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Please explain null sec NPC law to me

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Nisanthro
Xenometamorphosis
#1 - 2017-02-26 22:31:50 UTC
Hello,

null sec is lawless space, right?

That is why when I catch another capsuleer and viciously murder him/her I don't lose security status.

On the other hand, if I go shooting NPC pirates my security status increases.

Shouldn't there be no security status changes in lawleless space at all, positive nor negative?

Can anyone explain to me how this make sense lore-wise?

Thank you very much!

o/
Teinyhr
Ourumur
#2 - 2017-02-26 23:46:07 UTC
You're ridding the world of pirates, which the CONCORD thinks is a good thing.
Lawless space is considered by CONCORD a place you enter at your own risk, hence why you can murder other capsuleers at will with no security status penalty - in a way they have consented to this when they acknowledge and do not follow CONCORD's advice when first jumping to low or null.

Now as to why or how you can kill CONCORD ships in pirate faction missions without any additional penalty, well, that is another thing entirely and best not thought of too much I guess.
Bjorn Tyrson
EVE University
Ivy League
#3 - 2017-03-10 01:40:11 UTC
Concord does not enforce the law in null-sec, that doesn't mean they do not monitor it. and they will still reward capsuleers who are "making the world a better place" they just won't do anything to punish those who aren't.

(this is also why you don't get bounties for killing sleepers in WH space. concord doesn't monitor there)
Skyrixx
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2017-03-10 22:22:04 UTC
The books explain that CONCORD is hesitant to punish capsuleers for acts done in nullsec because its one of the few ways that empires can still project power into the lawless regions. Capsuleers end up being kinda weird after a while and dont necessarily act like most people would. In general capsuleers don't really regard getting blown up as a big deal, for them its pretty standard and not very traumatic so theres not really a huge amount of hard feelings when they hunt each other in nullsec. CONCORD however still wants to reward behavior that they like hence the bounties that are still paid.
Teinyhr
Ourumur
#5 - 2017-03-15 22:46:50 UTC
^ Of course, that is up to the individual capsuleer. I know it isn't exactly hip, and I hate to be considered a special snowflake, but Teinyhr absolutely hates being podded because of the intense physical nausea and general uneasy feeling it causes for her, she has never gotten used to it - being blown up is a very big deal for her.
In one chronicle a capsuleer states about the flash cloning process that "in my life of lives, that is something I never get used to" and I kinda ran with that. I think in the chronicle the capsuleer meant mostly psychological disorientation and discomfort, though.