A player must count oil derricks and power generators to check whether enough of the latter exist. After losing a power generator when the number of oil derricks is not divisible by 4, a player may also have to cycle through power generators to find out how much power capacity has been lost (unless he has a good memory).
I propose to instead inform a player directly about both oil derrick quantity and power generator capacity. This information should be easy to access without being too intrusive. You can help me to find a good solution.
There are 4 locations where such information could be displayed, as shown in the picture below:
- 0: info messages could inform about a shortage of power generators, but are my least preferred option: They are short-lived and already notify about many other events, such as unit losses.
- 1: console messages could print the information when clicking on a power generator, or, alternatively, the HQ.
- 2: the status area could print an updated count of both oil derricks and power generator capacity.
- 3: the power bar might be enhanced, e.g. by printing red barrels following yellow barrels to indicate how much power potential is wasted.