not forgetting , mining limpets , engineers materials and data , and any month with a Y in it , interdictions are part of the game , always have been always will be , fight or run , its not that difficult .
So what is the speed of dark ?
One other thing: You get the occasional interdiction for a security scan from the Feds, but they don't shoot you unless you're a bad guy.
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Yes the rumour ones are usually / normally for mission-related ones but I had no missions and no cargo so I suppose they just send whatever text is to hand.
I did get one military interdiction on the same trip too (civil war in the system I think) but I never mentioned that as it was not germane.
When (in my first account) I did my very first venture of a (mini) exploration trip not long after I had got my first Asp (over 18 months ago I suppose) I was interdicted by a pirate NPC many hundreds of Ly from civilization but I suppose that has been fixed as I am several KLy out and not seen owt (not even an alien). (EDIT - Touch wood!)
Maybe a moot point now as it's much easier to pay off any fines for minor offences before the 7 day timer expires with Interstellar Contacts.
EDIT: Note to self RTFM. From page 42 of https://d1wv0x2frmpnh.cloudfront.net...eGuardians.pdf referring to the Transactions tab (with a similar comment on page 112):
Fines: Any active fines will be listed as an entry on this tab. Each fine will display the total amount owed and the system in which the fines must be paid, along with an expiry timer, (after which the fine will be converted into a bounty against you).
So, conclusion is that there should be a bounty on me (since i have not paid the fine in time) and I have to go to an some remote system that has interstellar contacts to get rid of it...
Plus if you have real bounty on your head, only death can help you (under some very specific circumstances)
If you have an outstanding fine AND want to get rid of it, then yes, you can either go to where you had that fine issued, or to the closest anarchy system and look for the contact.
You should already know this. You can only pay off fines. You can't pay off an active bounty.
If you want to get rid of the bounty, you have only two options:
1) Let the timer run out (It's usually just a week or less) then it'll turn into a fine and you can pay it off.
2) Let another player scan you with KWS, then kill you and claim your bounty. That is the only way to get rid of it completely. If you just went and died, it won't disappear but only turns into a dormant bounty. As soon as you are scanned by police, next time, the dormant bounty is re-activated with full timer, so you won't get anywhere.
If you haven't played in over a week there is a strong possibility that anything outstanding will have turned into a fine . If you need to know what fines are outstanding , go to a low security or anarchy system , dock in a space station and got to contacts , there will be a person there who will be able to list all of your outstanding fines (universal factors or something similar). You can then if you wish , pay all of your fines , from wherever you got them .
So what is the speed of dark ?
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