Anyway, My former corp merged into another corp with some friend sfrom in game, who were also sitting in apirate corp with 12 members, so it was a natural merge, we effectivly doubled our Combat pilots. To celebrate the occasion we wardecced an alliance on monday night. So it would go into effect on tueaday night, right after the patch. Talk about bad descision making skills.
A couple hours after the patch, and maybe 5-10 minutes after they worked out the "no one showing in any channel" bug, the war went active. So we started hunting for war targets, and ended up camping a couple people in a station down in Hek. We had an abaddon, a Hype, a Domi, a Raven, a rupture, and a "cloaked, tackling harpy"( I have a feeling he ddint know about the drawback's of claok's). We were camping a couple guys in a station, which always sucks. ANyway, one got out and ran around, so we gave chase. After we lost him, we decided to put a scout on the gate they all seemed to be coming from. The Hype pilot drew the shortest straw, so he sat on the gate. Maybe 10 minutes goes buy, and al of a sudden we hear him say " There is a Vindicator at the gate, Engaging. I got him scrammed... Now hes webbed, get here" SO naturally we all salivate at the possibility to remove this billion isk battleship from our targets fleet. I give the command for everyone to warp to this gate at thier optimal now, and then engage warp myself. After we are all in warp, the Hype pilot is heard saying " Wow, there are alot of them here... Wow, there is a f*cking lot of them here" so i told him " dont worry we are on our way".
When we got there, there weren't asmany as he made it seem, but I'm sure that when your the only purple in a field of blinky red, anymore than 2 or 3 seems like way to many. There were about 6 or 7 on my overview. As we all come out of warp and begin to engage the vindicator since I called him primary (those things would always be nice to take down, and the Hype pilot was my buddy in rl, and the vind was about 3km from him and taking a ful frontal attack) All of a sudden, everyone stops to shoot at the Hurricane that just jumped in. He wasn't even in our gang yet, but He was re-primairied(actual word?) and went down instantly. Then they began to work on my buddy in the Hype again. I had at this time gotten a lock on the Vindicator, and one of their abbaddon's who I called secondary. I let go with my full rack of Mega Pulse 2's from my Abaddon(Man do those guns sound sexy) And now the Vindicator is at half armour and going down. Then all of a sudden I get Jammed. As does our Raven pilot who had just reloaded to therm torps, and sent a volley at the Vind. I do not get un-jammed. I am perma jammed.
I am looking and looking for the name of the person who is jamming me, but i don't see him on my overview. The Hype does not get jammed, because he has that awesome 5th midslot, so he tossed an eccm there. He is still working on the vindicator and now has him in strucutre. Awesome he is going down right!? Nope, he jumped through the gate. At this time, I noticed a rook, not on my overview, but in space, 98km away from me, hes the one jamming me, damn that bastard isn't on my overview, I would have called him primairy. SOn of a. ANyway, I start to take fire, but I am still permajamed. So I jump through the gate in time to see the Vindicator warp off, but I didnt see where, so I start approaching the gate to jump back through when our Hype finally goes down. He had them tanked for about 5-6 minutes easy. Nice ship that one. Anyway, right after he goes down, our domi just explodes, aparently he never thought to just warp off when he was taking a gun or two from a ship or two, or the Raven that was shooting him from 60km away. Hell he didnt even tell us he was taking fire. Anyway, I give the scramble call to the remaining members, who all make it out of there. As I dock up at a station in my new system for the moment, I see them all show up. I guess they really wanted me, but i was already docked.
Now, all together we lost a fully t2 rig'ed Hyperion, a semi t2 fitted Hurricane, and a god knows what he fit 500 mill isk Domi( I didn't know domi pilots spent that much on thier ships). SO I was looking at almost a billion isk loss on the first night. So we all log off and go our seperate ways. I get home from work tonight, low and behold, and I see on the known issues section of the patch notes, that No one's overview's had any reconships, interceptors, covert ops ships, stealth bombers... it was abug. SO I went ahead and told my domi and my hype and my cane pilots to petition the loss. If i saw that rook on the overview, He would have been primiary. Without a doubt. Do you guys think I should have told them to petition it?
Also on a side note, the reason I think the Hurricane was destroyed so fast was, now this is a theory, but. I think the Rook pilot was the FC, and that when he saw the Hurricane uncloak, he feared it was a vaga-cane, Hurri-bond, call it what you want. A MWD, hella fast ship. I think he wet his pants a little and recalled primairy. Just a theory tho.
Cleared for publication by: Ander
flexd - #1 - 2007-03-22 14:46 -
Err. you just have to select Covert ops and such in overview settings, there's no bug...
Angel Vengen - #2 - 2007-03-22 14:53 -
No, It is a stated issue here. You go to the patch notes for yesterday's patch, then on the left you click on known issues, and right at the top, is the recon ships issue. It has been resolved now, but tuesday it was not.
MinithJin - #3 - 2007-03-22 17:13 -
I would try a petition, since technically you should have that that rook on overview, although I'm not sure it would have made a difference, vindicators are bitches of ships to kill
Angel Vengen - #4 - 2007-03-22 21:17 -
We had it into structure when it jumped. Or more acuratly the Hype had it into structure when it jumped, so Im thinking im my abaddon got more than 2-3 volleys off and our raven more than a salvo or two, that bitch would have been done.
Angel Vengen - #5 - 2007-03-23 05:23 -
Well CCP sent the Hyperion back to the pilot, so its got to be a bug!
Jeronica - #6 - 2007-03-23 05:29 -
Silly rook called my CANE(:p angel) primary when i uncloaked :p
Never thought we wouldn't have seen it on the overview, what a trick we pulled off eh? :p
Anonymous - #7 - 2007-03-29 07:55 -