Because, the Dead for 24 hours bit. What if we did the same for A&E?
A&E is Supposed to be keeping the peace, and psuedo combat. also used to remove people from power sometimes.
and sunning? yeah, some people want to die, and go out with a bang, not turn into an NPC.
either way. A&E say, Joe Bloggs, Leader of Imashipwright inc. is a target for assassination by his 2ic. This is a Legal IC action. He A&e's him. Executed, he comes back 24 hours later. What did it do? nothing.
Combat, is supposed to be perma death. death in RL is perma. Death is meant to be perma in this game as well.
with current P Vs C Rule, or at least ground combat preliminary rules, If you're squad dies, and you get shot and die, you're dead. if you get shot, your squad is still alive, you get dragged off and they retreat. one thing, you're dead, the other, you're not at the time.
now, In RL, above is true. if your one man fighting, you're likely gonna die.
If you get hit, you probably going to be dragged out of there, and healed by someone on your squad.
now, ship wise, with combat. If your in a fighter, you're probably going to be in a life support suit. you can maybe eject, and survive 48 hours in space. now, Assuming you had a support ship nearby, thats easy, you avoided death. Freighters and Cap ships have epods, again, a way to avoid death. you can last longer in an epod, as long as it doesn't get hit. this is why some examples in Canon, they have Fighters as escape pods. Luke used an Xwing at one point, and people use others as well. either way, this avoids death. again, if you're flying alone, you're more likely to die, then in a convoy. If you have friends, nearby, they can get you out of epod quicker, and there ya go, death avoided. Now ship combat, you can't get dragged off by NPC's, you'll need a PC, unless we could add a function to the freighter pilot, that can use a sprinter to go and fly to a destination in system to get someone. not suggesting anything, mearly pondering :D
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