whenever a new upgrade is available is a drag, and really slows down the game), and decided to make my own ship series that takes more advantage of the new Ship Roles. So I started up a new game, and used it as a ship-design save game, and made liberal use of the console to unlock the technologies I need for successive iterations of my custom ships in sequence.
End result; the better part of 2 weeks later, I'm almost done with the Terran Alliance apart from the endstage for weapons, and updated versions for the smaller hull classes. And that's just for one faction.
I'm happy enough with what I managed, but... is there some way to expedite the process I don't know about? Not feeling so keen on repeating the process for the other playable factions at the moment...