We need something different then Warp Gates in space. We shouldn't be tunneled in one small area, this should be for going to a different universe and called black holes.
Our ships should travel freely at warp speed where we shouldn't be caught by other ships.
Right now all we have are a bunch of spawn killers waiting at the warp gates with low level harriers jumping the base fleets.
It doesn't make any sense.
Have a narrow band strip surrounding each planet which we can select to travel to solar systems (stars within our own universe) that are further away (which are presently called sectors).