“I hereby sentence you to death.”
What sounds like a dramatic ruling from any of the court houses throughout the Empires, whom support the death penalty might as well be something that belongs to local chat channels whenever a capsuleer is “bumping” into a vessel crewed by baseliners.
How detached Capsuleers are from the suffering of the normal, everyday folks is already proven by the funny slang word “bumping”.
Bumping describes the act of violently crashing a ship into another vessel.
The Pegs magnetic alignment combined with ship shielding however prevents any physical contact, thus sending both the ships, or the ship that is being “bumped” in different directions at extreme acceleration and speeds.
What works great as a safety feature at normal speeds is being abused by these lunatics for simple entertainment.
While the Capsuleers pod damps these extreme forces, giving the pilot at most a little dizzyness, the forces can and do kill standard crew. Even crew that is secured via. belts for example, as their organs are very much so turned into mush and sometimes even limbs (including the head) detach from the torso.
It is a bizarre picture to paint, for capsuleers though, it is everyday life as they murder droves of people, simply… by bumping into baseliner ships.
It is time we educate capsuleers on the effects of bumping. Beginning at their training !
And even more importantly to finally give a bumping Capsuleer what they deserve.
A criminal marking by Concord and swift justice !
We owe that to the victims of bumping !