It’s Not an Exploit, Learn the Rules
Posted by Corelin
So 45 minutes before my first day at a new job I see this.
Thanks assholes. A perfect softball for a blog post and I’m on a huge time crunch.
There’s two things I want to talk about, first, and real fast, is the actual mechanic. As you can find with a quick forum search HERE accel gates THROW your ship through warp, you don’t warp yourself. This justifies (to CCP at least) letting the warp break your locks and warp disruption whether it’s a single point or an infi-point. Hans & his evil, dastardly Minmatar were NOT exploiting, this is a game-mechanic that you really owe it to yourself to educate yourself on before entering FW.
What’s really amazing is the number of people upvoting and downvoting the main thread and various comments. Anyone (Poetic Stan) with the temerity to suggest that it’s not an exploit or a bug and is indeed Working As Intended is subject to MASS downvoting, leading to their comments being hidden, thus perpetuating the misinformation in the first place. Here the groupthink that could potentially make FWEDDIT so strong is working against them, people who clearly need an education in FW mechanics would rather scream about a highly visible enemy who DOES know the mechanics than improve themselves.
Search around, look for posts on the topic, don’t rely on a single source for all your information. Look around and see what other people are saying, don’t just assume that because your FC and leadership are saying “IT IS SO” that it really is. Trust me, I’ve been that guy, we don’t know shit. I’ve been in the AARs where we go over what went right and what went wrong, we don’t know shit. I’ve seen the forum posts and comments made by people who should know. They don’t know shit. Learn your shit.
And don’t you DARE try to get Hans banned until I’ve pewed him!