I’m recently back from 9 years AFG (Clear Skies showed up in my Youtube recommendations). I have some stuff to move around.
In my day, it was somewhat common for a Disco BS to sit on a gate on a common lowsec route and light up as a ship landed on its way out. I once had a Rokh with officer smartbombs put my Ishkur into structure, so I figure it could kill a blockade runner.
Is this still a thing? Do the mechanics work the same way? Can smarties hit you if you warp-to-gate-and-insta- jump? Do people actually do it, or is it all highsec suicide ganks now?
If it is still a thing, will hitting the gate from the other side (using bookmarks) help? I remember stories of industrial-scale smartbombing in Rancer, wrapping the gate in disco BS to cover all angles, which would imply that changing angles worked otherwise.