For sometime now I've been toying with the idea of allowing direct jumps from anyone planet to any other planet within the same system. I had a few reasons for this.
1. I never liked the idea of having choke points in space. Space is very open, and if one area is heavily defended, then you could just go around that area.
2. With research you can travel great distances from one star to another or traverse wormholes with a single jump, but to get to the other side of a single syetem you have to make multiple jumps.
3. After playing several games, I usally only end up having to work on defending 1,2, or maybe 3 planets on the frontline to keep my empire safe. By allowing direct jumps to any planet within a system, it greatly changes the stratgey you need to defend your empire.
Now with that said, this mod dosen't just give everyone the abilty from the start to travel to any planet directly. First you have to research the Direct Jump ability. This abilty is then given to your scout ships which then have to explore each planet before a Direct Jump can be made to that planet. This gives a new focus on scout ships, because not only are they scouting for you now, they also give you direct jump access to any planet they visit. All three races will have access to this abilty.
I replaced the Unstoppable Phase Jumps each race's scout ships got with the abilty to allow for Direct Jumping. Those are the only files I have changed.
I hope you guys enjoy this, I know I have.
Also I want to thank Zelin78 for his help with this.
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