Ammatar Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.07.04 16:33:00 - [1
All we know is that there is a rumor of smuggling be changed and that players them selves may become the enforcers. So far all we have is the rumors. It could be fun or it could be completely useless depending on how the changes are implemented.
One thing I would not like to see is, smugglers take an immediate security penalty and/or faction standings, or ISK fines, when they are discovered, penalties should come upon being destroyed or "stopped", not on "suspicion". "Innocent until proven guilty!" - if some Joe Cop wannabe can't stop me, then what proof does he have, some faulty craptastic scanner he got from a dead rat? I think not, your Honor!
Frankly being blown up and loosing your ship should be enough. What we don't know is how all of this will be done. Maybe soon as you undock you're a red blinker, or at first jump or something so that no one has to scan. That's all fine too. I'd just like to avoid the silly standings/security and ISK fines just because someone got off a lucky scan, no better than the current customs agents. The point of getting something smuggled is to do it secretly. So if you can deliver it, then some amount of "secrecy" was achieved.
Any other thoughts?