@dr--trowel, on Oct 9 2006, 01:29 PM, said in Long-distance law effect?:
Edit: What LiAnNaSu just posted is similar in theory, but much more likely to work in practice.
(edit) I'd misread the thread- what I'm posting here is just a longer-winded explanation of LiAnNaSu's idea.
What the problem is is that the change in your legal status in a system decreases by some amount with every system farther from the point where the change occurred. There are two ways around this that I can see:
First, increase the amount of the change. This would allow legal status changes to be felt at great distances, but it would also cause some problems in that the legal status change at Mars would be 10+ times greater than that at Earth, and vice-versa.
Second, you could decrease the distance between systems. I don't think you would need to decrease the length of the corridors to do this- what I would try is creating a "hub" system for each cluster of systems around a planet, that connects to every system in that cluster, and connect those hub systems to each other. Make sure that the hub systems are invisible. Poof- every system is now three jumps away from every other system, give or take how the game calculates distances. I can't guarantee that this will work, but it shouldn't take more than an hour or so to test.
This post has been edited by Edwards : 09 October 2006 - 04:01 PM