Ignum Station in disrepair
When I first arrived at Ignum Station, I was met with a strange bittersweet sight. Ignum station came into view glorious and gigantic, and instantly I was amazed. Were it not for the issues mentioned in this report, Ignum Station would likely be my favorite of all the space stations I have seen thus far. However, Ignum Station was also desolate and abandoned, with few ships to be seen, and no players on /near. This was bad enough, but I continued on to Ignum Station, hoping to sell some items to the importers there. I landed my ship on a docking port, traveled inside, went up the gigantic elevator to the middle floor (which is the station floor), and that's when I noticed the holes. It was terrible unto itself, however this still did not interrupt my activities at Ignum Station directly. It was probably a Re-Detect issue, or a couple of naughty troublemakers with explosives on their ships, right? I kept on walking around, looking for the Importers to take my items. While looking, I came across the for-rent player shops. Not one was taken. And of course, adding insult to injury, a few animals are loose in the station. It was at this point that I concernedly contacted Arjuncraft2001 (a Developer, and the only staff online at the time) about the situation at Ignum Station. Arjuncraft2001 fixed up the holes (so without a rollback, their prior condition can't be seen), yet holes there were. Arjuncraft2001 also showed me to the Importers. Unfortunately, I have no screenshots of these areas. However, I can attest that they were not NPCs, nor were they very obvious; Instead, they were chests inside of small rooms to the side of the broken hangars. Even worse, the room's entrances were somehow blocked with concrete blocks that clearly did not belong there. I do not know how these were placed; By exploit, by abuse of re-detect, by a small speeder ship with pistons, or what, but it was true of both. This was what convinced me that Ignum Station had not just been assaulted once, but rather had been abandoned and left to die for an extended period of time.
I strongly urge both the staff and the playerbase to salvage Ignum Station. It is a gorgeous place with an amazing amount of potential, and to see it squandered and dilapidated is sad. Ignum station is in need of improved protection, of economic stimulation, and of course, of use, just like all the other stations are. I understand that the Ignum system is very sparsely populated, I was not too surprised to see it empty, but to see it in the condition it is in is much more startling. I hope that this is resolved soon, not just on the surface (as was done today with repairs of existing holes), but deeper down, fixing the troubles that plague Ignum Station. Thanks.