GALNET News: Interplanetary Travel

I don’t know how many of you actually take your time to read the news we get on the GALNET, but one of the latest updates – the one from January 13 – got me really hyped up.

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What’s so interesting about this, you may ask? Well, that last paragraph is what got me intrigued… “With luck, we will be able to reintroduce the innovative drive technology used aboard the Antares. This discovery could serve as the catalyst for a whole new era of interplanetary travel.

There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding this particular information. Some think it’s just “game lore” and doesn’t really mean anything. Some say it’s an error in the GALNET and it should actually say “interstellar travel“. I think they’re both wrong…

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What I think (and hope) it really means is the possibility for us to “jump” straight to planets (and maybe other celestial objects besides stars). Something like EVE Online… Honestly, one of the most annoying things in Elite: Dangerous is having to wait for minutes to get from one point to another. And I get it… space is HUGE, it’s supposed to feel that way, but sometimes it’s ridiculous. This game is awesome, it has some very interesting moments but really you end up spending a lot of your time travelling from planet to planet, station to station. And that cuts down on the fun. I want to be able to target a planet and “warp” there in a few seconds. I want to be able to join a battle NOW, not in the half hour it takes me to actually get there.

What do you think it means? What would you like it to mean?

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