As many of you probably know, prior to the release of the July 11th update, CCP advised T3 Cruiser pilots to dock up their strategic cruisers prior to the update due to the proposed changes in the subsystems (going from 5 subsystems down to 4, as well as changing the actual subsystem mods). They also advised that any old mods we had would be transformed into the closest version of the new mod.
This thread is a place for those of us who got caught in a sticky situation because of the update to tell their story. You might not have heeded the advice to dock up, or your mods might have transformed in a way you didn’t expect. Or maybe something else happened? You tell me!
To start us off, here is my story:
I just started flying T3 Strategic Cruisers 2 weeks ago. I should have just waited the two weeks for the update, but I didn’t. Oh well.
I fell in love with my Proteus (Proto) fast! I used it to traverse null space as a cloaky/nullified explorer. I also kept a spare set of parts and a mobile depot with me so I could run the odd combat site when the mood struck me. Combat sites required me to swap out my nullified propulsion subsystem and my covert offensive subsystem for alternative subsystems which are much better suited to killing rats and keeping me alive.
I docked up on July 10th in deep NPC null space (just like CCP said to) and logged off, thinking nothing of it.
When I logged in on July 11th, I found my offensive covert subsystem had been changed to something else (I can’t even remember which one it changed to now, it also doesn’t matter). In fact, the new “covert” subsystem is now a defensive mod. But the defensive mod I had before (gave a boost to armor repair) did not turn itself into one of these new covert subsystems. It turned itself into the new mod that boosts armor repair amount. Also, the whole net change had a huge impact on the amount of CPU my fit had, making it so I could no longer field a ratting Proteus.
So in one fowl swoop, I was now stuck in deep null space (I think about 40 jumps to LS) with a nullified ship that could not rat, could not cloak and had a 5-6 second align time… Fudge.
I had a second Proteus fitted and ready to fly back in Jita. That one I only use for exploration. It had a covert Ops Cloaking device fit to it (which my null space one did not, as I had set it up to rat). When the mod came out, the Proteus in Jita had it’s subsystems updated to the new Covert Ops subsystem. That leaves me to believe if I had only had the covert ops cloak fit to my null sec proteus, I wouldn’t be in this pickle at all.
Pretty lame story. Pretty easy to one up. Let’s hear your story!