You know you can't pick in the middle of nowhere in game but I do know (I just tried it) that after miss-jumps, which leave you in the middle of nowhere along the line between the two systems, you can pick ANY world you have fuel for. If there are only routes between systems then you could only pick your original destination world or the world you came from. So my hypothesis of free but restricted by the navigation systems of your ship fits better than system to system routes only and this is evidence based and not just "draw what I think I see".ClymAngus wrote:Easy to test. Set a course to no where and travel there with screen shots. (Without fudging it by pulling up you stick just before you jump.) Any hypothosis must explain the things we do see. I see locked down specific routes of travel. The nature of those routes, is not explained. The fact they are there and the only way you can go when your playing the game should not be ignored.
It's like drawing, draw what you see not what you think you see.
Around that which is there, feel free to embellish.
As for Gal-Drive again after trying it out myself found that you always jump to world in the new Galaxy nearest the world you started from. This also works after a miss-jump. Therefore Gal jumps are neither a tunnel based idea nor a pure vector one either.
That's one hell of an assumption of what is in my head and the "faith" bit somewhat condescending. I stated a preference, nothing more, on how we got hold of jump technology. I prefer for local jumps to be developed because finding it in the local vicinity of Sol is too much of a coincidence. Where as Gal-drive technology discovery is more likely than local jump tech discovery as we would have wider area of space to search for Xeno-technology. Either developed or discovered is fine. To be absolutely honest I don't care if Gal-drive tech developed or discovered but I am more interested in if GalCop has monopoly on it or not.Could one not be seen as a logical progression of the other? It's like taking a bicycle on a motorway, sure it can be done but it's dumb. A complete system is found. Do you really expect humanity to take one look at and replicate it perfectly? I admire your faith in humans, but I do not share it.
When did I say or imply you could Gal-drive off the map? True at the time I hadn't tried Gal-drive. But a vectored approach would not do that. But now I know by trying it's not vectored but I also now know its not system to system routes either.Again not supported by in game experience. Gal-drive off the map. You can't.
I hadn't assumed control I had suggested it as a possibility!There in lies the problem. The assumption of control as opposed to an opportunistic usage of a higher technology. "any damn fool can pull a trigger and most people who do, cannot make a gun"
That usually means you are.To clarify, I'm not having a go.
Talk about stating the obvious.This thing we call oolite is a game and as such doesn't really matter in the greater scheme of things.
You are not being a devils advocate you are actually making assumption about what I think and imply I am being foolish. But then again maybe I am making assumption of what you think.If the idea draws you then cool, write it. Devils advocate is a light speciality of mine.