70000 ? It deserves a big piece of cheese.
Being rescued by the Fuel Rats is fun emergent gameplay. Rescuing people as a Fuel Rat is fun emergent gameplay. It's a win win as far as I can see. But hey, if people have better things to do with their time than fun emergent gameplay then yeah, sure, click self destruct and go get on with it.Not surprising that when I read some of the rescue reports that many are from noobs who do not do the tutorials and stay in pilots federation turf and ran as far as they could.
Somehow they knew about fuel rats before everything else, wasting their time when it would have been easier to blow themselves up.
AND FUEL RATS DON'T COMPLAIN. (I'd have left em there)