I've noticed on some stocks I've had that a certain amount of the assets were protected.
I thought it should be described under the faction rules but couldn't locate it.
What is the purpose of protecting assets?
Or where can I read of this function?
I'm not sure where you can read up on it, but asset protection is a special function that allows factions (and people with the needed privs within that faction) to "protect" the assets by locking them down (of sorts) so that the assets cannot be made over without the faction owner "de-protecting" (or "un-protecting", I'm never sure which) them. It cannot be done, however, with personal assets, since nobody steals from themselves. I suspect the reason it's visible on faction stocks is because if a faction has all of its assets unprotected, it could possibly be completely cleaned out, which makes for an unhappy instance for investors.
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