Attention pilots!

Customer Support has been made aware of the use of a specific defect as a tactic in combat. The defect has to do with assigning drones to another pilot and then moving into the safety of a forcefield without having the drones deactivate or return to your dronebay.

Abusing this defect to your advantage is regarded as an exploit, and henceforth will be dealt with as such in accordance with our policies. We appreciate your assistance in making sure everyone plays in accordance with the policies we have in place.

The defect in question is being worked on and will be fixed as soon as possible. If you believe you have discovered a defect, please use the bug reporting  tool we have provided. Instructions on how to create a bug report can be found here:

Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact Customer Support directly via support ticket.

On behalf of EVE Online Customer Support.

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  1. Emeos

    I hope they fucking delete drone assigning while they’re at it

    September 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply
    1. anonymous

      Drone assigning is currently the only thing that can counter the massive blobs of celestis and other dampening ships.

      September 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm Reply
      1. M1k3y_Koontz

        Sebos/remote sebos?

        September 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply
        1. lol

          you are as dumb as they come bro! go eat some more fucking paintchips

          September 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply
          1. M1k3y_Koontz

            Yes, because I haven’t fought the CFC since the drake was removed from their concept list I’m a complete fucktard *eye roll*

            Instead of attacking a person you could point out why their post is incorrect

            September 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm
          2. Devore

            Who’s going to back 150 blackbirds? How about the rest of the fleet.

            You can counter ewar by bringing your own.

            September 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm
          3. M1k3y_Koontz

            Main problem with blackbirds is that A) little to no tank and B) chance based jams vs 100% garuntee landing damps.

            Also, most coalitions other than CFC don’t have enough people to FIELD 150 BBs and still field a full DPS fleet.

            September 20, 2013 at 2:32 am
        2. anonymous

          Each celestis has 3 or 4 damps. What current shiptype could spare the midslots required to counter that many damps?

          September 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply
          1. hurrrrrrr


            September 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm
          2. M1k3y_Koontz

            Whos going to back 150 blackbirds.

            September 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm
          3. Howzat

            The NBA?

            September 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm
          4. M1k3y_Koontz


            September 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm
          5. Howzat

            why is it always about colour with you?

            September 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm
      2. Guest

        As true as that might be, you don’t fix unbalanced things with more unbalanced things.

        September 20, 2013 at 8:48 am Reply
        1. anonymous

          That is true but you also do not remove the only thing that counters something that is already op against every other ship class.

          September 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply
    2. JG

      I hope they delete you.

      September 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm Reply
  2. Dumbledore

    But… but… how can N3 win now?

    September 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply
    1. M1k3y_Koontz

      Oh no! they might have to *gasp* FLY THEIR F**KING SHIPS

      If n3 is what we have rely on to kill the CFC i think i’ll bet on goons collapsing under their own weight

      September 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm Reply
      1. Some Vet

        Hey I welcome this as an N3 dude maybe now we will start actually flying proper ships again where I shoot the the enemy myself. And not be bored to tears and wishing I had never joined this fucking fleet in the first place

        Thats if we ever were using this exploit I have no idea if our assigned pilots for drones ever were

        September 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply
        1. Duh

          Rise up and overthrow your afk leadership

          September 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply
          1. Jamie Rednapp

            Problem is Vince isn’t AFK – unlike certain other leaders !!!!

            September 20, 2013 at 1:07 am
          2. Duh

            He just makes your no-talent, skill-less pilots fly zombie doctrines? rgr

            September 20, 2013 at 1:59 am
        2. JG

          you are not an n3 dude. else you know these boring doctrines were made because of the 50 celestises on field.

          September 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply
  3. nigger jim

    aww poor N3

    September 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm Reply
  4. Andrew

    Hasn’t this ability been in the game since carrier assignment was added? I’m surprised they call this an exploit after all this time.

    September 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm Reply
    1. nigger jim

      word on the street is BL is super butthurt that N3 is doing it to them with ishtar fleets

      September 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply
  5. AHAHAh

    the butt hurt from BL is so fucking funny they cry like 2nd graders when they arnt the ones abusing game mechanics.

