Do self destructs count as kills?

Say I disable a ship, board it, yoink all its goodies, and the thing blows up in the process. Does that count as a kill, or is it not helping my combat rating at all?

Oh, and do kills by my escorts count as well?

You know, it's funny, this game was awesome when I was a kid, and even against EVN, it's still totally awesome.

This post has been edited by King Kestrel : 17 July 2006 - 05:26 PM

I'm pretty sure that self-destructing does NOT count as a kill. Annoying, yes.

Kills by your escorts do, though.

I'm pretty sure that as soon as you board a ship, you lose all chance of getting a kill for it. So even if you loot it and then leave the ship and then blow it up yourself, you don't get the kill.

This post has been edited by Mispeled : 19 July 2006 - 02:55 PM

Hmmm. I think I have to disagree with you guys.

Before I join a faction I build a base pilot, and build credits primarily from disabling and looting pirate ships. This boosts my combat rating. I don't take assasination jobs or anything like that, and I don't take out opposing faction ships, because I haven't yet joined a side. How else would my combat rating go up?

@callide, on Jul 21 2006, 07:16 AM, said in Do self destructs count as kills?:

Hmmm. I think I have to disagree with you guys.

Before I join a faction I build a base pilot, and build credits primarily from disabling and looting pirate ships. This boosts my combat rating. I don't take assasination jobs or anything like that, and I don't take out opposing faction ships, because I haven't yet joined a side. How else would my combat rating go up?

Are you talking about Nova? I'm talking about the original EV here.

Classic EV. (I still play it; I'm trying to play through every (decent) plug created for it). All I'm doing is looting pirates, and my combat rating goes up.

I think the minute you disable a ship, you've won the battle, which means your combat rating would go up. So even if you board it, your combat rating would probably still go up.

Yeah that sounds right.

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