How often did you hear: ‘Needing help! Transport is u -’ dead?
Sometimes the distress call comes through - maybe not.
What… if you could ‘join’ the escort forces to defeat the attackers or calling police forces to help YOU against attackers?
I know that there exist suicide missions - eh transport escort missions, but those distress calls would make even more sense(and would be something real) if you would get extra benefit for killing the attackers AND not even needing to have this mission?
Also not only the small amount of karma/synergy you get for killing any pirate/alien, but also an (small?) extra portion for ‘rescue help’?
The other thing: Calling the police if you are attacked by aliens/pirates too to get help from them.
Both of this would give a bigger interaction in OS.
Killing the attacker(s) of a convoy should be easy to implement - as it should be registered by the system itself who attack who. Attacking transport/escort ship is enough of a mark for the attacker to give the benefit ‘rescue help’ if you kill him.
Your own distress call - something I think could be a bit difficult to implement. Should it be ‘automatically’? Or should it be more a own shortcut key? And should it have a cooldown or more a form of ‘duration’ - like as long as you are under attack it’s active or just plain x second? And what should its range? I think 5km - 6km would be good. Less would make it nearly useless as the aggrorange of police forces itself are 3km? or something and flying towards them to either hide/turn back to fight once more is something you could always do.
I don’t think that your own distress call should help you to get police help against other players.
a) If they are already criminal they get so or so haunted by police.
b) If they are just agressors, it could be an accident and being so penalized wouldn’t be so useful(ABUSED).
What you think about?