    September 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm Reply
    1. Duh

      seems to me like the cheaters and exploiters of Nulli are the butthurt ones

      September 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm Reply
      1. lol

        bl exploits the game in every way they can and when they get their shit pushed in they run to the other side.. hate to break you out of your koolaid trance

        September 20, 2013 at 3:02 am Reply
        1. sdfgsddfg

          dont worry you didnt ahahah

          September 20, 2013 at 4:12 am Reply
        2. Jesus Loves You

          So where is your bug report / dev blog about their exploits? Oh I see….

          September 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply
        3. LOL DUMBASS

          hey nerd, please show us BL exploits and the releated dev blogs and videos showing BL using exploits?

          dont worry, i wont be waiting around because you wont find any.

          September 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm Reply
  6. Lol double standards

    And Doom-portaling if used by BL is working as intended…ok

    September 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply
    1. Lol this guy

      It’s an exploit of running inside the shields after assigning your drones because you physically aren’t able to be targeted to remove the dps.

      With Doom-portaling, you can be targeted and killed once a bomb gets launched.

      Seems fair to me.

      September 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm Reply
      1. DoomportalzZz

        You can kill the drones anytime to remove the dps. Not saying the game mechanic is ok, just that you can counter it.

        When a bomb on the other hand is launched after the bomber doomportaled in, its too late already. The damage is done and there can be shitall done to prevent it.

        September 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply
        1. Addrake

          … wow not only do you not understand the mechanics behind doomportaling, you also don’t understand the basic mechanics behind bombing. Here’s a tip, if you kill a bomber before the bomb explodes, the bomb does 0 damage.

          September 20, 2013 at 4:07 am Reply
          1. Dirty Rotten Sneaky Bastard

            The exploit in “Doomportalling” is that the bombs stay at zero if you launch them before you move after the titan jump. So when you jump into the enemy fleet, the bombs stay there with you and explode while you still have a second or two of invul.

            September 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm
          2. Thelaro

            BL Used this tactic one, and killed maybe 10 BS. Get your facts straight.

            September 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm
          3. Dirty Rotten Sneaky Bastard

            You weren’t even there… I was in that Domi fleet. I hobbled out of there in 1/2 structure. So, while you read about it and claim expertise, I WAS THERE!

            September 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm
          4. Addrake

            Interesting. CCP doesn’t consider doomportaling an exploit, so I’m having a hard time understanding why you are using that word. Although since you think we ran around fountain killing 100’s of BS with it multiple times, I doubt you use reality as a basis for any of your opinions.

            September 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm
          5. JG

            yes because you are going to lock 30/40 bombers in the middle of you in time………..

            September 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm
        2. Kama Kairade

          Re: “You can kill the drones anytime to remove the dps. Not saying the game mechanic is ok, just that you can counter it.”

          Watch the vid 5 comments up. In the engagement, BL attempted to:

          1: Bomb the drones: This was largely successful, but did not prevent the targets from simply dropping more drones.

          2: Smartbomb the drones: Ineffective as the the second wave of drones was all spread out.

          3: Shoot the drones: Ineffective as our rate of attrition was higher than the rate at which we could kill drones. Also, a half dozen Archons were on the field making it difficult to separate exploit drones from real drones.

          Watch the vid and see if you still agree with the effectiveness of your original assessment.

          September 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm Reply
    2. Devore

      Of course it is. If you fire missiles, and you leave the field, lose target, or even your ship is destroyed, they continue to fly, hit their target, and do damage.

      September 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm Reply
    3. Addrake

      “Hey guys I can’t defend how using sentries while staying invincible isn’t an exploit. Please hold on while I scream about Doomportaling to take the attention off myself!” ~ Nulli 2013

      September 20, 2013 at 4:05 am Reply
  7. Dirk MacGirk

    Shit, dint even know it wasn’t working as intended. It has been going on so long in sifferent ways. I knew fighters would stay on target until the target was dead or you tried to switch targets. But just saw a pos mod get repped the other day by drones after a ship got bumped inside the shields. You couldn’t direct drones from inside the pos so I don’t know how effective it was in combat. But given the exploit notice maybe it was. Maybe it was the assigned part.

    September 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm Reply
    1. vOv

      I have also had my drones follow a target into a POS and continue to shoot while inside the bubble. It was rather odd since it was only 1 of the 5 that did this and once inside it wouldn’t or couldn’t exit when recalled.

