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Barakkus
Posted - 2011.08.19 19:40:00 - [91]
 

Yo dawg, I hear there are afk cloaking pvp bots that shoot ratting bots all while afk and cloaking. True story.

CaldariCitizen19082011
Caldari
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.19 19:45:00 - [92]
 

Originally by: Mr Kidd
Originally by: CaldariCitizen19082011
Quelle surprise. Some people prefer to act facetiously rather than contribute to a discussion. Laughing




The discussion you want to have is ridiculous. And many of us are tired of talking to lugubrious coxcombs.


I don't want a discussion, I want a reporting of incidents and a complete LACK of discussion, DONT ANGRY ME MISTER!!!

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
The Eleusinian Mystery Cult
Posted - 2011.08.19 20:44:00 - [93]
 

Damn good troll, Spank-alt! Damn good troll.

Because Of Door
Posted - 2011.08.19 21:41:00 - [94]
 

Edited by: Because Of Door on 19/08/2011 21:44:30
Originally by: Tokyo Rose
Also do you know whats really fun?

Afk cloaking in your sb then once everyone logs or docks up you rat in their belts.


^^ THIS. Razz

Originally by: Eight Sinn
It's like condoms, they aren't always fun to use but you are glad you did if it avoids the AIDS, STD's or unwanted baby spawns.


But sometimes you may get an officer spawn...

Hwong Jian
Posted - 2011.08.19 22:32:00 - [95]
 

I just want to point out two things:

1. You won't know that there is an AFK cloaker in your system when CCP changes local.

2. The amount of public outcry about cloaks has skyrocketed since CCP announced null-sec changes.

Now, I'm a fairly logical person. And, I even watched the movie Limitless. So, I know a thing or two about connecting the dots.

Cry on, nullbears. Cry on. Your days of "(lol)risk vs. (insane)reward" are going to shift a little closer to "risk vs. reward".

Also, unless you're in a frig, you have a drone bay. And even some of the frigs have a drone bay. FILL IT WITH ECM DRONES! Even if you get cloaky bumped so you're not fully aligned, I'd love to see how the cloaky recon holds a point on you while he's jammed.

Here's a novel idea: This is EVE. This is a sandbox (for now). Figure out how to play inside it or leave.

CaldariCitizen19082011
Caldari
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.19 22:40:00 - [96]
 

Originally by: Hwong Jian
I just want to point out two things:

1. You won't know that there is an AFK cloaker in your system when CCP changes local.


Please share your insider information with the rest of us. Or are you stating you are just as capable of pure speculation as the rest of us?

Generals4
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.19 22:45:00 - [97]
 

Originally by: Hwong Jian
I just want to point out two things:

1. You won't know that there is an AFK cloaker in your system when CCP changes local.

2. The amount of public outcry about cloaks has skyrocketed since CCP announced null-sec changes.

Now, I'm a fairly logical person. And, I even watched the movie Limitless. So, I know a thing or two about connecting the dots.

Cry on, nullbears. Cry on. Your days of "(lol)risk vs. (insane)reward" are going to shift a little closer to "risk vs. reward".

Also, unless you're in a frig, you have a drone bay. And even some of the frigs have a drone bay. FILL IT WITH ECM DRONES! Even if you get cloaky bumped so you're not fully aligned, I'd love to see how the cloaky recon holds a point on you while he's jammed.

Here's a novel idea: This is EVE. This is a sandbox (for now). Figure out how to play inside it or leave.


Maybe but let's not forget they are also going to make of 0.0 a diamond mine.

Hwong Jian
Posted - 2011.08.19 23:02:00 - [98]
 

@TheChickFormerlyKnownAsJemima: Many Bothans died to bring me that information. To tell you exactly how that information was gained would risk the lives of even more Bothans in future intelligence gathering operations. However, I can assure you that the changes, as they are currently planned, will indeed make it so that AFK cloaking will go unnoticed. However, the non-AFK cloaker will have a distinct advantage.

@Generals4: That brings up few more things. I want EVE blood diamonds now! (Which reminds me, maybe I should collect Blood Raider Diamond Tags...) How lucrative will guerilla tactics and small-scale player-based incursions into 0.0 be? Will the possibility of low sec pirates and bored FW militias jaunting into 0.0 to hunt ratters and mission runners cause the entry systems into 0.0 to become more camped? Less camped? Make 3-5 jumps into 0.0 basically ghost towns as the "0.0 alliances" (read: nullbears) move into more "protected" areas?

Tainted Rascal
Posted - 2011.08.19 23:47:00 - [99]
 

Have I died to an AFK cloaker ? I have not.

Do i think the game mechanic surrounding AFK cloaking is unbalanced an open to abuse?.... hell yes. You'd be a fool not to know that.

If i log in anywhere, I can sit at a true SS, hit the cloak button and walk away all day - where's the risk to me? I wont mysteriously de-cloak unless my EVE client crashes (quite likely lol) or my client gets disconnected. And then I'd be logged out and safe anyway. Wheres the risk to me? I can de-cloak for a moment - launch probes, re-cloak, search the system for my enemy track them down, and unless they've been actively spamming the d-scan every 30 seconds for all the hours they've been active, they'll have no idea an attack is on the way till the final seconds.

So i can go to any system i like and monitor it when i want to and my enemy can see me there but has no idea at what point I'll be active and cant do a damn thing about it. This is where i see the mechanic is broken. Its a cheap tactic. We all know it. It needs re-balancing (its needed this for years).

Pr1ncess Alia
Posted - 2011.08.20 00:29:00 - [100]
 

I'll have you know my parents were murdered by an afk cloaker

Doctor Ungabungas
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.08.20 03:12:00 - [101]
 

Originally by: Hwong Jian
FILL IT WITH ECM DRONES!


ECM drones have saved expensive ships of mine several times. Don't leave home without them.

Shartifartblast
Minmatar
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.20 04:20:00 - [102]
 

Over a hundred posts proving no one is able to remain on topic and barely anyone has any direct experience with losing a ship to this much maligned threat!

Nocte Eisner
Caldari
Dirt Nap Squad
Dirt Nap Squad.
Posted - 2011.08.20 20:38:00 - [103]
 

I thought that I died once to an AFK cloaker, but I was mistaken.

Narisa Bithon
Caldari
The Motley Crew Reborn
Posted - 2011.08.20 20:41:00 - [104]
 

Originally by: Tokyo Rose
I think the op is trying to be sarcastic in that afk cloakers are no threat to anyone but botters who infinitely log out due to a non blue in local.

I think.


maybe op is complaining cos his bots are perma safed up cos of an afk cloaker thus "killing" his super carrier/ titan mins gathering source

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.08.20 20:59:00 - [105]
 

Originally by: Shartifartblast
Over a hundred posts proving no one is able to remain on topic and barely anyone has any direct experience with losing a ship to this much maligned threat!
I'm still trying to understand how it is even possible to lose a ship to another ship that has nobody at the controls.

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
The Eleusinian Mystery Cult
Posted - 2011.08.20 21:10:00 - [106]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
I'm still trying to understand how it is even possible to lose a ship to another ship that has nobody at the controls.


The same way you keep your dignity unblemished when you give earnest responses to trolls - i.e you cannot.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.08.20 21:47:00 - [107]
 

Originally by: Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
Originally by: Grimpak
I'm still trying to understand how it is even possible to lose a ship to another ship that has nobody at the controls.


The same way you keep your dignity unblemished when you give earnest responses to trolls - i.e you cannot.
I've been posting on these forums for nearly 7 years already and I am among the top 10 posters.

what's this "dignity" you're talking about?Razz


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