Lohikar wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:08 am
It's within the Icarus' range considering that the station gets malfunctioning drones from them occasionally.
The security department is there to deal with carp/tunnel-dwellers, why would civvies be directly interacting with them?
Traders are also vetted by CC before they're allowed to come, p sure.
I don't think the sec department being totally incompetent to the point where bringing guns is required is canon either.
The drones only ever go that far out because it loses control of them. Any time a ship shows up, it's out of the Icarus' range.
As for 'why would civilians interact with the big angry things' it's because EVA roles exist. Shaft miner, Engineer(barely), and Xenoarchaeology/Anomalist.
One could argue that they could use tools as makeshift weapons, but that's a whole can of worms that's not worth opening. The only other weapon that Cargo has that'd be realistically approved for civilian carry is the derringer, which as opposed to the 'potential brain damage' some say this could give, can just headgib any antag coming after you.