The only other way to die is by flying into a star. Perhaps that's a way to kill someone too?
If you and someone else are both in the cockpit of a ship, and you as pilot/commander set course for the sun, then you set pilotship to the other guy, hop in an escape pod and leave him on course to fry.
Perhaps it might work except I forget if you can leave a ship in motion in sublight.
But the big question I don't know is if the ship automatically stops when you switch pilotship to the other guy.
The only way to keep a ship in motion while you leave the cockpit is to have a pilot droid, but once you undock from the ship the droid ceases and the ship stops moving. So there's no way to actually accomplish your act of sunning someone unless you take the trip with them.
But what if you have the pilot droid in the cockpit AND the other player, and you don't leave until you switch pilotship to the other player in the cockpit. Technically then you wouldn't be the pilot and you'd be free to undock as you please. ... so long as you can undock in sublight and putting another player as pilot doesn't automatically stop the ship.
So anyone know for sure if you can do it that way?
Actually Drexel, you can leave the cockpit without a droid and the ship will continue to move - its only if you enter a docked ship/vehicle that it would stop moving.
And if you assigned the droid to the other pilot there, it would still work. Thats if you can undock in such a manner - apparently someone has managed to do that, set a slow capital moving, then undock in a smaller ship and fly to it later.
SO it IS possible! Or at least the using a droid to keep moving and undock part, but still unknown about the assigning to another person in the cockpit part. Which is irrelevant if the ship can be exited and still move anyway.
So okay assuming that's true there you go Guest/Visitor.
It IS possible to kill someone else by sending them unwillingly into the sun too.
Waste a expensive capital ship to kill one person.....not that great of a deal. But the suicide thing sounds kind of fun. The ultimate execution of criminals. Slowly send them to death in sublight on a SSD.
Yeah thought it would be like that. Could always enter a docked ship/vehicle since from my reading of the rules, NPCs and PCs in docked entites are protected from the effects of entering a sun (so long as the host ship is a cpaital of course, so it survives), and only those PCs and NPCs in the host ship are dmage/killed.