Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The "Problem" with AFK Cloaking
For some reason, having a cloaked ship in system, the pilot who may or may not be away from their computer, brings nullsec industry, ratting and missioning to a complete standstill.
I'm not quite sure why that is the case, but if the plethora of forum complaints is any indication, it is a problem. Apparently, nullsec players, renters in particular, are babbies.
The solution to this insidious problem is to either 1) tape a post-it note over your local chat window, 2) close your local chat window, or 3) uninstall EVE Online. If you don't know who's in system, then it can't really be a bother. If you're playing World of Warcraft, then it's really not a problem.
How do wormhole people do anything, you might ask? At any point in time, their system could have twenty AFK cloakers watching (or not watching) their every move. Yet, somehow, through force of will perhaps, they manage to do shit. Run sleeper sites, mine, do industry. It's kind of mind-boggling, when you think about it. That people could actually go about their business, without the benefit of knowing who's watching them. Without knowing whether they could be jumped by some enemy fleet at any second.
Nullseccers, on the other hand, have the benefit of knowing when someone is potentially watching them, to know when to be a smidgin extra careful when doing their business. They have information that wormholers do not. Yet wormholers get shit down without local intel, whereas local intel sends nullbears scattering.
The nullsec player who stops doing what they're doing just because some invisible ship is sitting in system, they should spend less time complaining, and more time feeling ashamed of themselves.