Yeah, but but, Aldo, in some missions in FS 2.9, you're actually flying INSIDE the Sphere. This means getting rid of the regular "stars and nebula and planets" background and replacing it with actual ground/planetary terrain.
1 Astronomical Unit (A.U.)= distance from our Sun to Earth's orbit, which is equivalent to 8 light-minutes (I don't remember how many millions of miles it is, but it's a lot)
A Dyson sphere with a diameter of 1 A.U. would have the same suface area as AT LEAST 100 MILLION EARTHS.
Needless to say, that's a lot of ground to cover (pun intended).
"...And when the ground covers the sky, when the ground IS the sky, this shall be a sign that the Destroyers are near..."
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