I am fairly new to SWC and am making my first piloting trip. I have descended to the atomosphere of the planet i want to visit (Dagobah), but a shield generator is preventing me from descending to the ground. How do i request permission to do this, or who do i request permission from? I cant seem to find it in the guide or in forum searches, although it must be somewhere i am missing. Thank you in advance.
Shields are owned by factions/players. Generally its best to contact the faction that controls the planet about getting access. Some factions will have a specific person to contact about that listed on their website, others will allow the leader to handle it all, so best to check before DMing people (ie the New Republic have specific people for their planets, so look for them).
If you encounter a planet that is shielded I would go to the factions page to find their IRC channel (listed http://www.swcombine.com/community/factions.php ) and I would DM the person named as Governor and/or Magistrate. Sometimes they have control of shields, sometimes they dont, but it is almost always worth asking.