Before I retired from EVE last time I played, I built myself an orca in a c1 wormhole (yes built, since you can’t bring one in due to mass limits) and logged out several ships on alt accounts in space. Imagine my surprise when I logged in today to find out that all of the ships I seeded, including the orca, have been moved to high sec!?!
All of my characters are still logged in their ships. Some got moved to Jita while others are displaced in random systems. I’m very confused?
What happened? At this point I am evicted from the wormhole and I can never bring the orca back in, I would need to setup a citadel and construct one…
I can’t say for sure, but if you were last around prior to the Upwell structures being introduced with the Citadel update there may have been some asset movement by CCP to ensure you wouldn’t be completely frakked when coming back to the game. You could scan through the older patch notes surrounding the release of Citadel.
Black Pedro and Brun Warbear explained it. The support ticket is required for getting stuff back to its origin point when moved in this fashion if it cannot traverse the path to its original region (as is the case with the Orca, for example). The same assistance is available when an undocked capital ship that safely logged off in space is warped to highsec by this process - Support can port them back to lowsec to resume normal travel capability.
Yes, but they aren’t allowed to do pretty much anything except showoff or mine, and they cannot interact with other players at all (mining command boosts, drones set to assist, etc). There is an entry about it in the Support site.
I do believe the script was updated at some point to ignore capitals, but not until after several ships were already relocated to high-sec space. CCP went with allowing players who wanted to keep them in highsec for the giggles to do so, and those who wanted their expensive ships to actually be useful can move them back out with a support ticket.