As I was thinking about the battle reports from yesterday I found my blood pressure rising slightly.
Because many of the losses on each side yesterday, both NC Caps and the Atlas Titan, were directly attributed to fail mechanics on CCPs side.
When I first started playing EVE sometimes the node would crash. It sucked balls but everyone was kicked off and you went and got food or did something else until it came back up. Then you would re form and get back to business.
Now you have bullshit blackscreening which means you have no fucking clue what the hell is happening to your ship. Some of your fleet has overview, some do not. No matter how many times that shit happens, its going to happen again. PL had it happen in Fountain. IT has had it happen in Delve. CVA screwed themselves with it twice. Atlas got nailed with it yesterday in H-W and in early PB with 200 HACs. Yet people still think they can try and login/load/jump into absolute lagged systems and still manage it, possibly based on thought processes from earlier/non-fail releases of EVE. I'm sure today when the H-W station comes out of reinforce the same thing is going to happen.
Now if I'm in a little crap ship I don't really care all that much. In a HAC/BS I am gonna be agitated at the loss but its going to be ok. Capital... I'm going to be seriously pissed. Supercap... emo rage quit the game. Bottom line is that FCs/Pilots should expect this kind of bullshit lag. Count on it. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. We shouldn't have to do this... but right now its necessary.
The thing that blew my temper top is the fact that CCP hasn't done shit. "Call in your battle ahead of time to reinforce the node". Screw you. About half the time we can predict when/where we are going to get a big fight. But why should we have to try and plan our fights? We never used to. So CCP is going to push ahead with Tyrannis which is all great and everything... but haven't fixed the lag issue. I think the priorities are a bit skewed concerning the direction CCP is heading. You need take care of baseline coding issues before injecting a crapload more into they system. Yet all I see is "new lag test" bla bla bla. We're in the middle of a huge scale war. Go park a damn CCP ship in H-W right now for your test. Pretty sure you will get some good data to sift through while you plan for Tyrannis. Maybe even find a way to fix the issues.
For those who park in empire, run small scale gangs and warfare... I know. No big deal. You have it good and haven't experienced issues... except maybe those occasional jumps where you are in an empty (near empty) system and take 30 seconds to load system anyways. My favorite is the times when you take so long to load the system you have e warped off the gate. Annoying as shit when you are trying to travel somewhere... and theres nobody in local. But I'm off track. What I'm saying is that although it doesn't affect everyone in EVE... it affects a good part of the population. Namely 0.0 dwellers. And its not just a nuisance, its affecting warfare in a game changing way. At the very least, revert back to the old system. You were either logged in or not. Being lockable/shootable while staring at a black screen was non-existent, perhaps a nightmare that caused us to wake in a cold sweat.
Losing a Titan or a cap fleet because you are blindfolded with your hands tied behind your back while the other team is kicking your nuts in is not fun. And we all play this game... yeah, because its fun. So CCP... please, fix your shit. Soon.
That is all.
Back in the Sadae, I Mean, Saddle
2 months ago