Murder rates increasing

Theory: Murder hobos are the zombie outbreak of Elite, but the number of bites need to turn zombie (ie. murder hobo) can be more than one, depending on the player bitten.
Well, there are a number of commanders flitting about declaring the game mostly dead...lol
 
With all the cheating currently, I don't hang around. I disconnect as soon as the interdiction starts. And will continue to do so until such time as Fdev can show me that they have removed all cheaters.
 
With all the cheating currently, I don't hang around. I disconnect as soon as the interdiction starts. And will continue to do so until such time as Fdev can show me that they have removed all cheaters.
I'm not willing to do this myself, but I can certainly understand why others would. It's unfortunate that people feel the need to do this; I wish FD would provide a mechanic/incentive for combat pilots to act as escorts for cargo haulers. Currently, there's really not much reason for a wing/squadron mate to accompany me when I'm hauling cargo.
 
With all the cheating currently, I don't hang around. I disconnect as soon as the interdiction starts. And will continue to do so until such time as Fdev can show me that they have removed all cheaters.
GEEEZ! Man, you're just taking up space and wasting bandwidth. Go play solo if you can't deal with getting interdicted. You won't have to deal with those who love taking on human players nor the humiliation of being a serial clogger.

Here's a thought:

1) Figure out how not to get interdicted - it really isn't that hard
2) If you do get interdicted at least try to evade
3) If you fail to evade then figure out how to get the hell out of dodge - again not that hard. Multiple threads and at least one video on youtube that provides excellent instruction.

Follow each one of the above and at each step the interdictor will be saying to their self W.T.F. ? No one does this and get more and more frustrated. You win! and that's a lot more fun than clogging and if the pilot interdicting you records the clog you've just setup yourself up for public derision.
 
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Hmm.
So, you're in open, if I interdict you, and I'm NOT cheating, you will clog anyway?
Have I understood that right?
I have no way to know if you are cheating or not. And, judging by the proliferation of the cheat tools and the inactivity of Frontier to combat them, I can only assume that every hollow I see is a possible cheater. And I will act accordingly. If you can prove I have done something wrong, be my guest and report me for investigation.
 
I have no way to know if you are cheating or not. And, judging by the proliferation of the cheat tools and the inactivity of Frontier to combat them, I can only assume that every hollow I see is a possible cheater. And I will act accordingly. If you can prove I have done something wrong, be my guest and report me for investigation.
If we were forced to fight, I could understand your argument. But since we can run, it doesn't really matter if you escape a cheater or a regular player. If you are really consequent, you should have clogged since legacy modules with stats, that are impossible to archive now, were allowed to be retained.
 
I have no way to know if you are cheating or not. And, judging by the proliferation of the cheat tools and the inactivity of Frontier to combat them, I can only assume that every hollow I see is a possible cheater. And I will act accordingly. If you can prove I have done something wrong, be my guest and report me for investigation.
So logically; if you 'believe' that everyone you see in open, is a potential cheat. Why do you fly in open. You must spend most of your time, logging out and back in again; that cannot be a pleasurable, experience at all.
 
If we were forced to fight, I could understand your argument. But since we can run, it doesn't really matter if you escape a cheater or a regular player. If you are really consequent, you should have clogged since legacy modules with stats, that are impossible to archive now, were allowed to be retained.
You can't guarantee to be able to escape.
 
My goal is not to start a debate of open vs. solo but rather to ask a simple question. Have you noticed an increase in senseless murders lately, in open? I've always preferred to play in open and accept murder as part of the game and actually have fun when a "gentleman pirate" interdicts me. Recently though, I've seen an uptick in murder rates, particularly near the engineers, and especially near Felicity Farseer. I can only assume it's because it's the first place people go after buying a new ship, especially when they're new to the game. Any thoughts on the subject?
When I first when to farseer I encountered death multiple times.. someone said go solo.. since then ive never been killed except through my own stupidity..
I might think about creating a killing machine and go on a killing spree myself. im in the mood for it today..
 
I have no way to know if you are cheating or not. And, judging by the proliferation of the cheat tools and the inactivity of Frontier to combat them, I can only assume that every hollow I see is a possible cheater. And I will act accordingly. If you can prove I have done something wrong, be my guest and report me for investigation.
I'm guessing "disconnecting" is what you've always done. Now you've got a smoke screen.
 
You can't guarantee to be able to escape
Against a good wing this might be true, but normally it's not difficult to escape most gank attempts, if you're not flying a paper plane.
And I will act accordingly. If you can prove I have done something wrong, be my guest and report me for investigation.
So your reaction to someone possibly(!) using external help is always using external help to escape. That's hypocrisy.
 
Depends on the ship (loadout), but it would be boring otherwise. But that wasn't my point.
It depends on a lot of random things. Like skill and credits and what you come up against.

Your point or not; just throwing it in there, like 'oh just escape then, it's easy'. These days after Engineers, is a stupid thing to say, to the general forum population.
 
Hmm.
So, you're in open, if I interdict you, and I'm NOT cheating, you will clog anyway?
Have I understood that right?
I'm guessing this is more of a "protest" aimed at the current fuss about cheating than a genuine concern about the likelihood of being attacked by a cheater.

Personally, I'd suggest a better strategy would be to play the game in good faith and then moan to FDev about cheating on social media.
 
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