With open space, there is no way to create choke points. A choke point is an area which an invading force must pass through. That means there is no way around it. Using open space allows ships to go from point a to any point in the galaxy as long as they have the range (using the MOO1/2 system). There is no way to create "natural choke points" because you don't have to go to system A to get to system B, you can go straight to system B as long as you have the range. Now granted, at early points in the game, you would have to take system A to get to system B becuase you don't have the range, but as soon as a more advanced fuel source is developed, you can just go to system B.solartrix wrote:I think this could easily be done with a little more thought to the galaxy generation system. Essentially, build your galaxy, then go remove or reposition a several stars to make natural choke points.
Starlanes make it so going directly to point B without using the starlanes takes forever and by the ime you got there, the defender would have plenty of defenses built up.
I also don't like starlanes but my arguement is based 100% on realism which is an invaldid arguement when it comes to this game.
Last point, the desicion to include starlanes in the game was made long ago and is no longer debatable. That is what has been said by the higher-ups.