So I've been doing some thinking... usually while flying through sector space.
After having reached diplomacy level 4 and being able to transwarp to DS9, I was excited and used it often -- this was while DS9 was an activity hub. Things have now changed with the release of reputation systems.
As a future game change, would it be possible to choose a 'favourite' system that you can transwarp directly to? For example, New Romulus or Ker'rat? This ability could be unlocked with rank 4 diplomacy still. I just feel like the transwarp to DS9 ability is somewhat useless now. I'd rather be able to transwarp to locations that I use more frequently, as those mentioned above. To avoid people expoliting this... you could even put a 24 hour timer to prevent people from changing their 'favourites' too often.
Just an idea... what do you readers and devs think?
My guess is that the Devs have provided plenty of ways to transwarp already and they won't be interested in changing that in the near future.
But I really do like the idea of a "Favorite Destination" that the player can set (at least the first time free). It could be set up so that it's not exploitable and they could even monetize it with Change Destination tokens.
Make it so! (Someday!)
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I like the favorites idea for maybe one location. I have the excelsior refit which has transwarp to every sector block and its available through the c-store (Which is why this probably wont change anytime soon) or their is the fleet version.
For most locations I just pick an episode mission nearby like to get to Nukara I queue up "Spin the Wheel" as a mission and use the transwarp to mission for 500 EC and divert to Nukara. You can pretty much do this to go anywhere now including Tau Dewa with the "Temporal Ambassador" mission for 38k EC (EC total varies by sector block).
truthfully i just make use of the story mission transwarps. especially for ones when going to Ker'rat (if i ever do) or NR (I use the FEDs Trading station mission, where it puts me only a few light years above Tau Dewa in the Regulus sector *w/e it is to the right of Sirius* or the Gateway system from my fleet base)