Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:30 am
They would act as a physical waypoint that could be moved or destroyed. Trade ships could follow these routes. I understand our ships will likely have some very sophisticated navigational equipment, but a physical becon you can see and use for a landmark could be beneficial. It could add strategy also. Enemy fleets could pay special attention to these beacons and follow them to their destination. The same would apply to the player. You enter a new system, find a route and follow it to perhaps a heavily populated planet, or a rich asteroid field. Things like that. Another point is what if you sensors become damaged, your computer loses guidance capabilities, and now your lost. You would wish you could spot a flashing light that to help you navigate. It's a thought.