We need some more pictures in this thread ( beacuse I am a caveman! )
I have no idea. But I’m sure we aren’t the first to think of this. I left Euclid years ago…(well last year or was it before…) and having completed nearly everything I do think the pirates pick on me lol! What I do experience are some tough (but exciting) battles that I didn’t even want to initiate. If you carry a lot of valuable items (like stasis devices or quantum thingies) then I seem to attract them like flies. And they just won’t give up.
They only way I managed to escape was to fly through asteroids or land somewhere. Flying close to other fleets send of the alarm bell sounds and I can get some help from their fighters and guns. So the battling seems intelligent.
If I leave a planet with all red lights lit then I am in for trouble. I haven’t fully kitted out my starship since the update but each battle has been fun. I’m no expert hotshot. ‘Just a kid with a blaster.’