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Easy Fix to AFK cloaking

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polly papercut
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-01-21 06:04:02 UTC
While AFK cloaking isn't a huge issue , It is rather annoying and something I would like to see addressed.
And the fix is easy.

One way would be to make the cloak start using cap after a certain amount of time and to shut down the cap recharger.
This would take place if the afk cloaker does not warp ever X minutes. Could be 10-15. If they warp then the cap doesn't drain and they are good.
This would mean after X amount of time the cloak drops off and you are cap dry.

Or if they are inactive for X amount of time Make them so you can probe them down.
The longer they are inactive the more easy it becomes to scam them down sig increase.

After X amount of time the cloak device starts to take damage and will break from overheating and decloak the afk cloaker.

or a new deployable that will start to radar the system and everytime it sweeps it starts to pinpoint cloaked ships.
It would take some time to pinpoint it but again would only effect afk cloaking

I feel any or all 4 of the above would be fair as it would not break any game play other than afk cloaking that is not gameplay anyways.

AFK Hauler
State War Academy
#2 - 2014-01-21 06:07:51 UTC
Posting in a stealth nerf cloaking thread....

wait.. this again?
Seraph Essael
Anomalous Existence
Spatial Instability
#3 - 2014-01-21 06:20:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Seraph Essael
Its not ******* broken, it doesn't need looking at, nor is it a problem!
Whats the difference between a ship sitting AFK in a POS and a ship sitting cloaked AFK at a safe. Both ships can't be hurt, both ships cant warp to you and kill you because their pilot is away...

Edit: Do you know what AFK means...? It means they're Away From Keyboard, now that you know this you should know that AFK cloakers cant hurt you...

Quoted from Doc Fury: "Concerned citizens: Doc seldom plays EVE on the weekends during spring and summer, so you will always be on your own for a couple days a week. Doc spends that time collecting kittens for the on-going sacrifices, engaging in reckless outdoor activities, and speaking in the 3rd person."

Tuttomenui II
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-01-21 06:21:32 UTC
This belongs in features and Ideas, with the rest of the bad ideas on cloaks. If you cant shoot when cloaked then cloaking isn't op, so cloaking works, go away.
Kryptik Kai
Pandemic Legion
#5 - 2014-01-21 06:22:26 UTC
fix to AFK cloaking: HTFU

"Shiny.  Lets be bad guys." -Jayne Cobb

Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#6 - 2014-01-21 06:37:02 UTC
You sir/maam are a genius. We've never seen this suggestion wrongly posted in GD before and I'm sure we'll never see it again.
Ave Kathrina
My Ass Is On Fire
#7 - 2014-01-21 06:41:38 UTC
Better idea.... instead of a cloak using cap for fuel... make them use plex. Or puppies. Or whinny biaches complaining in GD (because we have heaps of them and could do with burning a few off).
I've done some really stupid shit in this game.
Anomaly One
#8 - 2014-01-21 06:56:18 UTC
1 Plex per cloak.

Never forget. Trust me, I'm an Anomaly. DUST 514 FOR PC

Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#9 - 2014-01-21 07:28:15 UTC
polly papercut wrote:
While AFK cloaking isn't a huge issue

Not empty quoting.
0asis Group
#10 - 2014-01-21 07:30:56 UTC
Cipher Jones
The Thomas Edwards Taco Tuesday All Stars
#11 - 2014-01-21 07:45:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Cipher Jones
The problem with AFK cloaking is that they (the victims) cant show you on the doll where the AFK cloaker touched them because, well, they're invisible.

internet spaceships

are serious business sir.

and don't forget it

Angry Mustellid
Lost Obsession
#12 - 2014-01-21 08:57:35 UTC
The problem with AFK cloaking is not that it exists but that there are so many who allow someone who is essentially NOT THERE to control their gameplay.

If you want the rewards from living in a region space where this works I suggest you should be prepared to live with the potential risks.

NBSI shall be the whole of the Law

ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#13 - 2014-01-21 09:08:18 UTC
This proposal belongs in Feature & Ideas Discussion.
But as this proposal is neither new or original, it would get locked for redundancy.
So I might as well lock it here.

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