I’ve actually been away from the game for quite a while, and when I logged back into the game the other day, I was no longer KOS for Deep Core Mining. I landed in a belt with them and they didn’t warp off or summon a fleet, so I assumed something had changed, or maybe my standings went back to neutral? So I checked, and nope, -6.something. But they didn’t come after me. They’re not even red on grid anymore, they’re back to white icons.
I’m actually really glad they’re fixing this, it’s an affirmation of sorts. I was one of the first people to bring up the problem of standings losses with NPC corps from killing players in them, resulting in becoming KOS to DCM even though you’d never attacked one of their mining fleets. I got scoffed at by carebears for it, and now it’s being fixed.
I definitely agree a standings reset should be in order for those still KOS as well. +1