Now that Open Space mode is simply ridiculous, I am proposing a simple change for the people, who want to risk and get more benefits out of it.
After all, Open Space mode is meant to be perilous and unpredictable in many ways.
You can still have Station Protection On, but this will mean that you’re not entitled to any bonuses. House takes it all!
I will describe a few bonuses that you will get, when using “No Station Protection”.
Possibilities: (only one option can be active and it’s universal)
option 1: standard synergy is automatically converted to free synergy, while doing side missions/errands in Open Space
option 2: side missions/errands rewards are doubled, while doing them in Open Space
option 3: karma amount is doubled, while killing enemies or players in Open Space
option 4: cargo drones do not charge 10% credit fee, while using them in Open Space (free transport for loot to your Armory)
option 5 : “Destroy Alien ships” task in Open Space, when completed, gives you a bonus beside usual credit/synergy (+1 monocrystal for such side missions/errands)
Option 5 should have different resource rewards, based on danger sector and location.
It should be an exclusive feature for realistic loving pilots, when danger and thrill is the thing you want and get.
For example, option 5 reward will give you impure neodium ore, beryllium ore, monocrystal or a living crystal. All rank 7 and 10 danger sectors contain such rewards.
They should be listed or shown on the map and rotated daily. To avoid farming precious resources, because developers hate that, they can limit this task.
If so, you’re allowed to get rewarded maximum of 3, 6 or 9 times in Open Space.
All you have to do in Open Space, is to wait for Alien ships and successfully destroy them during Invasion phase (green screen).
Based on your needs, you can wait at specific sector, where you will get a specific resource, but only, if you got your Station Protection set to Off!