Potential MAJOR PvP exploit - a warning to friends and foes
I HIGHLY recommend you do not try this as the authorities have now been notified (tho they have made no response yet) and you could get banned.
But I think people should know what they are potentially up against out there:
Details of exploit:
CONTACT > i have some info for yah... not sure if its something you want.. its up to you to judege.
CONTACT > i can tell yah how to build a Gank'a'geddon, and still have full defence. theres a bug with dmg mods
CONTACT > using it would prolly get someone banned tho...
Hardin > really
CONTACT > yah, its a defo exploit
CONTACT > and i know some CA are using it
CONTACT > and the bug works on all dmg mods far as i can tell
CONTACT > im betting on some bans and a hot-fix for it
CONTACT > but since im not gunna use it, cause i dont wanna get banned, talking bout its okay
Hardin > hehe sure - I wont tell a soul anyway
CONTACT > u can tell whoever you want
CONTACT > long as yah dont use it!
CONTACT > anyhow.. dock, unfit everything, fit all heatsinks, THEN guns, then undock, then "put offline" all heatsinks, dock, remove heatsinks, fit armor tank.
CONTACT > and u retain dmg mod and rof bonus from heatsinks.
CONTACT > so friggin simple.
Hardin > wow
Hardin > that is clearly an exploit
Hardin > i wouldnt be surprised if people get banned for that
CONTACT > yah... scary. with these kinda bugs, makes me not wanna PvP.. cause the next Arma i go up against may be fitted like this
Hardin > yer
CONTACT > if they get caught they would get banned, 100%.. at the very least temporarily.
Hardin > does it apply to apoc too?
Hardin > and all laser fittings?
CONTACT > yup, all ships, all dmg mods far as i can tell
CONTACT > i tried it on an Arma, Apoc and Scorp. all worked
CONTACT > i cant fly Gall or Minnie so i dunno bout them
CONTACT > but i think the scariest are either Arma or Mega
CONTACT > can u imagine a mega with ALL dmg mods in the low, yet still fully armor tanked??
Hardin > how well known as this? it really as potential to mess up combat
CONTACT > i dunno... i know ALL of CA know it
Hardin > and are using it?
CONTACT > or at least i know all of CA could know it
CONTACT > at the least some of them are yah
Hardin > hmm anyone notified authrities?
CONTACT > dunno...
Hardin > hmmm
CONTACT > feel free to do so if yah wish...
Hardin > so tempted to use it but the potential for getting ganked is enormous
CONTACT > im shit scared of being banned, so it wont matter to me if it gets fixed.
Hardin > i may use an alt to bring it to attention that kinda thing messes up the game
Hardin > but dont wanna piss off everyone thats using it
CONTACT > hhmm... ya maybe ill do that then...
CONTACT > not any of my main accounts/chars
CONTACT > seriously tho.. a mega or arma fitted like that is just DEADLY.
Hardin > yeah
Hardin > yeah and seriously unbalances things - wouldnt want to fight thinking people know about it and next BS just nukes you...
CONTACT > exactly...
CONTACT > i mean i love the idea of ganking anyone i meet tbh, but i dont want it used against me.. and i really really dont wanna get banned (even if a break from Eve would be a good thing!)
CONTACT > personally i would bet its been reported... someone must have by now...
I did try and put a post up withou the details on how to actually do the exploit and the mods removed it...
Imagine running into a fully armor tanked Geddon with the bonus of 8 heatsink IIs? it makes the PvP in this game a farce if this actually works...
sadly this is only a display bug if you were getting your hopes up!
You can replicate it exactly the same using any ship with their respective dmg mods and you still will not get the actual bonus. Go ahead andtry it and fire at your corp mates with heatsinks and then follow his advice and try again - compare the dmg and rof and see what you get (the actual dmg/rof - not the displayed one in the info)
well - if this is only a display bug I will be very happy - but I have been told that it has an actual effect...
QUOTEwell - if this is only a display bug I will be very happy - but I have been told that it has an actual effect...
dont believe everything your told!
go ahead and shoot Golan followingt he advice above before and after then compare dmg using same range, zero tracking and time your rof on one laser.
Well good, it was making me nervous :?
hrmm I dunno...... I would post some things but you guys might bann me.. ( in corp testing not in PvP im not dirty)
I was playing around with this yesterday myself
I'm not yet convinced its entirely a display bug, but it doesn't increase damage mod thats for sure. RoF on the other hand, I was pretty sure I saw an increase there... need a damn stopwatch
I havent actually been in game much for the past week or so, enjoying a nice break. Doing stuff in rl, going out drinking + playing a bit of joint ops.....
to find out of there is an affect on rof the best weapons to test on would be a 1400mm or tach, as any increase in speed would be much easier to spot. I'm far too lazy to test this myself, besides its an obvious exploit and I for one would not like to get caught with my pants down.