I am watching my empire reputation tank.
Why does attacking a blockade lower your reputation? A blockade is enforced by strength of arms, and relieving it (by force) ought to be fair game.
I parked a bunch of capital ships at the mining station they keep blockading and every time they blockade it, I shoot up their ships -> blockade has ended. And my reputation goes down...
Also, the fleet support ship I put there has a gravity well projector, why can I not use it to stop their blockading ships? Clearly blockading ships should count as hostile.
I think these questions belong in the tech support forum. The blockade mechanics have been the subject of many threads and never been sufficiently explained.
imo, blockade should be simply removed from the game. It's overpowered in many cases, where you can stop all trading at a major port by simply assigning your tiniest ship with a single laser to blockade it, and sending that ship with no fuel from the other side of the galaxy. The blockade cannot be broken till it arrives.
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