I've never been the one to use the escape pod since I'm always too busy fighting to remember to use it. But I do have one installed and if the correct key is ESC, then it does nothing after a misjump.
The reason that I asked was because it looks like this shot
of an NPC escape pod is from interstellar space (green stars).
Another strange thing that happened when trying this was that there were civilian ships in interstellar space. At least one Worker's Commuter sent out desperate calls for help, before I nuked everything (I don't use the Energy Bomb either, so I wasn't sure if the escape pod was activated with TAB - which it wasn't
). I'm quite sure that the WC wasn't placed there by a script, since the script in commies specifically says that those ships should not to appear in interstellar space (conditions = ( "status_string equal STATUS_EXITING_WITCHSPACE", "planet_number greaterthan -1" );
). I think I was using either the 1.65 or the TP exe because I don't have any saves in the 1.68 folder (still not really playing until someone releases a version that either fixes the sticky message bug or allows me to control where and in what size on-screen messages are displayed with the hud.plist
300 billboards in Your Ad Here!
Astromines and more in Commies
along with other Oolite eXpansion Packs.