I want nodes to feel like bigger places! To encourage that, I'd like for multiple players to claim ownership over a node and to be able to fight over its control. I'm not totally sure how to do that.
alright. i'll be implementing & experimenting with node relationships - each node keeps track of how much it "likes" or trusts each adjacent node.
when you jump into a node, it gives you a trust rating based on the node you came from.
naturally, there will be progs that affect these trust ratings! i'm thinking of calling the basic one CHARM, letting you improve your trust rating from afar?