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Blockade runner unscannable hold follow-up

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Daedalus II
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2013-06-02 00:03:32 UTC
So now that the blockade runners have been equipped with their unscannable holds for a while, has anyone noticed a difference in how often they are ganked? Are they even used now? Are people still auto-piloting them in high sec? If so, are they ganked more than before? Less than before? No difference?
Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#2 - 2013-06-02 02:14:54 UTC
It's all bs.

They are making the game safer.

Roll

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ACE McFACE
Dirt 'n' Glitter
Local Is Primary
#3 - 2013-06-02 02:27:35 UTC
Gogela wrote:
It's all bs.

They are making the game safer.

Roll

... are you also going to tell me the probe changes are "making the game easier" or were you sarcastic?


Just in case anyone argues the probe changes its not making it easier, just less tedious.

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Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
#4 - 2013-06-02 03:01:37 UTC
It is a good question though..

I'm just coming back to the game... my orca won't do what it used to

I loved blockade runners for many reasons ... the auto pilot back empty was one perk because of their speed.

It seems to me they might be more dangerous to fly as "mystery grab bags"...

Is a tanked drake better to carry smaller m3 expensive items?

.

Sex Slave Girl
Dragonfire Industries
#5 - 2013-06-02 04:09:39 UTC
People stil gank them but it seems to be less, cause its kinda of a gamble of surprise, you'll never find out how much profit you made until you see the killmail

Besides that the blockade runners are quite fast transport ships, catching them is hard I would say..
Drunken Bum
#6 - 2013-06-02 04:16:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Drunken Bum
Sex Slave Girl wrote:
People stil gank them but it seems to be less, cause its kinda of a gamble of surprise, you'll never find out how much profit you made until you see the killmail

Besides that the blockade runners are quite fast transport ships, catching them is hard I would say..

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ItchyJuffoWup
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#7 - 2013-06-02 04:23:29 UTC
I use my BR constantly. I've had multiple gank attempts. None successful. If you have the right fit, you can survive most attempts. of course if it's multiple ships trying to gank you in a fleet it'll happen. But I've yet to have that issue.

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Stigman Zuwadza
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#8 - 2013-06-02 05:19:55 UTC
I'd say BRs are not necessarily at the forefront of a ganker's mind, there are many many more easy tickets out there.

...and if BR pilots are being blown up, they're doing it wrong!

I will say however, that since the introduction of unscannable holds I regularly carry cargos worth 20b+ but I no longer auto-pilot home with an empty hold ...just in case some bottom feeder tries a gank. Big smile

I'd hazard a guess and say other BR pilots are now carrying much more valuable cargo, but without the surety of a ship scan I'm guessing most gankers don't really like the gamble ...what with them liking only [INSERT SUITABLE WORD] kills.

Fly safe. o7

It's broken and it's been broken for a long time and it'll be broken for some time to come.

Daedalus II
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-06-03 19:46:58 UTC
It would have been nice if you for example could see the number of items in cargo when you scan it, but not exactly what. That way you know if it is 0 that it's empty and not valuable to gank.

But meh, I still think they put it on the wrong transport type.
Maximus Andendare
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#10 - 2013-06-03 19:57:37 UTC
All this change did was to make hisec autopiloting more inconvenient for the fastest hauler out there. BRs were good for hauling low-value stuff quickly, but now you cannot, since possibility of gank is much higher with the loot pinata's paper-thin tank.

It was a pretty poor change, and it should have been made to DSTs.

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ElQuirko
Protus Correction Facility Inc.
#11 - 2013-06-03 20:03:48 UTC
Stigman Zuwadza wrote:
I will say however, that since the introduction of unscannable holds I regularly carry cargos worth 20b+


Looks like I found someone to follow around for a while...

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Cipher Jones
The Thomas Edwards Taco Tuesday All Stars
#12 - 2013-06-03 20:22:20 UTC
Gogela wrote:
It's all bs.

They are making the game safer.

Roll



The original plan was to allow purchasing of contraband only in face to face meetings in stations. You would no longer be scanned by NPC's at all, and it would be up to other players to scan you for contraband, and flag you as a criminal if you had contraband and refused to turn it over/pay the fine.

They ditched that plan when they ditched WiS.

They intended to make the game much less safe, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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Stigman Zuwadza
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#13 - 2013-06-03 21:42:26 UTC
ElQuirko wrote:
Stigman Zuwadza wrote:
I will say however, that since the introduction of unscannable holds I regularly carry cargos worth 20b+


Looks like I found someone to follow around for a while...


When I say 'I' I'm referring to one of my many alts, this char just sits in (S-EVIQ) null waiting for fleets, feel free to drop by. Twisted

Fly safe.


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baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#14 - 2013-06-03 21:45:09 UTC
I don't see why they felt this was needed. The ship is unscannable anyway when its cloaked.