What are your thoughts on this whole prison gameplay loop?

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First of all I would want my ship sounding loud as hell klaxons if I'm getting scanned with some sort of indicator on a MFD or something as to who by. Second 20,000 aUEC seems a bit high for failure to pull over, I'm hoping that gets balanced.
I get what you're saying, but failure to pull over is a pretty huge deal in real life. Like, backup and maybe helicopter big.

Even in game, if running away is just a 1000 uec fine, smugglers and drug runners will simply run every single time. Just pay the small fee, they'd count it as operational costs.
 

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Full stop in space is unreasonable, a speed limit, time to achieve it, and a restriction on QTing until they're complete is reasonable.
I can imagine the Advocacy pulling a Hull E out of Quantum & demanding that they stop their ship immediately to be scanned only to have the Hull E reply, "Alright, I'll start stopping now, but it'll take me a couple light years to fully stop & then then get back up to speed after you're through. Are you willing to wait & then cover me that entire time? If not, the laws of physics say screw you."
 

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I get what you're saying, but failure to pull over is a pretty huge deal in real life. Like, backup and maybe helicopter big.

Even in game, if running away is just a 1000 uec fine, smugglers and drug runners will simply run every single time. Just pay the small fee, they'd count it as operational costs.
Ok, that's a point, make running away be detrimental. But what @Vavrik was describing is like them spike stripping your car tires when the cop behind you never even turned on his lights or used his loudspeaker. Punishment with no warning that you've even done something wrong.
 
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Once I reach high enough Rep within the UEE, I'll recommend that IF they want to place a large portion of TEST in prison, there is a very easy way to achieve this with very little harm or casualties. Empty out a large wing of a prison, fill it with a never ending supply of alcohol & then invite the members that you want "contained" to attend a blow out party. Keep the booze & snacks coming for however long that they are supposed to be there & there you go. Just make sure that everything can be hosed clean, then after they're gone turn on the fire sprinklers to clean up the place.
 

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Ok, that's a point, make running away be detrimental. But what @Vavrik was describing is like them spike stripping your car tires when the cop behind you never even turned on his lights or used his loudspeaker. Punishment with no warning that you've even done something wrong.
Once I reach high enough Rep within the UEE, I'll recommend that IF they want to place a large portion of TEST in prison, there is a very easy way to achieve this with very little harm or casualties. Empty out a large wing of a prison, fill it with a never ending supply of alcohol & then invite the members that you want "contained" to attend a blow out party. Keep the booze & snacks coming for however long that they are supposed to be there & there you go. Just make sure that everything can be hosed clean, then after they're gone turn on the fire sprinklers to clean up the place.
This might actually work on me too!
 
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