Before the big changes in Eve this past year(ish) I posted an idea about changing how CONCORD responds to aggression where they are not present when a criminal attack begins in HiSec. The original thread can be found by searching for “PANIC Button Bait’er”.
Concept is for use on player ships only. How to hamper bots or detect bots using this concept could be coded in. This function would only be for systems where CONCORD is present, mainly HiSec space. Suggest that structures automatically summon CONCORD.
This would be make CONCORD reaction a little more like a 911 call where CONCORD no longer automatically responds to aggression where a player is tagged criminal at locations away from gates or npc stations in HiSec space unless called for by the attacked player(s) involved in the action.
Add a red panic button icon to the ship system display that, when used by the pilot of the ship, summons CONCORD once an attack where the aggressor is tagged criminal has been commenced and the player whose ship is being attacked pushes the shiny red button to summon help.
Lack of pressing the button would imply consent or negligence on the part of the attacked player. All other aspects of the aggression mechanics game could stay the same such as gate and station temporary lockout/loss of security status and being attacked by CONCORD if the attacker lands on grid with CONCORD while under the criminal timer etc.
Other than not responding to the attack unless summoned all the mechanics of how CONCORD functions could remain the same such as; time to respond based on system security status, off grid scram once response is initiated (though it would be nice to see that go away), reduction in the criminally active pilot’s security status and so on.