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What happens if I jump with crew members teleported away on another ship? I've never dared try.

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They die. Same when the ship is destroyed when they are still boarding it. I have tried it sadly. :(

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The game does warn you if you try to jump away before you gather your crew. But the game doesn't warn if you teleport crew unto a ship without life support.

Your crew is also gone when the enemy ship jumps away.

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What is with all these upvotes? Crew died people! Have some respect! –  Ids Sep 23 '12 at 15:40
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I like to think they carry on, surrender to the other crew. Become slaves. Someday the escape and settle on a nice planet. Eventually starting a family and struggling to survive in a galaxy torn by war. But they'll always remember the day they had a chance to turn the tide of war. That day they were on a very important mission. The same day you left them behind. –  Byte56 Sep 23 '12 at 19:15
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@Byte56 Manly tears... –  Fluttershy Sep 23 '12 at 20:32
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Look on the bright side: you only try to board an Auto-Assault ship once. Then you learn that they have no air, and that was a bad idea. I learned this hard, hard lesson before I upgraded my teleporter, so my crew sucked vacuum for thirty long seconds.... –  Paul Marshall Sep 24 '12 at 18:37
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Also worth noting that you'll lose the crew if the opposing ship jumps away while they're on board. (Learned that lesson the hard way.) –  Allen Gould Oct 11 '12 at 21:42
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