I made an account to reply to this thread. I’m playing on Windows, easy difficulty, about 17 hours into my story mode save. I was attacked by a torpedo one time, but I’ve never been scanned by authority or told by pirates to drop my cargo.
I’ve tried a few things, like sit around a popular station with IFF off and wait for Authority ships to pass by. They don’t scan or talk to me. I’ve also flown into the more dangerous systems looking for pirates, with my IFF on and making tons of noisy maneuvers, and nothing. They still just ignore me.
Is this related to the difficulty in any way? I know some people on Normal are having the issue as well.
@deMangler I saw your post on the Steam Discussions page a few minutes ago too so I’m going to try this. A shame that I spent 17 hours for nothing
Edit: My story save with 17 hours already had the CERESPILOT name (I didn’t know you could even change it) so I don’t know if that really has anything to do with the bug.
Edit 2: I started a new sandbox save and I’m being scanned and yelled at for having IFF off (although I didn’t see my credits drop even though they said I’d get a fine). I don’t know if this is a permanent fix, or if the AI will again start to ignore me as time goes on. I’ll post back here when I figure out more.