Halt for cargo scan ... What a downer when you're just hanging out
in space, pursuing happiness, and minding your own business. The BugZapper
delivers justice, in a variety of entertaining ways.
After you've been in one place long enough (180 seconds), the SafetyBlanket will activate. A demonstration victim will be spawned and zapped to test the systems.
When the SafetyBlanket is active, ships that fire on you will get zapped and your shield and hull will be repaired. Ships that order you to halt for scanning will be zapped at any time.
The SafetyBlanket sends you a text notification (lower left corner of the screen) when it turns on and off. When on, there will be a harmless, totally non-suspicious fog in front of the ship. This is completely normal.
You can be killed even with the SafetyBlanket operating. It is much less likely.
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