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Circadean Seeker

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Trent Eddison
Cogitation Mining and Industrial Trading
#1 - 2016-01-06 10:06:25 UTC
Searched forums and other sites, and I'm not able to turn up any real info.

I keep getting jumped by npc Circadean Seekers at random locations, sometimes even right as I undock from a station. I mostly mine so don't have the combat skills/ships to kill them quickly. At one point I managed to take down 2, but then 3 more warped in. As a miner, I can handle most rats fine, but even in a tanked procurer they pose a threat.

What is causing this? Is there a way to stop this?
Serena Cobalt
Forsaken Fortress
Wrecking Machine.
#2 - 2016-01-06 10:39:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Serena Cobalt
Sounds like you're mining in lowsec as they don't usually spawn in HS belts afaik. Really you need a BC or a well skilled cruiser to take them on effectively, I'm not sure how sentry drones would handle them since that would be you're best option in a Procurer. I've seen them spawn by random planets too but mostly they seem to hover around the gate, sometimes they do stuff to the gate too.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#3 - 2016-01-06 11:23:15 UTC
STOP SHOOTING THE DAMN THINGS!
Solecist Project
#4 - 2016-01-06 11:32:27 UTC
Trent Eddison wrote:
Searched forums and other sites, and I'm not able to turn up any real info.

I keep getting jumped by npc Circadean Seekers at random locations, sometimes even right as I undock from a station. I mostly mine so don't have the combat skills/ships to kill them quickly. At one point I managed to take down 2, but then 3 more warped in. As a miner, I can handle most rats fine, but even in a tanked procurer they pose a threat.

What is causing this? Is there a way to stop this?

What do you think happens when you **** off someone you shouldn't **** off?
They teach you your role in society, that happens.

It's not rocket science.
You **** me off, you stay docked until I decide you may go on.

The seekers are no different.

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Trent Eddison
Cogitation Mining and Industrial Trading
#5 - 2016-01-06 11:41:21 UTC
So I just keep warping out when I see them without engaging? How long will they pursue me for? Is there anyplace else I could be going for info about this?
Solecist Project
#6 - 2016-01-06 11:46:39 UTC
I suggest apologizing in loval and mwybe switching the system.
Though they might follow.

Definitely apologize though, it might even help.
(I'm actually serious :p)

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Vimsy Vortis
Shoulda Checked Local
Break-A-Wish Foundation
#7 - 2016-01-06 12:29:48 UTC
Don't shoot things that you don't know what they are. I'm really not sure how this is such a big problem for people.
Centis Adjani
Adjani Corporation
#8 - 2016-01-06 12:56:38 UTC
Vimsy Vortis wrote:
Don't shoot things that you don't know what they are. I'm really not sure how this is such a big problem for people.

RED ->>> Shoot ->>> Ask Twisted
Joran Dorn
Doomheim
#9 - 2016-01-06 13:00:19 UTC
As soon as I saw they where called Seekers I made sure to stay away from them ... far, far away :).

No but seriously donĀ“t shoot stuff unless they attack you and if you are in a non-combat ship or are outgunned RUN for the hills ... or atleast the closest station ASAP.
Serena Cobalt
Forsaken Fortress
Wrecking Machine.
#10 - 2016-01-06 13:05:50 UTC
It's a fair question though, if there's no information on a particular enemy people aren't gonna be able to make an educated choice. New players make mistakes, the OP just wants to rectify his. Maybe he wanted to see what loot they dropped? But still, not shooting them in this case is probably your best bet. I always see them by gates like I said and they don't seem to hastle anyone who doesn't hastle them.
Neuntausend
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2016-01-06 13:12:44 UTC
Circadian Seekers are not hostile until you start ******* with them. If you leave them be, all they will do is follow you around for a bit and scan your ship. So it's quite easy to make an "educated choice": If an NPC you don't know doesn't aggress you, leave it be. No further information required.
Oraac Ensor
#12 - 2016-01-06 13:53:06 UTC
Serena Cobalt wrote:
New players make mistakes, the OP just wants to rectify his.

Eh?
Quote:
Federal Navy Academy [FNA] from 2010.01.26 06:07
Black Pedro
Mine.
#13 - 2016-01-06 14:17:35 UTC
Trent Eddison wrote:
So I just keep warping out when I see them without engaging? How long will they pursue me for? Is there anyplace else I could be going for info about this?

These Drifters are relatively new to New Eden and their motivations and behaviour aren't really well understood, and also seem to change. I am not sure anyone can give you a definitive answer. But what probably will get them to stop shooting/following you is:

1) Stop shooting them;
2) Lie low and wait for their fury to die down a bit;
3) Move a system or two away.

That probably will stop the attacks, but it depends how much you have aggravated them. I have heard rumours they like corpses, so if you have some in your hanger you could offer them some and perhaps they will like you a little better. Otherwise, I see no way for you to gain their forgiveness for your rash actions other than some time and space for them to simmer down.

Remember though, in New Eden all almost all your choices have consequences. Whether it is with NPCs or other players, your actions can have repercussions up to, and including, the destruction of your ship.
Solecist Project
#14 - 2016-01-06 15:02:57 UTC
You can also try self destructing your pod and sacrificing your corpse to them.

They love corpses.

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#15 - 2016-01-06 16:45:03 UTC
Solecist Project wrote:
You can also try self destructing your pod and sacrificing your corpse to them.

They love corpses.

waste of a perfectly good corpse.
Black Pedro
Mine.
#16 - 2016-01-06 16:55:18 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Solecist Project wrote:
You can also try self destructing your pod and sacrificing your corpse to them.

They love corpses.

waste of a perfectly good corpse.
Maybe, but they really do love them. I ganked a miner once with Seekers on the belt and they swooped in and stole the corpse before I could loot it.

I like to think they like me a little more for these corpse donations to their nefarious plans (whatever those are) but so far they haven't done anything nice for me, or even said thank you.
Ginnie
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#17 - 2016-01-06 17:03:55 UTC
They are interesting nonetheless, I've often considered shooting them and seeing what happens...but, alas I chicken out...

It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.

Thierry Orlenard
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2016-01-06 17:15:25 UTC
Ginnie wrote:
They are interesting nonetheless, I've often considered shooting them and seeing what happens...but, alas I chicken out...


There's a chance that they'll spawn Drifters--so it's best to let them be. IMO anyway. Lol
Pix Severus
Empty You
#19 - 2016-01-06 17:16:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Pix Severus
When I came back to the game a short while ago, I was flying around in a Caracal when I saw a bunch of them sat on a gate. So obviously the first thing I do is shoot at them without doing any research into what they are, or what they can do. I was able to tank the damage fine, but it was taking quite a while to kill just one of them and I was getting bored, so I warped off to the nearest asteroid belt to see if any miners had left their drones lying around (you'd be surprised how many T2 drones I've found).

Imagine the look on my face when those buggers followed me into the belt, I was not expecting that at all. I decided to just kill them so I could scour the belts in peace, but after a long fight, more of them spawned in. "Nope." I decided to leave system after that, they didn't follow me (thankfully).

I hear they drop some weird poop, so I might try again in something bigger, like a Drake, so I can examine this stuff more closely.

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Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#20 - 2016-01-06 17:24:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Ralph King-Griffin
Ginnie wrote:
They are interesting nonetheless, I've often considered shooting them and seeing what happens...but, alas I chicken out...

they will call in a tougher wave (possibly drifters) which will chase you around the system.

if you have drifters after you and you hide in a pos shield, they do the obvious and start bashing the pos.
people have lost carriers to those feckers.


tldr: DON'T SHOOT THE DAMN THINGS
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