screeg wrote:Maybe I sound like a big whiner
Yep, big whiner!
screeg wrote:let me preview what my conversion bonus is by hovering over the conversion symbol, without anything selected.
If you meant the racial conversion bonus, this is possible. Hovering over the lower one (the one on the bottom with the conversion bar next to it) does not show it, this is true. However you can see the racial bonus by hovering over the upper conversion symbol, the one next to the portrait, just below the gold and piety displays. If you meant item-specific conversion bonuses, which is also possible, see the previous posts.
screeg wrote:I can't view my spells/items and opponent at the same time. This is a royal pain in the a$$ and I very much hope you'll reconsider. Why would you do something like this?
Maybe because this is a still in beta? As you said the alpha in some ways seems a lot more polished than this game. That's because they rewrote the entire thing in Unity. A respectable amount of work in any case, without all the added content.
However, I agree that it would be nice to have a quick-display kind of thing similar to the alpha. Maybe squeeze the monster display screen to the right a little bit so that the item icons can still be seen?