Suggestion for faster game starts

Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2015

With the introduction of Immense sized maps, the beginning of any game is going to be fairly slow.  Ships take extreme lengths of time to travel between planets, and--well, immense amounts of time to travel between races.  However, on Tiny maps, you run into each other almost instantly.


I propose (perhaps a gameplay option?) that we have scaling default movement speeds.

So for example, the Medium map would have the current default shipspeed.  The Small would be -1, the Tiny would be -2.  The large would be +1, the Huge would be +2, Huge might need + 4, and Immense really ought to start at +5 or 6, or maybe even 7.