My thoughts exactly. Why it entered my mind to try to make it more effective, but luckily I did not try to make something myself but started out searching the mods here instead.If that was all, it would make as much sense for the Boron to outlaw water pistols.
---My ideas before I found this was that using SOS on a ship would hamper it's overtunes and rudder, maybe lowering of the pilots fightskill to simulate a loss of control of ships systems.
The idea being that a sluggish ship would be easier to handle and make it to bail.
---Taking over stations. You might have seen uberex plug-in where one uses marines? That is a nifty idea I think. If you have to take over a station you'll need to beam over 10 marines/mercenaries (that will be lost to you since they will stay and police the station).
If the hacking attempt is unsuccessful they are lost due to station security not being neutralised (laser sentries and such).
Might borrow some code or ideas from uberex script maybe?
Thank you for making this nice script, now it makes sense why the SOS system is outlawed
EDIT - For my game I think I'll edit the script so I'll need either one of Lucikes Technicians onboard, or a Marine/Mercenary with Hacking skill.
Only small ships can be hacked.
Un-piloted ships needs no wares or technician, like the original SOS.
I always edit scripts to become harder, almost never easier - must be something wrong with me
----> I sold myself on my own idea. Gonna adapt the script to lower aggression/fightskill of pilot and remove engine tunings and rudder. That will make the pilot bail easier or just make the ship easier to defeat.
Big ships will be harder to hack and will ofcourse not bail; maybe Big ship hacking will need onboard personal on player ship.
If one can use Cycrows SOS script simultaneously then I'll use that too as a legal way to claim un-piloted ships.
Stations, guess I'll stay away from that until I know what I am doing...
----> I'll use Uberex script for station takeovers. Might adjust it to make it harder. Users have noted it is quite easy taking over stations.