I've had this thread open on my browser since it was posted..
Though rebellion does indeed have welcome additions. I personally wouldnt of prioritised it in this fashion, though I do understand why Ironclad would want todo it this way.
I just need to reiterate the importance in the reinvigurating the exploration system. Though I fear this isnt possible without major developement changes that only comes with full sequal cycles.
* maybe new explortion system outside that of phase lines, ideally within celestial zones maybe some sort of random instancing feature covered by shroud needing either unit or module interaction. - ancient ships hidden in systems, research points (think basically a cross between distant worlds and galactic civilizations.)
* Crazy thought random map phase line instancing, imagin your scout ship or fleet gets diverted from its intended phase warp to a hidden phase line and celestial object.
[**] Not to mention reiternating diplomacy feature as I never felt I understood it in previous addon.
Ok my impatience is beginning to show Ironclad I cannot wait.
I'll understand if u want to nuke my thread, its kind of off-topic.