I’m not sure I understand the logic of the dueling mechanic.
I’m a solo player, and I don’t duel anyone, because there are just too many ways to game the matchup. After a duel request has been accepted, you can reship into a completely different ship. You can get remote help from teammates, and the only penalty for them is a suspect flag.
So there is no way to judge the risk in a duel, because you may end up facing a completely different situation than you signed up for.
My question is, what is the logic behind this? Why would ANYONE accept a duel, ever, except between teammates practicing tactics?
It seems to me that duels should be a very special form of limited engagement, with two rules:
– No reshipping. If you reship, the limited engagement ends. If one player’s ship is destroyed, the limited engagement ends.
– No help. Anyone attempting to remote boost/damp duelers sees a warning dialog. If they proceed, they are CONCORDed.
Am I missing something?