Say 'ello to my li'll friend
I will wait to play the game before deciding how much I like it's features, however I can think of one good way to counter monster fleets. I'd love to see a large fleet come out of hyperspace over a system with moderate defenses and a planetary gun. If may quote Al Pacino from Scarface; "Say 'ello to my li'll friend". If you want to put your whole space force into one fleet, and jump from one of my planets to the next, be my guest. You're guaranteed to find a surprise on one of them, and I'll be looking down on you from the top of the multiplayer ladder. (or at least from someplace in the middle)
Gary Swift (aka gswift)
Lenexa, Kansas USA
You can try to monkey-proof your program, but you'll never monkey-proof the monkey.