Topic: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

Allowing top ranked players to open stargates into new clusters just ruins the game for the newer players in that cluster. Because of their tech advantage the high ranked players can totally control the new clusters.  For example they can trivially crush any player who disagrees with them. And they can go around and hand out all of the good resource stations to their friends. They make it pointless to build defenses since the defenses are useless against  someone 100x your size.

Stargates in new clusters should stay closed until someone in that cluster has the tech to open one. The fun in game design is competing against people of equal advantage in the game.  Lots of people quit playing when a game isn't fun and having another player 100x your size playing dictator when you're the serf isn't fun. Keep these large players out of the new clusters until the new players have time to grow up.

Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

ye like it would be worth it to invest SB or colonization to just kick some new player ... this game isnt concentrated around pvp you need to sacrifice a lot just to kick someone.

Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

Opening stargates into new clusters is already being done.  The people doing this help their new alliance members in the cluster and damage everyone else.  This is being done by players in the top 100 so it is not a resource drain to them.

Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

We don't really attack anybody unless inactive...

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Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

is resource drain when you fly somewhere 2-5h to hit insignificant target instead of collecting resources from sotas

Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

This really sucks. High levels from another alliance have taken all three stargates in my cluster now.

This should not be allowed when no player inside the cluster is capable of taking a stargate.

Re: Don't allow stargates into a cluster until cluster has tech to open

We take them to ensure defense for our own members on said clusters.

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