Fergulous wrote:This text from the entry portrays the Rebel's destructive side: "This sector was bustling with activity just a few years ago. Now, more than half the beacons have been destroyed, many settlements have been abandoned and the Rebels patrol constantly."
There's also the Rebel Stronghold's text where they describe everyone being taxed heavily. I think the beacon text for Rebel Sectors also varies between destruction and taxation. Although I'm unsure. I tend to avoid going to those places in-game (although I'll go to the Stronghold for the Flagship Construction fight)