some Cloaky campers has come with a simple technique to avoid being killed while they are semi-AFK. To my reasoning, it is go against an implemented game mechanic to avoid the proliferation of cloaky campers “the observatory”.
they are using the ESS accelerator gates as way to avoid being killed. because a ship that is on the ESS grid, can’t be warped directly to it. they are using this as a way to have more to recloak and not being killed.
if a cloaky camper is uncloaked at 1000 km from accelerator gate has at least 1 min before someone can reach him to kill it.
I would suggest it is fine, the issue was always full complete AFK while at work or sleeping. It does not change the fact that if they are AFK, and if they do not react they will still get blown up. Good bait though…
Take that as being from someone who campaigned against AFK cloaky camping for many years.
A question I always ask…how do you actually know someone is AFK ? Eve seems overly full of people who must have been part of the CIA’s ‘remote viewing’ team and can see exactly what someone is doing at their keyboard !
Well you wouldn’t think so…judging by all the people who seem to psychically ‘know’ when someone is AFK. I just have visions of astrally projecting Eve players hovering over other people’s keyboards checking whether someone is secretly watching Home & Away.
I do not see any issues here. You can also cloak up in a gated mission or combat site to achieve the same effect. Nobody ever said that you need to be instantly warpable. In fact there are many places where you aren’t. So everything is working as designed. Just adapt to it.