Covop Bash Limit? Covop XP Bravery?
("Oh god another suggestion attempt to fix covops!")
Suggestion #1: How about a bash limit for covop missions? Let's say something similar to standard attacks, must be >50% your planet value and score.
This will hopefully stop covop farms being set up to a large degree. More importantly, this forces us to use covops on actual targets, not just inactive idle planets or newbs that init 500 roids and forget to buy guards and then emo-quit because they can't figure out how to stop the harassment.
Suggestion #2: Covop XP Bravery Factor boost. Incentivise covops on 'meaningful' targets by borrowing the bravery factor idea from attack xp. This could look something similar to
Covop xp = [Current covop xp] * bravery_factor
We could just use the same factor to keep things simple, calculated between 0.19 and 2. Maybe a higher maximum could be interesting to encourage covop xp play a bit.