Cheating NPC miner


(Tipa Riot) #1

Have a look at this protocol:

21:12:50 Notify Target is invulnerable.
21:12:47 Combat 845 to Poksu Mineral Group Badger - 425mm AutoCannon II - Penetrates
21:12:44 Combat 580 to Poksu Mineral Group Badger - 425mm AutoCannon II - Hits
21:12:40 Combat 856 to Poksu Mineral Group Badger - 425mm AutoCannon II - Penetrates
21:12:37 Combat 643 to Poksu Mineral Group Badger - 425mm AutoCannon II - Hits
21:12:36 Combat Warp scramble attempt from you to Poksu Mineral Group Badger

The last entry is from logging the NPC Badger to warp away from my SCRAM!

Have to admit was the first time I shot one of these miners (the new dark blue color annoyed me … lol). Is this cheating normal or a bug?


(Chan'aar) #2

That should not happen. You didn’t get out of scram range did you, they can switch direction rapidly.


(Iwo Sh'ivah) #3

I’d bet on this one. Use disuptor next time.


(Tipa Riot) #4

Then the message would have been different … also the badger was not moving at all, except from going instant into warp.


(Iwo Sh'ivah) #5

You’ve got jammed by belt rats, lost the lock and scram?


(Tipa Riot) #6

sigh not according to the log, there were no rats, only me, the NPC badger and some NPC mining ships. The badger was ~2000m from my position (I combat probed warped there).


(Iwo Sh'ivah) #7

That case I can only say they behave really, really odd today. Maybe AI changes haven’t settle in yet. I’ve had cases when response fleet showed up almost instantly when I landed on grid and this shouldn’t happen also.


(QuakeGod) #8

That’s not the only way they cheat. I’ve bumped an NPC skiff about 100km off the rock it was mining and it was STILL locked onto it and mining…


(Chan'aar) #9

Bug Report it.


(system) #10

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