Per my question on avoiding hostile ships, an update that is very briefly mentioned in the release logs now allows you to avoid hostile ships
A new HUD has been introduced to improve the experience of space combat. This includes a communicator, which can be used to advance mission steps, or even to hail pirates before they attack.
Below is the screen that is displayed when the communication begins.
I know that...
- Refuse - initiates space combat
- Complying/Bargaining - pay your way out
- Alert Authorities - Haven't found a Defense Chit yet, but I guess stops combat without paying?
I'm unsure of what alerting authorities does, and I know that complying and bargaining are ways to avoid space battles, what are the long term benefit differences between them?