I warped into what must now be my several-hundredth team burner mission. I’ve never died ONCE in one of things. Heck, I don’t think I’ve ever even taken damage. I land and proceed to orbit at 30km and activate my MWD. The Jaguar and both support frigs are 41km away at this point.
No go. The MWD doesn’t start flashing green. Hmmm. Uh oh.
I double-click on space to move away from the rats (as if that’ll do any good without prop). No go. Maybe I’ll see a ‘socket closed’ soon…
Within just a few seconds, all 3 rats get in range, and the Jaguar kills me in another few seconds. The UI isn’t responding to any of my actions.
But it wasn’t a closed socket. The instant after my ship was destroyed. I tried double-clicking on space, and my pod immediately began to move.
With a reasonable time between attempts, I had tried several times to activate the MWD. A couple times with a mouse click, once with the keyboard shortcut.
And yes, I checked for the rookie mistakes. I had plenty of cap. I was not clicking the overheat portion of the icon. I was well out of the pirate’s scram range when attempting to activate MWD.
I can afford to lose what I flew, but a Garmur is not a trivially-priced ship, and in no way did I make a pilot error.
Do I have any options to get back my ship, or at least reimbursed the ISK for it? I don’t think anything like this has happened to me before.