What am I missing?

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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?