From the Guide: # WARNING 3: if you dismantle an Alien Core it will become parts in your inventory. You CAN’T get the Alien Core back out of your structure unless you have EGS Recycle level 5 and recycle your structures!
Alien cores are arguably the most valuable commodity in HWS. Just look at the NA Marketplace if you doubt this. My problem is how this ‘WARNING’ in the guide is handled ingame - it isn’t! There is no warning whatsoever that multitooling an alien core will reduce it to a handful of garbage.
My proposal is this. Allow the core to be removed with a tag attached to it of the ID of the structure from which it was removed and the structure owner. Why? So that the player can correct their mistake and replace the core if they so choose without violating the the current constraints on alien cores. Tagged alien cores could not be sold, transferred by dropping, or stored in OCD. They could only go back to the structure from which they came by the current owner (player or faction)
I have lost 2 cores to multitooling and I can say honestly that nothing infuriates me more. It is unnecessary and correctable without impacting current Recycle requirements. I appeal to the HWS team to fix this. Thank you for your time and attention.