Topic: Infinitum: True Persistence
We've been discussing this in chat recently, and it's been on my mind for awhile. I think we may be in a good place to at least test the first version.
The idea of this galaxy is simple: it never ends. You join once in a solo fam and your empire is there forever. I would even suggest that we don't delete inactives in this galaxy.
Not only that, but it would be infinite in space as well as time. As some of you may know, we've also been discussing bringing sectors back as a game feature. For those who weren't around back then, the game used to work such that a larger galaxy would be split up into regions.
I'd like to take this concept further and use sectors as a mechanism for galaxy expansion. For a given % of player growth, we open up an additional sector and experience a new exploration phase with no limitation on number of players or size of the map.
The galaxy may start as 50x50, but after a year it could be 250x250, or even 1000x1000 for all we know.
Let me know what you guys think about this. The sector feature still needs to be (re)written, but we could absolutely start this now if we wanted to.