but the responses I got show it's not & the .xml for the Ark itself is a Mission Failure begging the Player to shoot at it.
----------somebody cooked the books.
The Ark SHOULD Always leave a wreck to loot ( kind of like Arco ) because it's a mission ship.
The Old Ark :
Today's Ark :
Notice it does not Leave a Wreck...explosionType= "&vtThermoExplosion4;"
To allow a mission ship to explode beyond the Player's ability to loot for a Relic ......that's just setting the Player up to fail the mission.