Thread: Jump Distance
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Jump Distance

Jump drives are rated as J1 to J6. The number indicates how far they can travel in parsecs per jump. They can jump less than that, but it still takes the same amount of time and fuel.

Most ships have fairly low rated jump drives, the higher numbers being both newer and more expensive. (varies by era etc.)

So a J1 route (also called a Main) are made up of star systems that are only one parsec apart in a string. A J2 route is no more than 2 parsecs between star systems. There can be systems that are only one parsec apart along a J2 route.
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