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Recon Bug. ugh...

Hey all, another one here, looking to possibly make one or two additions a week, so let me know what you guys think.

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.

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Station jockey.

Allright, I'm sure we have all at one point or another been faced with many many hostiles camping you inside a station making it pointless to undock, but thats not this.

I met this one guy, who we shall call Friend A. I met Friend A about 7-8 months ago in a rp corp I was dragged to and we hit it off... shortly after I joined said rp corp, I pulled out, along with others and Friend A joined. NOw Friend A and myself, along with other corpies, have gone our seperate ways. Friend A still keeps in contact through our public channel.

Now Friend A goes ahead and joins this other corp, we will call them Corp 2. He is liking it in corp 2 so much that he donates 500 million ISK to the corp wallet, a decent chunk of change. 2 days later Friend A is kicked out of Corp 2 and recieves a message from the CEO saying "wish you could have flown with us more". Now Friend A has a real life, a job etc etc. But he isn't upset, he understands. He asks for his money back from Corp 2 since they kicked him 2 days after he donated half a bill to this corp. The CEO responds with a message saying fat chance. Now friend A is a little miffed.

He starts talking to his old friends, who just so happen to be in a Pirate-esk corp. He tells them his story, and needless to say, the Pirate types were non to pleased to hear their friend got robbed of 500 mill. So we went ahead and laid plans to war dec Corp 2 to get our friends money back. But the CEO from Corp 2 that did the kicking, well he up and empties the corp wallet and hangar and starts another one, robbing all of the former members. Now your starting to see what kind of guy this is. Nice guy right?

Anyway, now the Pirate corp is really annoyed cause thats another asshat like thing to do, so we go ahead and war dec the CEO's new corp, which has a name of Violent Intentions, normally i would substitute that name aswell, but thats a pvp like name right? we thought we were gonna have a fight on our hands, so we got excited. We like a good fight on our hands, we dont like straight ganking... allthough that has its place aswell.

We go ahead and war dec this guys corp, and when the war is active, all of us ( a whopping 5 members) go and camp the CEO's station. I wouldn't undock then either, so whatever. But then when only one of us is on, They sit in station aswell. I even tested it, I camped their station in a shuttle. just your standard Caldari shuttle, no officer shuttle with a mega-death-ray-cannon fitted or anything. I camped them in a shuttle. For 6 hours. I went out to the store, stopped off at the bar down the road, played a game of pool, stopped by a friends house and watched a movie. Came home expecting, hoping, maybe even praying that I was in a station with a clone activated, but i wasn't. I was sitting right outside the station. They all sat in station for 6 hours hiding from me and my scary... shuttle.

Anyway, of course after several days of this came the smack talk, and then several days later came the dim-witted resistance. The reason I'm posting this story is because I want to know what your opinion's are. Should we keep the war going indefinatly, make them constantly worried about having us on the other side of the next gate? or should we cut our losses and not waste anymore isk on the punks.

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