Mass Test on Singularity: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Hey!

We are planning a mass test on Singularity on Tuesday, October 27th, at 17:00 UTC (= EVE time)!

What exactly is being tested?

  • Supercarrier Tactical Capsuleer Recloner, especially testing server performance and fleet fight situations
  • Also looking into server performance of smartbombs

How to connect to Singularity for this test:

  • Change the server from Tranquility to Singularity in the bottom right corner of the launcher and log in as normal.
  • More detailed instructions are available here.

Test instructions:

  • Please join the channels MassTesting (for instructions), MassQuestions (for feedback)
  • Join either Fleet X or Fleet W
  • Have a “Nanoheuristic Clone Mapper” booster ready
  • For the first few steps: Be in small ships, which die easily, but have high DPS, as we want to see many explosions
  • For the last step: Whatever you want to bring

Steps (on command by CCP):

  1. Meet in FD-MLJ, at the gate to X-BV98
  2. Consume “Nanoheuristic Clone Mapper”, if not done yet
  3. Fleet W: Jump to X-BV98
  4. Fleet X: Jump second fleet to X-BV98
  5. Kill each other and do not reship right away
  6. When ordered by FC, reship
  7. Keep on fighting, being killed and fetching new ships, while CCP cycles through different super carrier combinations
  8. Massive smartbomb event (every with smartbombs starts to use them and at the end CCP uses QA smartbombs :slight_smile: )
  9. Reship, now also including capital + super capital ships
  10. Free for all fight

What else should I know?

  • Use the command /moveme to be moved to the start system FD-MLJ
  • 2M Skill points will be awarded on Singularity for this mass test
  • The super carriers will be stocked with Tristans, so you might want to ensure, that you have skills for it.

Revised fitting of those frigates (but it does not matter if you are missing skills there):

[Tristan, Trash Mob Frigate]
5MN Microwarpdrive I
Small Graviton Smartbomb I
Small Plasma Smartbomb I
Small Proton Smartbomb I
Warrior I x8

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That sounds interesting. Will supers be provided for that test and can we buy such a clone mapper thing on the market?

Since the test is tomorrow, the baking time for a super is a tad long to be finished by then.

Excluding @CCP_Habakuk the general attitude at CCP towards players on SiSi has caused poor turnout for Mass Tests. CCP should reconsider their, “We don’t need players for SiSi, it’s strictly a tool for us”.

Good luck testing server performance with a handful of CCP Employees. :boom::rocket::boom:

The clone mapper is already available on the market on Sisi.
For this mass test we (CCP + ISD) will provide super carriers and we need many players to use them, so there is no need for providing supers. I still need to update the test steps, but for the first few test steps we ask you even to NOT bring super carriers, but you can switch to one then for the last step.

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The information in the top post has been updated now, especially regarding that for the first part of the mass test it is best to be in small ships.

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Okay cool! I have injected the clone bay vat skill, so I could in case someone has a spare super to borrow use those reclone bays.

For the first part, I’ll just use an interdictor.

@CCP_Habakuk

Some a$$hole in M-OEE8 bought all the Nanoheuristic Clone Mappers and put them up for 100 million or something crazy. I’ll haul some now but can you fix it, please?

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Uggh, I just noticed that. I guess I’ll get some later.

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Every player could just get a pack of 10 or so when they log in tomorrow.

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After a player picks up a new ship from the super - how does the player insure it, will an option be made for the player to insure the ship ?

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Also - because alliances do not normally give away free fitted ships. The super will have to seed itself - how will the super player keep track of who took what from his super? esp when we have up to 8K players in a system - tidi - sum 3k ppl dyeing in system all looking for a reship taking whatever and no way to see who did what and when

Will you remove the fleet limitation - so that anyone within the specific system that has a specific standing can access the fleet hangars to grab a ship and whatever else like extra mods specific to their ships fit. Right now only ppl within my fleet or corp has access.

I think you should insure those ships before you store them in the super. Assuming insurance is tied to the ship and not the player flying it…
Other option is to pick up the ship, fly to the nearest station to insure it, then return to the battlefield.

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For some reason the smartbomb isn’t recognized when copying from clipboard in the fitting window, but after I made the fit myself, it recognized it…

My powergrid and CPU get overloaded with this fit, so could you also post a skill list for it so it’s cap stable and not overloaded? :slight_smile:

Never joined a public test before, so how are the skill points going to be given? Just everyone who logs in gets them, or I have to be there to get them from a GM?

Are we supposed to prepare as many small ships beforehand, as there’s no market in FD-MLJ, using moveme to jump, then self-destruct, then move again…?

Does the test start time expect players to already be fully prepared to start testing and be on site by then, or there will be some allowance for people unprepared to catch up with instructions and get ships, assign skillpoints, move, etc?

That’s all I can think of by now.

Would complain of Sisi lag happening more often after new build was implemented, but it’s been a little better after the downtime today.

That fit, just wow!
The range of your blasters overlaps with the smartbomb, on a ship that is using drones as a primary weapon… If you attempt to go for max damage, you will destroy your own drones. Also, hull rigs.
As for fitting itself, in my case 99.23% CPU (1.3 left) and 98.74% powergrid (0.5 left) is being used, and my fitting skills are maxed.
I have to wonder, who exactly made that fit? And for what reason?

Unfortunately the SP will be given after the test is over, but everyone will get it who logs in.

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Thanks for the heads up!

That’s the point. It isn’t supposed to be some prime PVP fit. It’s supposed to test smart bomb impact on the server. So what better for that than using drone boats with smart bombs?

CCP: “Here, use this fit…”
l337 PvPer: “But its a shite fit…”
CCP: “Oh, um… right, about that. Um… we meant it that way…”
(Oi, who made this fit?! They are saying it is shite?!?!)

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Per player feedback, I have posted the new and improved™ Frigate fit below, including a copy of the skills list:

[Tristan, Trash Mob Frigate]

5MN Microwarpdrive I

Small Graviton Smartbomb I
Small Plasma Smartbomb I
Small Proton Smartbomb I

Warrior I x8

Skill Requirements:

Spaceship Command 1
Gallente Frigate 1
Navigation 1
Afterburner 1
Afterburner 2
Afterburner 3
Navigation 2
Navigation 3
High Speed Maneuvering 1
Science 1
Science 2
Power Grid Management 1
Power Grid Management 2
Energy Pulse Weapons 1
Drones 1
Light Drone Operation 1

I know it’s not the most exciting fit, but remember, you can bring your own sub-caps to the first round of the fight and can bring any boat you want to the fight after the mass test.

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will u give us the skills to fly them cuz I want to fly one but I’m 2 poor for the skills

Sisi skillbooks are seeded for 100 isk each. Go to a seed market and buy everything you need there.