Idea for a new hardcore mode, timed using a zombie ship.
It needs to kill to survive, don't expect it to last very long at all. Npc's give extra life time according to their strength; weak npc's obviously giving less time than bosses or dreads, killing players giving the biggest boost. The exact parameters are not for me to decide as I do not know the game's mechanics, weak npc = 5 secs perhaps. The timer is activated and the ship is shown upon login.
The ship should be viewable as a hardcore is and just as desirable to kill in pvp. I would suggest equipment dura loss should occur instead of the equipment loss for a hardcore account and that the ship is safe.
Prizes could be awarded for the most time spent alive in a top ten.
This mode of play features on many games, be nice on TIB too.
I hope I haven't wasted time with a duplicate suggestion.
Edit: Not sure on killing players for biggest boost, open to exploit.