EternusIV Posted May 18, 2004 Report Share Posted May 18, 2004 For those of you with large enough star maps - please feel free to send me a PM about map patterns. I had always suspected that the higher warp points translated to shorter routes between empires. Every other month or so, I draw out my maps by hand and look for patterns. I combined the entire map of another empire with my own and see a pattern. Its a bit jarbled looking at it in 2-d.....but if you write it out in layers....or if you could somehow look down upon your map, you would see a 4 to 8 pointed star....with each "arm" of the star representing a ring. For those of you who have made contact with others, try this: Make as tight of a circular path that you can along systems that connect to the systems where you spotted your neighbor(s). These rings will vary depending on the type of warp points you have surveyed....If you have no circular path, start knocking down warp points. Eventually, you will close the ring. Sometimes the ring is a strange system of 1-way warp points....you can 1-way to your neighbor and your neighbor can 1-way back to you within a small ring of about 4-6 systems. If we can collaborate using labels instead of system names to protect our privacy, we might be able to confirm a pattern. If there is indeed a pattern, we could help speed the game up a bit by knowing what to look for Of course, there is an odd chance that Pete and Russ announce that the layout is completely random :lol: But I'm almost 99% convinced otherwise. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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