stylesrj wrote:You could even get an augment that allows the trading of slaves, but not other acts of piracy, so it's not just a Mantis thing.
0_o da what? What would be in-lore rationale behind this, a Forced Worker Millenium Act? C'mon, slavery should retain Mantis thing (even Requisition License acts differently than outright pirating). Otherwise, next look around, and we will become a galactic pimp, organizing orgies around visited systems on board of "love cruiser", en-route for saving the Federation. And shooting non-paying clients from flak gun.
And I agree that from crew's point of view killing surrendering cadets isn't much different than killing crew of the ship that surrender during battle... Except that now they see their faces in real life, so they want you to do it yourself. But shouldn't result in mutiny or whatsnot.