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NPC station docking rights based on standings

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Voddick
AFK
#1 - 2017-06-15 18:44:18 UTC
This won't be popular:

You spend all day killing blood raiders. Your standings are -10 with them. You just sent millions of them to a cold death in the vacuum of space.

Whelp, time to dock up for the night....in a blood raider station!


The current mechanic makes no sense. They wouldn't let you dock, just like Minmatar shouldn't let Amarrian FW pilots dock. Standings mean nothing, and that's a shame.
Black Pedro
Yammerschooner
#2 - 2017-06-19 08:13:43 UTC
Voddick wrote:
This won't be popular:

You spend all day killing blood raiders. Your standings are -10 with them. You just sent millions of them to a cold death in the vacuum of space.

Whelp, time to dock up for the night....in a blood raider station!


The current mechanic makes no sense. They wouldn't let you dock, just like Minmatar shouldn't let Amarrian FW pilots dock. Standings mean nothing, and that's a shame.

I agree. However, there are very good game design reasons you don't want players to be locked out of stations (and thus from their assets and a local base of operations).

I think for that to work, you would need to somehow implement asset safety/transport for NPC stations, as well as provide "neutral" stations for players to operate from without having access to NPC stations in enemy space. Otherwise, players just would be locked out of large swaths of space. Which is fine, but it is a big change and one that might reduce players spending time there if you make it too difficult to live as an enemy of the local NPCs.

It could be done, but it would some effort and game design resources which seem to be in short supply at CCP these days. I think staying with the status quo is the most expedient, and thus likely path for CCP to take.
Buggs LeRoach
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2017-06-22 13:28:26 UTC
you spend all day mining their asteroid belts . depriving them of income , taking food out of the mouths of their children !
then you dock in their station ???
stop being jealous of ratters ; embrace the fact that you love a mind-numbing repetitive activity . be at peace , miner .