I love playing dark galaxy, but for some games, I’d like to take it even further. What I mean is disabling as much intel as possible. You can only get star count, ship count, industry, etc totals based on what you can see with your sensors. Even better if tech levels could be hidden too, but I understand that would require more coding changes regarding trading techs.
As it is, everyone knows the relative strength of everyone else, and that will strongly influence alliances and targets of attack. Which can be a fun part of the game itself, but I’d like to mix in games where you just don’t know who’s in the lead or how strong this person you can see a few border planets of truly is.