Stargate Hyperdrives are too fast.
MUCH too fast.
So I’m doing research for this story, and looking up various bits of Star Wars and Stargate technology, and eventually I’m looking at Hyperdrives.
And I find the entries for the various races, and I’m reminded of how absurdly powerful their engine tech is. The Goa’uld basically have the crappiest version, with the standard mothership turning out a mere 32,000 times lightspeed.
So basically, even the ‘slow’ hyperdrive lets you cross the entire galaxy in roughly three years. Which gives the main bad guys access to something on the order of 200 BILLION star systems. Then we have the Asgard and Ancient technology (which includes the tech Anubis incorporates into the Goa’uld ships later on) which are immensely faster, to the point of making jaunts to other galaxies a fairly trivial thing.
This is just silly, and will therefore be massively nerfed in my fanfic material. Any System Lord would find plenty to keep him occupied in a territory just a few hundred light years across; lots of planets, lots of slaves, etc, etc. So a top speed of say, 2500 times lightspeed or so would serve all their needs. If you need to go further/faster, well, there are Stargates for that.