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Can bombs be used in Lowsec?

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Kyzer Artevis
Night Raven Dark Force
#1 - 2013-08-16 07:42:05 UTC
That is if gates, CONCORD structures and similar objects are not in the blast radius. So can they be used ?
Alycea Taredi
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-08-16 07:42:40 UTC
No
Sin Pew
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-08-16 08:05:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Sin Pew
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No

Beyond that, you simply can't launch them in Empire space, interdictors can't activate bubbles as well, it's rigged into the game. Be mindful in some nullsec sytems, always check the true security level of the system.

EDIT : bombs are fun, but handle with care Lol

[i]"haiku are easy, But sometimes they don't make sense, Refrigerator."[/i]

Trudeaux Margaret
The Scope
#4 - 2013-08-16 11:22:27 UTC
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.

> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Ovv Topik
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2013-08-16 11:59:36 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.


Not in Hi or Low mate. Only Nul.

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Trudeaux Margaret
The Scope
#6 - 2013-08-16 12:16:23 UTC
Ovv Topik wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.


Not in Hi or Low mate. Only Nul.


Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.

> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Tyrendian Biohazard
Better Off Red
Unspoken Alliance.
#7 - 2013-08-16 12:41:18 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.


Not in Hi or Low mate. Only Nul.


Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.



Someone admitted they were wrong!?!?

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For content: don't know if it's been a recent change, but it is what I was told from the beginning.

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Lady Naween
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2013-08-16 13:04:26 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:

Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.



nope. has been this way for as long as i can remember, so at least back to 07
Trudeaux Margaret
The Scope
#9 - 2013-08-16 13:10:49 UTC
Lady Naween wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:

Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.



nope. has been this way for as long as i can remember, so at least back to 07



All right, so people using bombs in low sec - and it does happen! - are suicide ganking then. Suicide ganking in EVE is not as novel a concept as admitting that you're wrong, I suppose!

> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Mashie Saldana
Jamgu Initiatives
#10 - 2013-08-16 13:21:11 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Lady Naween wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:

Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.



nope. has been this way for as long as i can remember, so at least back to 07



All right, so people using bombs in low sec - and it does happen! - are suicide ganking then. Suicide ganking in EVE is not as novel a concept as admitting that you're wrong, I suppose!


You good sir is confusing bombs launched by stealthbombers with smartbombs normally fitted on battleships. It is a very big difference between those.

Also bombs has never worked in lowsec exctpt for a short while on the test server.
NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#11 - 2013-08-16 13:23:09 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:

All right, so people using bombs in low sec - and it does happen! - are suicide ganking then. Suicide ganking in EVE is not as novel a concept as admitting that you're wrong, I suppose!


They should not be able to use bombs in low sec at all, so if you see someone who uses bombs in low sec...well have no idea how they are doing it.
Bombs may not be deployed in empire (0.0 only).
Trudeaux Margaret
The Scope
#12 - 2013-08-16 14:38:46 UTC
Mashie Saldana wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Lady Naween wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:

Hmmm, is this a recent change? Regardless, I stand corrected.



nope. has been this way for as long as i can remember, so at least back to 07



All right, so people using bombs in low sec - and it does happen! - are suicide ganking then. Suicide ganking in EVE is not as novel a concept as admitting that you're wrong, I suppose!


You good sir is confusing bombs launched by stealthbombers with smartbombs normally fitted on battleships. It is a very big difference between those.

Also bombs has never worked in lowsec exctpt for a short while on the test server.


Thank you very much for clearing this up!

> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Sin Pew
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2013-08-16 14:45:46 UTC
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D

[i]"haiku are easy, But sometimes they don't make sense, Refrigerator."[/i]

Ilkahn
Ideal Mechanisms
#14 - 2013-08-16 21:19:33 UTC
Sin Pew wrote:
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D


YEP! Sit on the Jita 4-4 Undock and wait for a bunch of pods to undock. Hit F1, watch Concord and the hilarity. Then cry when you are resigned to null sec alone for the next 2 months.
Donbe Scurred
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-08-16 22:00:17 UTC
Ilkahn wrote:
Sin Pew wrote:
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D


YEP! Sit on the Jita 4-4 Undock and wait for a bunch of pods to undock. Hit F1, watch Concord and the hilarity. Then cry when you are resigned to null sec alone for the next 2 months.


Tags for Sec, FTW!
Orlacc
#16 - 2013-08-17 20:59:21 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.




This is an example of someone who does not know an answer confusing new players. In this forum especially it might be best not to post if you are not sure.

"Measure Twice, Cut Once."

Trudeaux Margaret
The Scope
#17 - 2013-08-17 22:00:41 UTC
Orlacc wrote:
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
Alycea Taredi wrote:
No


?? Yes they can. They can't be used in high sec. They can be used in low sec.




This is an example of someone who does not know an answer confusing new players. In this forum especially it might be best not to post if you are not sure.


Thank you sir may I have another! *thwack* thank you sir may I have another! *thwack* Thank you sir may I have another! *thwack*

Seriously, I won't do it again. I hope.

> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#18 - 2013-08-18 11:25:57 UTC
Ilkahn wrote:
Sin Pew wrote:
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D


YEP! Sit on the Jita 4-4 Undock and wait for a bunch of pods to undock. Hit F1, watch Concord and the hilarity. Then cry when you are resigned to null sec alone for the next 2 months.


Don't believe you can use smartbombs in range of that undock now. It causes SO DAMN MUCH LAG.

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Xenodor Starkiller
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2013-08-19 07:36:19 UTC
Ilkahn wrote:
Sin Pew wrote:
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D


YEP! Sit on the Jita 4-4 Undock and wait for a bunch of pods to undock. Hit F1, watch Concord and the hilarity. Then cry when you are resigned to null sec alone for the next 2 months.



I must be a ganker at heart as that made me bust out laughing at work.
Thomas Builder
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2013-08-19 18:50:20 UTC
Sabriz Adoudel wrote:
Ilkahn wrote:
Sin Pew wrote:
A bit more clearing up, smartbombs can be used in highsec... -10 express :-D


YEP! Sit on the Jita 4-4 Undock and wait for a bunch of pods to undock. Hit F1, watch Concord and the hilarity. Then cry when you are resigned to null sec alone for the next 2 months.


Don't believe you can use smartbombs in range of that undock now. It causes SO DAMN MUCH LAG.

Yeah, Jita is a special case, as people were abusing Smartbombs to create lag.
I don't know whether it's blocked now, but don't even try it, as you can be banned for intentionally creating lag.

Other than Jita, you can use Smartbombs everywhere in highsec.
It doesn't automatically call CONCORD on you, but if you accidentally (or not so accidentally) hit anything neutral, you will get exploded. Which is why you have to set your safety to red to use them. Note that you could hit cloaked ships that you cannot even see.
The consequences for using a smartbomb are exactly the same as if you had fired a weapon on everything in the blast radius - so in low-sec, hitting a neutral pod with a smartbomb will flag you a criminal, while hitting anything else will flag you a suspect. You'll also be targeted by gate guns if you hit anything.

As for Stealth bomber's bombs, they can only be used in null and wormholes, as already noted.

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