Number of extrasolar planet discoveries per year through September 2014, with colors indicating method of detection: radial velocity transit timing direct imaging microlensing
I am well aware of this. However, the subject of my post was not let's make all planets visible through fog of war, it was let's make black holes visible. Black holes are part of the life-cycle of stars, and we can already see the other stages in their life cycle. Being able to see black holes makes the game more consistent.
we can also detect theoretically if life exists on other planets bacause we can detect the gasses present by the way light filters through the atmosphere.
Yes we can, but your hyperbole makes it clear that even you don't think this is enough. Obviously it isn't... knowing there is a planet with a POSSIBLY amenable atmosphere is not the same as being able to colonize. Maybe in the future sensors will be good enough to do that from Earth. For now, we can detect that there ARE planets (trivial, it seems that most stars have them), and that they MIGHT be colonizable. Not a big difference from the game now, and thus a reasonable conceit.
since we dont need to go to a black hole because we can detect it why go to another planet if we can detect it? we know its there we can tell what kind of life is on it why visit it? its dangerous lets eliminate the expansion part of a 4x as well
That is simply absurd: I am not talking about eliminating the expansion part of the game. In the game, you HAVE to go to planets if you want to win (minor races can't win). Likewise, you HAVE to go to Black Holes, to find antimatter and mine it. I never suggested not going. I suggested we should know in the game what we can know today. That's all.
Why is this suggestion so contentious? It seemed like a no-brainer to me?