Travel time 🚀
The map, split into solar systems, is quite big at the beginning, mostly due to spaceship speed.
Each solar system is either owned by a faction or is free.
Free areas can be colonized, but are harder to defend. The story says that the brave soldiers have much to earn from these areas.
Based on your spaceship speed, it can take quite some time to reach your destination. The speed can be improved with items. During this time, you cannot do something else.
You can start an expedition in various areas of the map. If you find a new planet, you have the option to colonize it. For a faction to win a newly discovered territory, the faction needs to have with a minimum of 15 spaceships more than the enemy spaceships in the solar system, over the course of 24h.