You're right Ten, I just remembered every Star Wars book I ever read everyone traveled in pairs so one could search ahead for black holes.
“...blackholes (indeed any travel coding) has not been changed. SO yes, you will have to manually plot around blackholes as the rules clearly state.
- Ellias Aubec, Y12 D304
I reiterate my question. How can this be done if you can't see it? Previously my understanding was that my ship would not plot around a black hole, only a sun, and that it would be up to me to identify and move around a black hole. The difference being that my ship may not detect the black hole but I would notice a void where there is no light. I knew black holes wouldn't appear on a galaxy/rules page map, but in sublight I believed it would be different. This is all based on, you know, the rules and what they've said for a while now...
It may have been this way for a while, but the rules say otherwise and most definitely imply that a pilot can detect and avoid a black hole. This situation has brought new information, for me, to the table which is why I'm pursuing this.
Right now it appears to me that there are "death traps" hidden around the universe that are, from an IC perspective, almost completely unavoidable. I know there are black holes in the galactic center now, but unless I was with Amrod I wouldn't know that. And who flies around in pairs anyways? Is it reasonable that ICily we could gather the location of all the black holes, especially when the discovery of each one costs a player his/her life? Let's keep it real here.