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Ajax Dachilles
Posted - 2008.01.17 09:49:00 - [1]
 

What does flashing red on the Overview mean? I was ratting in .4 with my destroyer and some guy in a wolf jumped into the same belt as me in a wolf and was flashing red... i decided to leave?

i warped out and got back to highsec and docked as fast as I could.

now i feel kinda stupid like i overreacted.

did i do the right thing?

Sandeep
Posted - 2008.01.17 09:53:00 - [2]
 

The right thing depends on your values of what's right or wrong.

Open your Overview Settings and have a look at what each appearance means.


Niobius Julius
Dark Knights of Deneb
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2008.01.17 09:57:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Ajax Dachilles

did i do the right thing?


yeah :) Although you can dock in lowsec system as well and wait until he leaves local.

Flashing red means he had negative security status, which you get when shooting and killing other players in lowsec areas. Im 200% sure he warped to your belt for the same reason :)

Ajax Dachilles
Posted - 2008.01.17 09:59:00 - [4]
 

i checked his bio and apparently he has a webpage where he posts his pirating activities, and his security status is -10.00


Im surprised he didnt tackle me, but then i DID gtfo as soon as i saw him...

Shanur
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2008.01.17 10:32:00 - [5]
 

By default a flashingback background means that the person did something that allows you to attack him without global agression, loss of security rating and/or CONCORD blowing you up. This can be caused by can theft, a warring corp or (as was the case here) a security rating of -8.0 or lower ranking him as an outlaw.

The only way to get a security rating that low is to be either extremely stupid or to have a high focus on attacking other players trough suicide ganking or low sec piracy, so it's very likely you barely dodged a pirate wanting to give you a friendly hug.

I sometimes nickname low sec flashy reds fuzzies because they just want a hug and give you warm fuzzy feelings ugh

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2008.01.17 11:04:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Ajax Dachilles
i checked his bio and apparently he has a webpage where he posts his pirating activities, and his security status is -10.00


Im surprised he didnt tackle me, but then i DID gtfo as soon as i saw him...



sounds like you had speed built up :)

good thing too!
in the future also try to fly toward a stargate so whe you press warp you get out even faster!

Tchell Dahhn
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2008.01.17 14:51:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: MotherMoon
In the future also try to fly toward a stargate so whe you press warp you get out even faster!



...providing you're not using Autopilot, which means certain death in losec.

Cool

Eleana Tomelac
Gallente
Eclats de verre
Posted - 2008.01.17 15:27:00 - [8]
 

All death is certain YARRRR!!

Having a fast warping ship is the best thing to be safe from pirates in lowsec.

Rjaiajik Kajvoril
Amarr
Cloak and Daggers
SMASH Alliance
Posted - 2008.01.17 15:29:00 - [9]
 

You avoided ship loss there... good move.

Azirapheal
Amarr
Ministry of War
Posted - 2008.01.17 16:51:00 - [10]
 

eve allows players to indicate that they need a hug by flashing red on the overview :) honest :)

Avery Ubermann
Jobseekers Alliance
Posted - 2008.01.17 17:21:00 - [11]
 

As already stated if he was flashing red, he was criminally flagged for attacking someone within the previous 15 minutes and he was certainly planning you for desert.

Docking in a station in lo-sec is fine but if the pirate is in a ship that can tank the sentries for a period of time he will just wait outside until you undock or log off. Be aware he may also have friends that are already within the station that will alert him when you are undocking and they will be right behind you to bump you away from the station. Best bet if it's a system that you like to use regularly is to make several safespots and warp from one to another, being sure to move on to the next safespot within 30 seconds or so to avoid being scanned out. Or leave the system as you did.

On a sidenote someone can flash red if they have stolen loot from you, but as this guy had -10 sec so I doubt that was the case this time.

Hope this helps.


Esu Nahalas
Yote Patrol
Posted - 2008.01.17 17:21:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Azirapheal
eve allows players to indicate that they need a hug by flashing red on the overview :) honest :)


Flashing red just means that your intentions are often misunderstood.Twisted Evil


 

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