CONCORD as a Capsuleer Career, pt. 2
Duncan Ringill

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#PIIRS LOW-SPECTRUM COMM SCAN LOG YC117.05.28//18:09:22.387   

[CONCORD intercept-decrypt transcription]

{attrib uncert} *#&%$)$*@){>#((“–the files directly to me, Sarge.”

SGT Bagler: “Sure, we’ve got the sniffer data. But how come we’re spooking after a rich wirehead who never stepped outside the law? Other than that dust-up in Jita, I mean; that was a stray shot. What gives, Lieutenant?”

LT Murray: “Recruiting. That simple.”

SGT Bagler: “An egger? We gotta take on an egger? What for, for how long, and for how much?”

LT Murray: “You don’t wanna know how much, but the force is paying, from right at the top. Because the Captain says so. You’ve got a Piirs problem, remember?”

SGT Bagler: “That’s my case. Mine.”

LT Murray: “It’s bigger than you. The buzz out in low says she’s running for Sansha now. They’ll be feeding her ammo, and crew, so who knows where she’ll pop up next?”

SGT Bagler: “I can get her.”

LT Murray: “Forget Piirs for one damned minute. This guy’s the real deal. Look at those numbers–and he’s been doing it freelance. He cleaned up the shipyards all by his own little self. The Captain wants a badge on him before he turns pirate, or worse. Think of the ISK he could be pulling down for the big corps. He likes this sector, or he wouldn’t keep coming back for our jobs. This egger can be the one to take down Piirs and make it hurt–blow all her pretty head-metal right the hell up, and not just the destroyer. So when she comes back, she doesn’t come back here.”

SGT Bagler: “C’mon, Lieutenant. We caught her once. We gave it a shot, but those damned eggs’ll slip right past you. We’ll get her, no doubt.”

LT Murray: “Cut it out. This is your new partner. Everything else–everything–is on hold until you make it official.”

SGT Bagler: “He’s a weird one. Never seems to leave his cabin. These snaps are him at the balcony, just staring at that cruiser. It’s like even when he’s here, he’s still out there. It’s like they ain’t even human. Him nor Piirs.”

LT Murray: “Well, the Captain says we gotta have him, and I agree. Make the approach yourself. Nothing subtle, or he won’t even look at the offer. This is his home, and it’s time he stopped pretending it’s not. He wants to fight for us, deep down, so we make it pay. Give him one of those Comets. Swear him in. That simple.”

SGT Bagler: “You are gonna owe me so many doughnuts it ain’t even#&*(%)#@^@)%$//////////}”&*)?@#!%%%

[CONCORD intercept-recrypt interrupt]

Discuss.

CONCORD as a Capsuleer Career
Duncan Ringill

copcar01CONCORD responds to aggression in hisec, pursues known criminals and attacks illegal facilities. We’ve all seen at the gates that agents have faction hulls appropriate to the associated space, so let’s create at least four career flavors, one for each empire. A player who wants to clean up hisec, with a badge and everything, checks in at his local CONCORD station.

There could be a DED office with agents who offer security missions.  SCC would offer distribution missions.  Either of these corps may take the would-be agent into null to collect intel on NPCs, possibly without firing a shot.  CONCORD bounties could of course be pursued even into null, for the brave cop on the beat.

The player who builds standings of at least five with, say, Minmatar DED becomes a Special Agent who has earned enough loyalty points to receive a Police Pursuit Firetail with flashing red (natch) lights and a license to come after evildoers in MinSpace. NPC CONCORD still won’t pod you, but if you step into the wrong system (0.5 and higher) with the wrong standings, automatic locator agents slip your name and last known hangout into a boilerplate bounty mission, and a qualified capsuleer special agent might pursue you, armed with his skills and kill rights…and may pod you if he can. Aggress in a hisec system, and a special agent–perhaps a gang of them–can warp in on the NPC space police to assist.  Woop-woop!

The careful career dokkener might work her way through the empires, building standings sufficient to be authorized to pull you over anywhere in hisec.

Forum thread.  Discuss.