Just thought i’d pop in with a small note that we’re just wrapping up a feature which allows smuggling illegal goods. Has a few steps to it and interrelated systems, so it’s taken a while, but it looks like this:
You can smuggle illegal goods.
Authority vessels will scan you if they see you.
If they scan you and you are carrying illegal goods, you will be fined.
You can sneak through authority vessels by turning your IFF off.
If you are spotted without your IFF on, you also receive an instant fine.
If you are fined, you just pay that fine before you can undock from any space station in that nation, or use any of that nation’s jumpgates.
If you cannot afford a fine and need to undock, you’ll have to take out a loan.
Loans accrue interest, and if a loan becomes large or late enough, debt collectors may come for you…
So yeah, complicated one to implement.