So currently when a player enters a trade city their self and ship are both under 100% protection instantly.
Please note we do not need to remove the protection from trade cities because people pay good money for that. And if we did we would lose one of the main reasons why nations should have them.
My proposal is that we keep the protection in trade cities but you must wait a certain amount of time until you gain full immunity. Slightly understanding the way it is programmed I feel this is the most timeless and efficient method to creating the Safezone Timer.
I agree with a section of the community that despises the fact that once you enter a safezone you are invincible instantly. It isn’t fair to those who may be in pursuit of someone who can just run to a zone. Granted, with my suggestion you can still do that but there is a limit to your protection.