Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:05 am
Truth be told, I haven't decided how far I'm going to go with pirating yet. I know that you'll be able to disable ships by destroying thrusters and turrets, for example. As far as diplomatic interaction, I suspect that you will be able to threaten them, then show them that you're serious, then request a cargo drop or wire transfer. I think boarding is a bit too lofty for the time being, but tractoring might be feasible.
Yes, unfortunately I haven't played around with this in code enough yet to know just how hard various things are going to be, and, unfortunately, I won't know until the high-level AI really comes online (because this system is no doubt going to tie in intimately with high-level AI).
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” ~ Henry Ford