ground missions i died when i got that shadow clone spawning boss in one of the random expo missions, did not help was in one of those buggy caves with the bad area clipping so you cant see what is shooting at you half the time.
I got caught up in that one too ...shadow guard commander and 3 elite shadow guards hiding in the back of a darkened cave. I died 6 times before I finally dropped the mission. (it was fun trying though)
In space ..a couple times with my Tac captain in his escort. never with my sci or eng captains except in DSE's
The Death penalty is going to go over just like the 60 day stuff with all the spawn camping. You can't hardly get into Borg Hunt without getting killed and that is as a Klink. The poor Feds will have no chance of the Klinks decided to spawn camp as bad as the Feds.
To answer your question. Sure. Could I have gotten away, yes. But why? Respawn and continue along.
Ha whats going on with the death penalty? I am new to the online thing so where do I put my thoughts on the subject? Ok here is what I thing. Yes we could have a death penalty,but me problem with it is that most of the mission can't be redone. So if they start taking away XP how are we to level up. I think they could take away credits. Like it we die take 50 away. See we can always sell stuff. We can't get the missions back to get the XP. If the person gets down to no money they just will learn not to get killed.
Only once where it was a thing of being actually beaten. I died to a borg cube when he has 3% left but my explosion killed him too. But i've definitly died in those deep space encounters where that are not supposed to be solo but I end up soloing them anyways.