People just don't seem to get how insignificant these on-goings are...but they hear the word "cheat(ing)" and they perk up, light their torches, ****, moan, and cry about stuff that doesn't matter, etc.
My advice to all of you crying about cheating, create a new ID, buy your first HD season for $4.95, get a second team with a bunch of open 'ships in a world that does or doesn't meet the 1000 mile requirement (I don't care) and use this dummy team to purchase FSS for the area that your first team would normally recruit. Recruit with your first team, ghost ship the other if you like and see what you think...then you'll be able to have an accurate sense of what's going on.
I did this very thing 3+ years ago, I got a "welcome back" offer on one of my other IDs, purchased it, and got a team (1160 miles away from my #1 team mind you) and bought FSS to recruit for my main team. My conclusions...
1. It's not worth the $4.95/$12.95 that you would pay just to buy FSS for your other team...so A. it's a waste of money, if you don't genuinely care about your second ID's team.
2. It's a pain in the *** to be logging in and out of multiple IDs...I have 4 and have used only this colonels19 ID for the last 2+ years.
3. It doubles your workload, you scout on one ID and recruit on the other...again, not worth the effort if you ask me.
4. It's not as big of an advantage as I thought it would be, and I never saw a reason to do it again, mainly citing point #1 here. If you need to attempt to do this, you're pathetic, and I'll have a joyous time pimping your penny-pinching ***.
Go ahead and try it, I won't rat you out...I just want you to make up your own damn minds about "cheating" AFTER you've understood what the "cheating" is all about...a lot of you just want to seem to yell bloody murder about something that you don't entirely grasp.