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Masuat'aa Matari
Posted - 2003.06.03 13:55:00 - [1]

Ok how about this idea,

You are warping towards a gate and get a distress signal from a NPC convoy. They are being attacked by pirates(About 3-5). Ok you can say yes and your warp redirects you towards the NPC.

Now this is where things get intresting. You now have the choice of helping the NPC convoy or if your a pirate type join with the pirates to plunder the poor NPC.

Now which ever side you choose if you are succesfull you get the booty which should be a better drop than most, and you get some extra cash from the side you helped. Or maybe a BP or somethin depending on the lvl of pirate.

Well it would give somethin to do in between trips. Of course you could always deny the Distress call which would not really hurt your rating or anything.

Aerin Osaa
Posted - 2003.06.03 14:04:00 - [2]

why stop at NPC convoys? why not allow PCs to make distress calls too? But then player pirates might abuse the system... it all just adds to the fun

Republic Security Services
Posted - 2003.06.03 15:30:00 - [3]

Aerin - it's called "local channel" :)

Commissar Gaunt
Posted - 2003.06.06 00:29:00 - [4]

It would be quite fun to have a distress signal button on the HUD, hit it and all players in the system get a message along the lines of "Player A is under attack and requests assistance, do you wish to respond?" and a yes/no choics, the player A gets the message "Player B has recived your distress call and is en-route to your location", this could be really cool because you would always have to consider whether or not to respond, could be a fake call like in the Kobayashi Maru thingy from ST.

Ra'Wyrm Dracoz
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.06.06 07:18:00 - [5]

A distress call with a homing beacon... sounds great to me :)
Would make life easier for us bad-ass warriors looking for some good deeds to be done.

Russian SOBR
Posted - 2003.06.06 07:32:00 - [6]

Local channel is quite enough for that, if you can't survive long enough to type "SOS + location" in local channel, then there is no point for anyone to try to help you, as you will be dead anyway by the time anyone comes there.

And I'd hate if some message (which requires some actions to be taken on my side, like pressing some extra button) would come up on my screen at the wrong moment, because such feature can be easily abused.

Yeah, and one more thing >> adding an option to change direction while in warp process is very bad idea.

Edited by: Pastora on 06/06/2003 07:32:57

Ra'Wyrm Dracoz
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.06.06 07:36:00 - [7]

Make it just pop up in a small window, like threats do...
the player name and the ability to click and warp to him...

Spacelane Logistics
Posted - 2003.06.06 14:29:00 - [8]

The distress beakon is the right thing. Have a pulsing RED icon apear on your screen like any other system object, like start gates, stations. you can then R-click on him and see Info, or Warp-to/approch.

that is all it would take and it would be helpfull and not clutter the screen with more windows or dialog boxes that need to be dissmised.


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