“So re-assigning to another person or nobody (while traveling) will never abort the entity into a blackhole or sun?
- Maha Michi
Where did you come up with that? Re-assigning to another person or nobody while traveling will give them the same chance to abort into a blackhole or a sun just as if they had dropped out of hyper themselves.
Mikel's point was they won't die unless they're in a fighter. The rules state that:
“When a pilot plots his course to its destination, the ship computer will automatically avoid any suns in the way. However, a pilot can decide to override the computer decision and set the destination right into the sun or right into a Black Hole. If a ship arrives on a sun or Black Hole, its fate will depend upon its class. Wrecks, satellites and fighters on a sun or black hole are destroyed, along with whatever they contain.
Capital ships and freighters sustain hull damage (30% to 50%), ionic damage (15% to 35%), and shield loss (25% to 60%) and are moved one square to the left, away from the sun (if the sun or blackhole is at X-coordinates 0, then the ship is moved 1 square to the right). The pilot is killed if he is in control of the ship (piloted mode).
- The Rules
Fighters and their pilot will be destroyed while capital ships and freighters will be damaged. The pilot will not be killed because they won't technically be piloting when/if it crashes because they were unassigned.