Star Pirates Help FAQ

Terminology

  1. What is an 'MK'?
  2. Can you explain the meanings (and differences between) - Attacks - Raids - Ambushes - Farming – Dominating?
  3. What's the difference between being raided and being attacked by another player?
  4. What is Begging, or How to Get Banned Fast?
What is an 'MK'?
MK = mercy kill

It is someone asking to be sent to the shipyard because their hull will regenerate faster that way than letting it happen on it's own.

Other synonymous requests are "tow" and "splat"
Can you explain the meanings (and differences between) - Attacks - Raids - Ambushes - Farming – Dominating?
Attacks - Just like it sounds, you attack other players to earn experience. Most people concentrate on earning experience from offline players, since this drastically reduces the chance that you will suffer retaliation for farming them.

Raids - This is the act of stealing cargo from another player. On each player's profile screen, there is an option to Raid them. This costs 6 fuel, and doesn't involve an attack, just stealing their exposed cargo. Raiding online players is considered very hostile, though, so take care...

Ambushes - This happens when someone else initiates the attack and you have no chance to retaliate, it means that you are killed on the first shot without firing your guns

Farming - A semi-derogatory term that means you are attacking someone for the sole purpose of earning easy experience. Some players even maintain "farm lists" while others just select targets from the game's search option.

Dominated - This happens when you attack someone but they win instead. They are said to have dominated you, another standard battle message for when you lose. You'll never see this message in your own attack text; it only appears in the battle updates that run above the SB (ShoutBox.)
What's the difference between being raided and being attacked by another player?
Being raided doesn't result in ship damage, they just steal 5% of your cargo. Being attacked is just that, an all-out assault that puts you in the ship yard for a while, and they can get 10% of your cargo if they win.
What is Begging, or How to Get Banned Fast?
Begging for items, points or cargo (or for loans of these) in the ShoutBox or Private Messages is considered spam - your account may be frozen or banned if you do. Contact a Moderator if someone does this to you.

Please note that asking for advice from your Fleet leader or a moderator is perfectly acceptable and encouraged.