      September 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm Reply
  8. Hian

    The average quality of the comments on this post is really high, compared to the usual boring shit that clutters the comments. I would go so far as to say that almost 50% of the comment makes sense and has an actual point!
    I feel some sort of celebration is in order no?

    September 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm Reply
  9. imsosly

    A “If you can do it in game it’s allowed”
    B “Stop doing this in game”
    A “The game is a sandbox”
    B “The game has clear rules about what you can and can’t do”
    A “The game is a harsh cruel universe”
    B “We have to keep idiots safe!”

    FFS CCP is the poster-child for hypocrisy.

    September 20, 2013 at 1:15 am Reply
    1. NoirWolf

      I donno if you’re serious or special. You’re allowed to do anything that is fair within the game and fairness is a objective term (if you can shoot someone he/she should have the option of shooting back unless your initial shot alphas him/her, the idea that sandbox = exploits is retarded and pushed forward by scrubs who can’t win an engagement without a unfair advantage).

      September 20, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply
      1. zitzot

        Just to let people know you have been able to do this with more then drones for a long time. Try it with fighters or fighter bombers. As long as they are attacking something BEFORE you go into the shields they will keep at it until they are done. Been that way for 3 years that I know of. It was petitioned and CCP ignored it.

        September 25, 2013 at 1:21 am Reply
  10. Herpa Derp

    Lil late better than never I guess this has been around for a very long time

    September 20, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply
  11. Billbo

    Sorry guys Nulli had to fuck it up for everyone.

    September 20, 2013 at 4:32 am Reply
    1. lol

      you mean bl? the crying little bitches who only like when they can use game mechanics to their advantage?

      September 20, 2013 at 5:29 am Reply
      1. Billbo

        Of course they would. Do you even play this game….

        September 20, 2013 at 5:35 am Reply
        1. war anyone?

          “do you even play this game?”
          Go back to kugu forum warrior. This comment is beyond retarded.

          September 20, 2013 at 5:44 am Reply
  12. Kama Kairade

    To see the exploit in action.

    September 20, 2013 at 4:56 am Reply
    1. -a- guy

      good way to fuck a good fight and the game..

      September 20, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply
  13. War Anyone?

    inb4 the exploit got banned! Suck it Elo.

    September 20, 2013 at 5:42 am Reply
    1. Danny Payne

      Did Elo bend you over and poke you were it smells recently little man ?

      September 20, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply
      1. NoirWolf

        I see Elo still doesn’t send his drones to high-school. Go home dude.

        September 20, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply
  14. kees

    Maybe ccp should get of ther lazy asses and fix this ?…. just throwing in a crazy idea here

    September 20, 2013 at 6:29 am Reply
  15. Dikreathz

    This “Exploit” is not exactly terribad as the drnes can be blown away then uhm you get to uhm do STuff (how does the drone exploit you again? they are the target, uhm fail error Fix the mittin script it broke and barely logs in!

    September 20, 2013 at 8:36 am Reply
    1. WHAT

      Sense it makes.

      September 20, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply
  16. Jesus Loves You

    The butthurt about a game mechanic that in no way can be thought of as “working as intended” is retarded.

    Seriously, you can’t shoot your guns inside a POS shield, but expect it to be OK to leave your drones outside shooting? HAHAHAHAHA

    The people who have used this mechanic on a larger scale need to be banned – not just in the future, but in the past as well. There is just no way people could not know this was an exploit.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply
    1. NotEvenF1Needed

      Detecting butthurt BL-Member who loose their fleet everytime they to be revenant and want to play SOV-Games with the big-boys.

      September 21, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply
    2. Fuck BL

      You want to talk about others using exploits like BL is some perfect little angel. Lets explore the fact that Elo Knight and BL not only use “Doom Portals” but defend them as a legit tactic. Here is the link explaining was a “Doom Portal” is, an exploit if ever I’ve seen one. So lets not have the pot calling the kettle black here.

      September 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm Reply
  17. Gaius

    So something that hab been a valid Strategie for ages is now an exploit? Jesus f******* Christ.

    September 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm Reply
  18. inty fucktard

    Kind of funny that almost everytime the cfc side get their shit pushed in something gets a exploit stamp or get nerfd

    September 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

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