Has it been done in any plugs?
During my random times tinkering around in Nova I came across something that is relatively easy to achieve in the game engine, but I hadn't ever seen it happen in Nova stock or in any of the TC's or plug-ins I had played.
Are there any plug-ins out there that take advantage of the ability to have systems change ownership based upon cron events?
An example of what I'm saying:
You reasonably often will see reports of Feds invading an Auroran system or Aurorans invading Fed space or Rebels invading etc (if you ever go to the bar to check the news). I simply made a cron that has a chance of activating which flips ownership of some Fed border systems to other factions. For example, the Gateway system turns red on the map and the border colors expand as Aurorans invade the system. The new Auroran Gateway star system has better battle odds for Auroran vessels since they invaded so I simply made a higher chance for their ships to show up and less for Feds ships to show up in the system. After a month or two it changes back to Federation ownership and everything is restored back to normal.
Using mission bits it's easy to make this event repeat at random times simply with a "b###" on start and "!b###" on completion with a random percent chance of this happening.
People could make an entirely different feel to the game by having the map changing around them in this way... it would be quite interesting.
What do people think? Great idea unused or have other people done this in some plugs I haven't seen? Regardless, I feel it is an underutilized possible feature to the game..