Faster galaxy speed is actually nice.
I’ve now played Andradite, Skirmish, & Main and although I still prefer Main’s slower progression speed over that of Andradite, I’ve certainly found one thing that I like far better in Andradite. Faster galaxy speeds.
Andradite’s build construction, fleet construction, resource production, etc… definitely should stay in the Andradite servers. It’s way too fast for most people whom don’t intend to put a major time dump into the game, myself included. However, when I swap back to Main after this galaxy slows down or comes to a close, I’m going to really miss those faster movement speeds.
Being able to move across the galaxy in a matter of hours, versus weeks, is truly a blessing. It opens the door up to combat opportunities that would be impossible in Main galaxies, and a level of strategy simply not possible in the regular galaxies due to their slow pace.
I get that there are people that would be concerned about an army popping in out of no where overnight and wiping them out, but I think that’s an issue more with our assaulting and defense system than with speeds themselves. The reverse however is also true, in that it enables you as a player to invade or fight with players that you otherwise can’t right now in the Main galaxies due to distance constraints. Faster speeds make for more engaging and exciting gameplay, and actually allows for things to happen in one session that otherwise would take hours of watching your fleets slowly move one pixel across the screen.
I genuinely think it’s worth considering bringing those faster speeds to the Main galaxies. I’d be curious to hear what other people think about this, but if you do comment, please have tried the Andradite speeds firsthand before making a judgement.
TL;DR: Andradite is too fast in a lot of things, but if there’s one thing to take away from my experience there, it’s that faster galaxy speeds should be universally applied to all galaxies.
If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on the subject feel free to comment below. This is part of my “Can we talk about this” series of forum posts. Feel free to check out the rest and share your thoughts!