How do you guys feel about three ages in the research tree?

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Overall I like the idea, but if I want to bee-line for, say, planetary invasion to overrun my neighbor quickly, I have to research a bunch of arbitrary things that aren't part of my research goal, just to get to the next 'age' so I can research planetary invasion.  I guess I feel like it takes some control away from the player when planning research goals.