I had always seen this debate off-and-on - does the killing shot result in ownership of a wreck, or most damage done?
I’m not claiming to know what gives ownership of a wreck. BUT - I have a data point, my first, to tell me what it isn’t - the killing shot.
Today I was hopping around doing event sites, and encountered a site where the BS was down to about 2-3% armor and 3-4% hull. There was no other player in local. I flew up with my piddly little Jackdaw and fired off a volley to finish it off.
The wreck was yellow. Please keep in mind I’m not complaining at all. I was actually excited to see this phenomena first-hand (finally!).
So, that’s pretty much it. Wanted to toss a data point out there that I can absolutely confirm:
- I killed a ship that was almost, but not entirely, dead - delivering the final shot
- No one else was in local
- The wreck was not mine
I’m sure many of you will chime in with jibes that this has always been known, but believe me - I’ve seen many people (forums, blogs, in-game) who believe wholeheartedly that killing-shot-owns-wreck. What I just saw tells me “Not necessarily.”