The info you added in brackets on the pop up messages is helpful in understanding how to get going in the game. It is night and day from what it was yesterday, nice job! I love the '!' marks...great idea.
A couple of things to make the tutorial better:
- The first time you click on the shield for inventory, have a message that explains how to actually equip items. (If a item is highlighted, its equipped.) I saw that somewhere later on but it needs to come up the first time its opened.
- Point out that you can click on the '+' signs at the top left to expand your armies and cities.
- Add a hint to move north if a certain number of turns goes by without progress in that direction.
- The first time a shard is discovered, put the '!' on it and explain how to use it. All it tells you now is that you have to research something to use it. It needs to say how you can actually get to that point. If it's too early in the game for it to be available, mention that so the player isn't left wondering if they missed something.
If I think of some other ideas I'll mention them as well but that's all for now.
Nice job ya'll!