bnoury - I actually was taught that tactic during my Cadar initiate captain's training. It read something such as, "No known scanner is as effective at locating contraband as a Cadar torpedo. Statistics show that 98% of non-Cadar star ships encountered in deep space are carrying contraband."
I was drawn to Cadar because in their advertising it clearly said that they provided the best ships and best weapons. I've got the flier here somewhere ...
Oh here it is ...
Cadar - the Trusted Faction for Ricky'sSmurfs Budding Star Traders in the Galaxy.
Come fly with Cadar Airways and trade or see the Galaxy safe in your triple-reinforced EMP-resistant cockpit. We offer significant benefits over those lesser factions that will help you become the most successful captain in the Galaxy*
Premium quality torpedoes. Guaranteed to make large holes in your opponents or the next torp's discounted by 5%
Mighty warships. Let's face it, you can either fly around in some rust-bucket of a merchant ship - or you can fly around in a military-grade vessel of death and destruction.
Friendly culture. For no extra cost, we offer greeting messages that can be inscribed on the warhead of your torps. Examples from our large list include:
"There is a shortage of ____ at ____. I recommend you check it out"
"Can you spare some Water-Fuel - I'm running low"
"Are you a friend?"
"Please let me know if you are carrying contraband - my scanners aren't working today"
"Have a great day"
"I see you are damaged - can I render any assistance?"
Efficiency. We have to be the most efficient faction in the galaxy. Who else combines greetings with a sure-fire delivery method. Know that your message has been received by watching for smoke and/or fire.
So you can be one of the hunted ... or you could be the one pushing the buttons. The choice is yours.
*Excepting of course other Cadar pilots, Cadar military, and those independent despots that Cadar occasionally puts on a pedestal for motivational/propaganda purposes.
Extended torp decks:+7 torps and increased torp power. Torp-filled bulkheads:+10 torps,increased change of cricital hits against you. torp-databank:every record in hold improves torpedo accuracy leviathan-torp launcher system:shoot 2 torps at once! Omni-torp-stealth array:torp hit change increased. Hunter-killer torpedo launching bays:increased torpedo accuracy at close range.
Actually ... Cadar torps shouldn't have the minimum-safe distance inhibitor enabled. Torps should be able to go BANG at long, medium, AND short range. I'm Cadar and I know what I'm doing when I push this big red button.
So there'll be a bit of splash damage - again, Cadar ships should have extra armor specifically designed to handle this bit of incidental stuff.
"What ... you've boarded me? Great, I can fit a torp directly into your airlock now!"