Pop goes the freighters

So, a few days ago a new guy joined the alliance and started moving apparently all his assets to be closer to our staging system.

With tragic results.

He jumped into Uedama, started to align to the out gate, saw ships appearing, realised it was a logon trap then disconnected.

The interesting thing is that his logs don’t show any aggressive acts taken on his ship before he logged, yet the ship was still in space (according to the login screen) fifteen minutes later.

What’s even more interesting is that the killmail is more than fifteen minutes after he logged out. Needless to say, a petition is underway regarding that loss. Perhaps there’s an unknown bug that allows someone to bump a ship out of alignment, even when they’re doing an emergency warp?

It’s not an isolated incident either; there have been a spate of such freighter kills.

2 Responses to “Pop goes the freighters”

  1. 1 digtchld
    November 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    In my understanding it works as intended to prevent logovski. When u logoff without any aggro flag ur ship stays in space for another minute before emergency warp. If in that one minute u got aggroed u receive 15 minutes yellow flag in which your ship is vulnerable. Sorry to say that but I don’t thing your friend will get reimbursed as it’s not bug it’s game mechanic implemented with first inferno patch. There was a story of guy in thanatos shooting poco spoted by other guy in Helios. Carrier guy logoff Helios guy keep him aggroed by one hobgoblin till gankers come.

  2. November 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Actually, you warp out and you stay for a minute in space if you just log off. If someone finds and shoots you during that 1 minute, you get the 15 minute agression timer and mostly – dead. I used that to pop cyno pilots’ pods.

    The problem is that freighters warp out very slowly and are also very easy to find, since the warp distance is below 0.5 AU and the probes have no problem finding you with the first scan.

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