@CaptainPatch...I like the way you think. I was going to say something like that but it just wouldn't go from brain to fingers, I hope 200 years from now they have figured out how to stop this getting old thing
. I was wondering why everybody settled on the same planet (well, of course this is a single planet at a time game-- actually when I first heard about BE I thought maybe that's what they would do, instead of only having to hunt for opponents on islands/other continents you'd have to go explore a bit of space--within a limited number of nearby systems--and use space ships to move your units there to defeat them, sort of adding a step up to ocean based games...then I saw this was based on Civ5 engine and figured that was a dream for Civ6/BE2).
I also want to say that while having the other colonies visible from the start is annoying to me, it's not devastating it would just be more
fun for me if I didn't know where they were. Maybe once mods get going this will be possible.
Some of the things in this game are strange, we can have a "continent surveyor" that can only detect the edges of continents? Umm, come-on we've had satellites since the early 80's that could read a license plate or see a person picking their nose, we can send balloons with cell phone cameras on them quite cheaply to get high altitude photos, so again another game play over reality choice which is fine because if I want total realism well I wouldn't be playing a SciFi game I'd play a SciFact game