I recently picked the game back up for the first time in two years(coincidentally retribution just dropped). I do not understand how to use hypergates.
I've built two gates connecting the ends of my empire. I have linked both gates together and have a diagonal white beam running between the two.
At first I assumed you dock your ships at the gate and some how rocket them across. This did not work.
Then I tried to follow the white line via autopathing on the ships. This did not seem to give a noticable speed boost at all.
Am I using them wrong?
Is it possibly because my hyperbeam is off center compared to the tiles(since it goes diagonally)?
I also heard a rumor it doesn't work because im Malevolent?