I play the game for ONE simple reason to MINE in my ORCA.
Now I have to worry about Scouts warping in and attacking me and my drones in a 0.8 system, When There Is NO Incursions in the System I am in!!!
I’ve been playing the game since 2005. YES, I like it that CCP keeps the game new and lively. BUT, there are some people that play the game just to relax, we shouldn’t have too worry about things happening in systems that are 0.8, 0.9, 1.0, which normally has NO NPC rats or anything like that!!!
Incursions are fine, scouting for them is fine. BUT if the system is NOT a part of a full Incursion then there should be NO scouting or attacking in it.
I’ve lost a good 2 weeks of mining time because of this. FIX IT PLEASE!!!
… that’s bait, isn’t it ?
Oh well, better spring the trap.
If I resume well your situation… you weren’t paying attention to your screen (and the forums or r/eve where literally hundreds cried in unisson because the mean rats took their ships !)
Woah, you have to actually pay attention to your game. Impressing. And maybe, just maybe (that’s a nice little suggestion), use those drones of yours to actually kill those rats ? I don’t think that role bonus of 100% drone damage + 10% drone damage per level of Industrial Command Ships are here for the look.
So scouts are scouting systems that could be nice places to be invaded. Doesn’t know about you, but for me it sounds strongly like the definition of “scouting”.
You could try and take example from them. Use your scouts to see if the belt you’re warping at is actually occupied by those mean mean red pixels !
And you still don’t know the rule ? I thought everybody agreed we were on a PVP game. My, someone didn’t got the memo.
Oh, there’s actually one contract you automatically agree to, that say that once you’re out in the wild, you can consider your ship and whatever is inside to be lost ? You can miss the “I agree” button too, it’s a big, yellow square with “Undock” written on it.
But… if the Triglavians don’t scout the systems they’re planning to attack, they’ll surely fall prey to an obvious trap !
It make me think of the story of an Orca miner and - wait, you know this one I think.
Great, now you can mine even more to make up for your loss !
Funny, I play while watching Netflix, in my Orca and I notice when the Trig attack. OH NO! So I pull in drones. Warp to my ‘safe space’ and grab another belt. It isn’t hard, you just need to pay attention A LITTLE BIT.
But they damaged my ship!!! … so I warp to zero on a nearby Upwell structure, get repaired for free, and keep playing.
Here is the ‘hard part’… you need to pay a little bit of attention, and move to a different belt for a while until they go away. This isn’t a turing test here folks… or is it?
Use Warriors, they are faster and therefore harder to hit.
And if you have lost mining drones, don’t let them mine too far away from your Orca. For one, it slows your yield significantly, and two, makes it hard to pull them back when something lands on your location.
I think it’s really indicative that CCP allowed the festering sickness of highsec AFKness to linger for WAY too long when people respond to even the mildest challenge/inconvenience/mechanic requiring awareness as if it is somehow fundamentally broken.