I don't like the idea of comm powers or anything like zombie master traps. They make the game too linear and map based. A lot of custom maps these days try to force players to play in specific ways, like by having infantry-only areas etc, and I think its a bad philosophy for empires. And after thats whats the point? Some commander that can change some codes and flip off the lights? (epic deus ex (mis)quotation) Do we really need to redesign the comm HUD to open gates we already have buttons for?