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Probes no longer uncloak ships.

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Nathan Jameson
Grumpy Bastards
#1 - 2013-06-06 12:10:31 UTC
http://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for

Uncloak, one-button launch probes, recloak. Hit scan to move probes away from system center to last saved location (in deep space).

Discuss.

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Terrorfrodo
Interbus Universal
#2 - 2013-06-06 12:21:41 UTC
But why?

Makes it harder to see what type of ship just entered your system and starts to scan. I don't have a strong opinion on whether that's good or bad, although I don't see what motivated them to make this change.

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Nathan Jameson
Grumpy Bastards
#3 - 2013-06-06 12:24:00 UTC
Terrorfrodo wrote:
But why?

Makes it harder to see what type of ship just entered your system and starts to scan.


No idea. Personally, I jam the PrtSc. button any time something decloaks. That way, if I need to, I can open my shortcut to the screen caption folder and check the ship type/pilot name there.

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Mr Kidd
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-06-06 12:24:15 UTC
I'm sure my client was complaining that I couldn't cloak while I was >2.5K away from my probes. But I'll check that thread out.

Don't ban me, bro!

Terrorfrodo
Interbus Universal
#5 - 2013-06-06 12:34:19 UTC
Well it's in the patch notes for 1.02 which went live only an hour ago.

Nathan Jameson wrote:
Personally, I jam the PrtSc. button any time something decloaks. That way, if I need to, I can open my shortcut to the screen caption folder and check the ship type/pilot name there.


I meant seeing the ship on d-scan before it recloaks. When you're at the hole, seeing the ship type before it recloaks should be easy enough ;) (I also use the PrntSc but to get the pilot's name which can be hard to remember)

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Tarunik Raqalth'Qui
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2013-06-06 12:58:13 UTC
Seems to be a change meant for dummies who launch probes while sitting still then grumble because their cloak doesn't work.
Nathan Jameson
Grumpy Bastards
#7 - 2013-06-06 13:12:01 UTC
Tarunik Raqalth'Qui wrote:
Seems to be a change meant for dummies who launch probes while sitting still then grumble because their cloak doesn't work.


Are you sure? My probes always launched at about 2003 m for me.

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Derath Ellecon
Lotek Academy
#8 - 2013-06-06 13:47:27 UTC
Nathan Jameson wrote:
Tarunik Raqalth'Qui wrote:
Seems to be a change meant for dummies who launch probes while sitting still then grumble because their cloak doesn't work.


Are you sure? My probes always launched at about 2003 m for me.


Yea if sitting completely still. If moving at all. Even slightly you invariably end up with at least one 1998 away.
Nash MacAllister
Anomalous Existence
The Initiative.
#9 - 2013-06-06 13:55:42 UTC
Nathan Jameson wrote:
Tarunik Raqalth'Qui wrote:
Seems to be a change meant for dummies who launch probes while sitting still then grumble because their cloak doesn't work.


Are you sure? My probes always launched at about 2003 m for me.



Even sitting still, every now and then you get that bastard probe at 1998... Lol

Yes, if you have to ask yourself the question, just assume we are watching you...

Agrippa Arkaral
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2013-06-06 14:01:38 UTC
You can break gatecloak, activate cloak and then launch probes, in the same fashion you cloak+mwd trick.