Pirate ships disguised as Economy stations

Brian Weber shared this bug 54 days ago
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I'm getting pirate cargo ships that are hostile and move aggressively toward me. The hud markers say they are economy factions and are neutral, but they are attacking me. My ship was decimated by missiles. They even say "You discovered [faction name]" when they appear. For example, there was a "METK.MilitaryEscort". I assume this is not a new feature. I'm not using any NPC mods.

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Hi,

thanks for the report

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Are there any more information available?

Do you have save of that world? (Having that world directly would make it much easier to solve)

What was the color of their antenna, was it really white(neutral)? (Green shouldn't attack. White probably shouldn't too.)

What was your reputation with that faction? (You can earn reputation with faction you do not know, by hurting their friends or helping their enemies. They could be enemies and just bug in antenna color)

Did you have anything not ordinary on your ship? Like decoys? Or parts of other salvaged ships, such as Cargo ships(that could have different ownership)?

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Ok, finally managed to reproduce it. No need to answer those questions.

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After thorough testing, the only cases the Cargo ships are attacking player are:

You are their enemy (reputation below -500)

Your blocks have "Nobody" ownership (Nobody is regarded as enemy as it can be piloted by everybody and enemies can be inside.)


If none of them were the case, more information are needed regarding the problem. (viz first comment)

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I thought the economy factions only had stations with safe zones. Are there cargo ships too? This was why I posted about it, not because it attacked me. I thought that was a separate issue.

I don't have the world anymore. I can tell you that the faction was newly discovered, which is why it gave me a hud notification when it appeared. So I assume my reputation was zero. I hadn't failed any contracts to bring down my rep with any faction. When the ship appeared, it was immediately moving directly toward me, like a drone. It had a white marker. My ship was owned by me and may have had decoys on it - I'm not sure.

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No, All cargo ships and encounters now spawn with Economy faction assigned (miners/builder/traders/pirates), even some skin cargo drop pods may have faction assigned.


The fact it was attacking you is... of course a bug, but still haven't been able to reproduce it. Only when my ship had 'Nobody' parts.

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