< Why is it necessary for all action to take place in a star system? >
Because it's easier that way. It gives you a place to meet other players' forces and gives them a place to meet you. If you ever played the mediocre game of imperium galactica 2 you'd know how annoying it is to have free movement and deep space intercepts. Once an enemy fleet slips past you, you have absolutely no chance of catching them before they conquer half of your empire.
And that is exactly as it should be. That is the reason you build Home Fleets
. To protect your empire's core worlds. If you take all of your ships off on some expidition and get blind sided... you just learned the facts of life.
It's okay if you think starlanes suck but they are in nonetheless. It even seem that you will be able to turn them of at gamestart so I'd suggest you stop complaining...
How do you get that I was complaining? I was stating my
point of view on a subject that you disagree with. And then you start with the name calling...
This is susposed to be a free
forum for thought. So far I've had two threads locked to prevent further discussion and one post deleted by "accident" and a race tosses because of NIH.
I am begining to find this forum anything but free
. It is being run in a very dictortorial manner by two or three of you. I am very disapointed by what I see happening here. By abusing your heavy hand of forum masters
you are limiting input unless it agrees with your conception of what you want the game to be.