I was always under the impression that the positioning of the stars we see in space were more or less meaningless. Except for the single stars associated with each stargate that jumps to them, that there was no particular rhyme or reason to the backdrop of stars.
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Viewing our destination and waypoint routes in space, mapped onto the skybox.
It's an utterly pointless new feature, without any utility mechanically, but it's also completely awesome. It becomes not so pointless with respect to immersion, giving us a sense of the space that we're in, and the relationship of other systems to our current location.
This Reddit comment by Cantripping sums it up nicely: "You know how sometimes, there are all sorts of things you wish would be worked on or improved in a game, and then the guys running it roll out a bunch of useless shit no one wants? This seems to be one of those things that no one knew they wanted until now."
This is on SiSi right now. I think we're to expect it in the Retribution 1.1 release on February 12 2013.
Good work, CCP. Whoever came up with the idea, they deserve some cake.
I will give 250M ISK to the first person who can screenshot a route (in space) that looks like a penis, including sackage. The route and your starting system are requirements.