I for one am tired of getting jumped by a dozen ships the instance I zone into one of these and destroyed.
I have repeatedly reported this and asked for a fix since beta with no result.
Until Star Trek Online wakes up and fixes this problem I urge everyone to boycott Deep Space encounters. If you get sucked into one exit to sector space immediately.
I understand people think these attacking ships were placed there to stop AFK'ing. I don't really care about that, but I do care about being constantly jumped when I try to participate in one of these and if a boycott is what it's going to take to get this fixed, then I'm all for it.
I wish I could bycott them, but they keep pulling me in.
Yeah all I could do last night was LOL as I was flying from point A to point B and sucked into a DSE with a spawn point being camped by a flagship fleet. It was almost like getting spawn point ganked in PvP, minus the teabagging!
Never bought the AFK idea since they kick you pretty quick for being AFK anyway. However, I do think that random mobs you have to fight or avoid are pretty standard MMO course. Once you get snagged by them, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be attacked right away upon spawn. I have no problem with the mechanism and believe it works to create a more alive and changing environment.
The only problem I see is that they're not level limited and so if some higher levels had been there griefing or exploiting, you stand a good chance of getting jumped on spawn by enemies way over your level. Also, since Cryptic doesn't benefit when you play in one, how would a boycott help? It's like you're boycotting yourself.
And pray they don't destroy you before you zone out.
At least if you do manage to get out you can respawn and continue playing the rest of the game.
BTW, I enjoy them too WHEN I ACTUALLY GET TO PLAY THEM.
No, I switch to a custom power setting that splits my power between shields and engines, throw on evasive maneuvers, and head for a border of the deep space encounter. Once the enemies give up pursuit, I continue with killing the enemies needed for the defend missions.