You may have noticed that My Loot, Your Tears has been rather quiet recently. Captain Charismatic is starting a new school semester, Khalia is working a 2nd-shift job, and Paul…. ok, Paul is just lazy.
Lacking any exciting ganks, POS destruction, or corporate infiltrations, I’m going to go public on a bug that has been discussed among the ninja salvaging community recently. For background information, read this Eve Forum thread.
The essence of this bug is the following: Aggression timers and damage counting is broken so that Concord may spawn and destroy someone in a way that appears to be ‘at random’.
A simple reproduction of the bug is as follows:
1) Get an aggression timer by flipping a can, stealing from a wreck, etc.
2) The other party opens fire on you and does some damage
3) Warp off. Wait until the other party no longer has a timer on you (eg, can not shoot you any more)
4) Have a corp-mate destroy your ship.
Result: Concord will spawn and destroy the other party who opened fire on you. This behavior was independently tested and confirmed by me.
This appears to happen because damage to your ship is ‘remembered’ for some length of time, or until a session change. When your ship is destroyed, the server realizes the other guy did damage to you, but no longer has an aggression timer, and goes to WTFPWN him. This is also why you will sometimes see NPC damage listed on a killmail, even if that NPC is long dead by the time you start shooting the other player.
This can be avoided if the person who opened fire does a session change – docking up, changing systems, possibly changing ships. Also if the first party (the person who is fired upon), has a session change, this will not happen.
DISCLAIMER: My Loot Your Tears does not suggest or endorse that you make use of this behavior. CCP may consider this an exploit. If you use this behavior and get banned into the next century, it is not our problem.
However, if you’re crazy enough to use this, and it results in tears, please send screenshots and/or logs to email@example.com so we can post it up here – these will be properly edited to hide identity.