I have heard about you plight with Sienar Fleet Systems. Most factions are not like that: many imperial factions are however. Re-spawn when you can, I enjoyed the game more with my 3rd character - this one. If you want I can lend you a ship and stuff. If you would like some advice on character creation, let me know.
The difficulty with this sort of thing is that it is often downright impossible to determine the motive behind an execution. Historically, most faction leaders seem to be sufficiently trustworthy not to execute their personnel without reason considering that all factions have active membership requirements, but very often people have petty grudges for one reason or another and hopefully you can understand that we simply can't monitor that.
The best advice, if you have reason to doubt your faction leader, would be to stay on a personal ship as soon as you've got one, or to leave faction ships and stay out of sight while you are on vacation; such precautions will also need to be taken come combat.
It would be easy to tell when last I logged on prior to last night assuming you keep login records. Anyway I'm mulling it over. I got another mail, and I thank Wilhelm for it, however I cannot reply to the mail system since my character is dead.
It would also be pretty easy to confirm when he killed me, which was months after my last login.
Anyway I have got some good responses. If this is how the Imperials treat folks its no wonder they are losing the galaxy. Yes Vader did needlessly kill his men, but that is also why he wasn't so succesful during the Rebellion years, Thrawn on the other hand had an entirely different philosophy. It would be better for the Empire if someone like Thrawn was Emperor, though that would take much work and require many deaths (meaning Thrawn from the Zahn Trilogy ) (Imagine if Thrawn had been a Sith Lord combined with all his natural tactical sense and ability)
The date of your death proves little more than when the individual in question had opportunity to track you down and carry out the warrant. That still doesn't give us anything conclusive in regard to motive. In the very lucky case it may be glaringly obvious based on a confession someplace or another, but in the vast majority of situations nothing so obvious exists. That is why this isn't something a blanket rule can possibly be enforced for.
And you are right, of course, that leaders who execute their personnel aren't likely to be very successful. Nobody wants to join a faction if they fear their lives from their own employer.
Thanks Ashla, once I am able to make another character I'll contact you.
I have a question though for Syn, Why are folks allowed to arrest people of the same faction? That seems like nothing more than a griefing tool really. I don't understand what other use it can have. I assume that you might argue that well if someone stole from the faction then you'd want to arrest them. Personally though I think it would be better to kick them from the faction first in order to limit any further damage. Just wondering what the thought is on the ability to arrest same faction, seems counterproductive and as I said a tool only for griefing.