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Interdictor & Aggression

Tiberu Stundrif
Nifty Idustries
Pandemic Horde
#1 - 2014-02-23 07:54:57 UTC
Several patches ago, the launching of a Warp Disrupt Probe was modified to no longer create aggression. A person attempting to warp in that bubble also failed to aggress the dictor pilot.

This has led to a popular mechanic whereby a interdictor pilot can undock from an NPC nullsec station, wait out his 10sec timer, launch a warp disrupt probe and dock immediately. If done correctly, there is no way this character can be killed.

This bubble can be bombed off the undock, but there is essentially zero risk to the interdictor pilot should he choose to avoid actually engaging in a hostile action.

This tactic has been termed "hobojamming."

I'd like to bring back the 60 second aggression timer should someone attempt to warp inside a warp disrupt probe bubble. This would give the dictor pilot the ability to drop a bubble and dock once. Should he undock again and someone attempts to warp in his bubble, he will be unable to dock for 60 sec the same way any other aggressive action is treated.
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2014-02-23 07:56:47 UTC
sweating fire
#3 - 2014-02-23 07:57:39 UTC
+1 must change
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2014-02-23 07:58:29 UTC
Secret Squirrell
Allied Press Intergalactic
#5 - 2014-02-24 04:50:17 UTC
While this isn't as bad as the proposals to make the bubble auto agro, you still have the undesirable aggression on gates, which greatly reduces the ability of a single dictor to catch an enemy fleet. Really, a station only fix is needed so that the currently good gate mechanics stay the same.

I'm still in favor of just allowing smartbombs at 0 to nullsec stations. Done, problem solved, can probably even smartbomb the dictor to death with the bubble.
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2014-02-24 05:00:10 UTC
Mixed feelings. This sounds like an issue, but I'd also like the preserve the ability of dictors to warp to a gate, bubble, jump, bubble without potentially getting caught on the first side because someone tried to warp.

Currently I'm leaning towards no change if it would change the way dictors bubbling gates would work, on the basis of "Risks of NPC Null"

But if you have a solution that prevents this behavior without nerfing off station dictors, I'd support it.
Silent Scourge
#7 - 2014-02-24 07:09:46 UTC
Add a "tactical equipment" timer. That affects bubbles (and possibly other future equipments/deployables, hell maybe when we get mines back).

Basically it acts like a weapons timer with regards to logging off, and docking with stations, but has no effect on jumping through gates.
Ender Vade
Serious About Space Things..
#8 - 2014-02-27 22:08:03 UTC
i think this tactic is working as intended
Ascetic Virtues
#9 - 2014-02-27 22:10:45 UTC
I see nothing wrong with this mechanic.
Nartel Vortok
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2014-02-27 22:11:44 UTC
Hatsumi Kobayashi
Caldari State
#11 - 2014-02-27 22:14:16 UTC

No sig.

El Space Mariachi
Zero Fun Allowed
#12 - 2014-02-27 22:17:31 UTC  |  Edited by: El Space Mariachi
bad idea -1 -10/10 would not like again

gay gamers for jesus

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#13 - 2014-02-27 22:23:32 UTC
Hobojamming is the best.

Don't change
Boogie Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2014-02-27 22:23:54 UTC
Seems fine to me.

CptBen: this was the rare nice CptBen, ill probably be back later and boogie will agravate me and ill call you all scrubs

Hansy Babes
#15 - 2014-02-27 22:30:12 UTC
conflict driver and makes for immersive game play would not change -1
Madz Negro
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2014-02-27 22:35:26 UTC
9/10 TraderJohn's alts approve of the mechanic as it is. The 10th is currently bubbling K3.
Current Habit
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2014-02-27 22:49:25 UTC
Maybe you shouldn't stage from NPC nullsec stations.

what are you, poor?

El Space Mariachi
Zero Fun Allowed
#18 - 2014-02-27 22:53:16 UTC
Current Habit wrote:
Maybe you shouldn't stage from NPC nullsec stations.

what are you, poor?

this person gets it 10/10 input

u have sov Razor why are you even IN an NPC station anyway

gay gamers for jesus

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#19 - 2014-02-28 01:40:43 UTC
i approve of this mechanic
FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#20 - 2014-02-28 03:55:47 UTC
I approve of this mechanic.

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

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