Ethics in a Literal Video Game

My daughter occasionally plays some literal video games through the PBS Kids games app.

The ethics of tricking kids into learning something? Hmm, well, I guess so long as it's enjoyable to them too.
 
What rules do you hold yourself to in Elite Dangerous?

I'll start:
  • No trade in majority-illegal commodities like narcotics, slaves, etc. (stuff like animal meat or liquor is fair game)
  • No assault on Clean ships
  • Answer all detected distress calls to the best of your ability
  • Always donate to factions in Outbreak or Famine, regardless of their own ethical status
  • Don't be a jerk
'None' isn't an acceptable answer, because the Universal Rule is 'do what I find fun'.
I won't attack a player unless attacked first.
Other than that im a complete grey hat.
 
I don't think it matters if you have no allegiances.If you seduce and then betray an attractive
Thargoid, for instance, your situation is no worse than if you ran away to seek a new life together far from the viscisitudes of the bubble. Enjoy your time together,however fleeting it may seem.You'll always have EOL PROU IW-W E1-939.
 

dxm55

Banned
It's a video game.
I do what I like, and however I feel necessary to advance my objectives ingame.
Things I do don't have to make sense, just because. Full stop. 👹

I would ally myself with any faction just to gain Rep+++, then work against them at the next minute for Credits, then work with them again.
I kill NPCs for profit and fun when I see fit, then run to Insterstellar Factors to clear my name, or just leave it if I know I'm not going back there again.
I meta and use game exploits wherever I can and see fit to get a shortcut ahead.


I am amoral in this simulated galaxy because I recognize it as a game.
 
What rules do you hold yourself to in Elite Dangerous?

I'll start:
  • No trade in majority-illegal commodities like narcotics, slaves, etc. (stuff like animal meat or liquor is fair game)
  • No assault on Clean ships
  • Answer all detected distress calls to the best of your ability
  • Always donate to factions in Outbreak or Famine, regardless of their own ethical status
  • Don't be a jerk
'None' isn't an acceptable answer, because the Universal Rule is 'do what I find fun'.
I like to deliver tons of Biowaste to factions that are supported by The Coaltion
I like to pretend to be a saviour to a thargoid distressed op only to self destruct to kill all passengers onboard.
I like to shoot the police and clean ships.
I like black market sales and engineers.
I worship thargoids.
Im always in open usually griefing engineering hotspots.
I love this game because i get to do what i want.
I tried several factions from discord but most dont use discord for voice they rather text...thats so 21st century..get with the times people.
 
I like to deliver tons of Biowaste to factions that are supported by The Coaltion
I like to pretend to be a saviour to a thargoid distressed op only to self destruct to kill all passengers onboard.
I like to shoot the police and clean ships.
I like black market sales and engineers.
I worship thargoids.
Im always in open usually griefing engineering hotspots.
I love this game because i get to do what i want.
I tried several factions from discord but most dont use discord for voice they rather text...thats so 21st century..get with the times people.
Isn't necromancy unethical?
 
I like to deliver tons of Biowaste to factions that are supported by The Coaltion
I like to pretend to be a saviour to a thargoid distressed op only to self destruct to kill all passengers onboard.
I like to shoot the police and clean ships.
I like black market sales and engineers.
I worship thargoids.
Im always in open usually griefing engineering hotspots.
I love this game because i get to do what i want.
I tried several factions from discord but most dont use discord for voice they rather text...thats so 21st century..get with the times people.
Maybe because I'm old, my math is different. But isn't texting a 20th century thing in so much as this is the 21 century.
 
Well I don't usually kill clean ships. For purely practical reasons. Fines and notoriety are nuisance. When it comes to trade deals, well I made some sweet money during my Elite career by being weapons merchant, trading weapons to systems allready in the edge violence, or in outright war. Usually I do not deal with black market stuff. Mainly because it is so big hazzle, and Cutter is not exactly smuggling ship....
 
I generally play nice with a few exceptions. I actually like the idea of being a gun runner, especially when I was smuggling in my Krait II. The best gun running missions are the sketchy ones that you get from a T9 floating in random space.

I generally only do pirate assassination missions. If I do LTD piracy, i inflict minimal harm on the mark, and let them get away.

The only time I went off on a popping spree was in Harma a few weeks ago to test my corvette. Got the old notoriety up to 10.

But other than the occasional piracy/smuggling, I play lawful and enjoy bounty hunting. I never traded slaves and have no issues dispatching imperial ships. Currently I am flying for the Alliance
 
I used to not kill noobs, not kill those who cant defend themseles etc etc.

Then I spent too long on the forums and realised that 90% of these people will either try to cheat the game or just give out abuse whenever they feel wronged.

Now I play ED like Foxes play with chicken coops.
 
1. Get Paid for It
2. Don't Shoot Civilians.
3. Whoever hires me, hires all of me.
4. Only Drop Off Hookers at Hutton Orbital, Never Pick Them Up.
5. Don't Fly What You Can't Rebuy.
6. Never Neutron Jump without at least half a tank of fuel left.
7. The Blue Things Are Not Algae Puffs, They're Insulation Beads.
8. Know the difference between the flush lever and the purge valve in the head.
 
1. Get Paid for It
2. Don't Shoot Civilians.
3. Whoever hires me, hires all of me.
4. Only Drop Off Hookers at Hutton Orbital, Never Pick Them Up.
5. Don't Fly What You Can't Rebuy.
6. Never Neutron Jump without at least half a tank of fuel left.
7. The Blue Things Are Not Algae Puffs, They're Insulation Beads.
8. Know the difference between the flush lever and the purge valve in the head.
#4 is critical to survival in Elite

#8 I lose more pilots that way than I care to count.
 
1: If I have to pirate, never go after miners while they're working
2: Wash your hands after dealing with imperials
3: Station speed limits are for NPCs
 
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