Sunday, October 21, 2012

Multiboxer Multiplication Error

There is a program called ISBoxer that allows you to run multiple accounts as if they were one account. It is a useful tool for mining or running all the same type of ship to do something. CCP allows it because even though the program is giving the commands to all of the accounts the puppet master is still a player and not a bot program.

When the fleet commander screams, "THIS IS A GIFT FROM GOD! KILL EVERYTHING!" the situation has reached an interesting level.

I logged in and was immediately jumped by Hono and Emes reference a 5/10 they had found a few systems away. Only, they thought someone was doing it already. I sent them to investigate and logged on my own scout to see what there was to see. They are getting a lot better about intel but I still double check.

The site was being done by a tengu. There was a Harb from the same corp on one side of the gate and a Myrm on the other with 5 other people from that corp in local. Then, local starts to spike with another fleet. I tell the boys to cloak their scouts and get into safes. It is way too busy for us to chase the Tengu out of the site, fight the Myrm and Harb and deal with the five unknowns with just the three of us (Me the teenage noob and them the newbie noobs).

The fleet passed and I forwarded on the intel. 2x legion, 2x zealot, loki, 3x guardian and some other stuff That was how I got caught up in the 7-2/Ransm/mix fleet that was going for this group. DP asked me to ship into something with armor and catch up to them because the fight was going to go down as soon as they could jump them.

I followed and two systems later they jumped into the fleet and engaged on a gate. They had guardians. We had guardians. They had heavy cruisers. We had heavy cruisers. It was a good fight and DP is going at 100 miles an hour but he is nice and clear. I land and join in. Just as the first Zealot is going into armor a wild fleet of Tornado's lands at 0 on us.

At first, everyone panics a bit at the Tornados on grid. Then DP realizes that they are at zero and he suspects they are all one dude. One dude multiboxing 12 or 15 Tornados. Tornados at 0 on a heavy cruiser gang rolling around with after burners.

DP screamed in joy. "We're okay!" he informed us. "Start killing them." Sorting through all their names was a pain. It doesn't help that I reset my over view the other day and haven't fully finished cleaning random trash off of it. "They can't hit us!" he sang out.

After the third or so Tornado went down they started to pull range. "POINT EVERYTHING!" We had kind of forgotten about the zealots and loki and guardians. With the tornado's trying to get away we tried to kill the rest of the gang. They had plenty of time to deaggress and started jumping back through the gate.

The tornado pilot was in his own corp inside of the alliance. It looks as if he runs a tornado fleet by himself. Today, that didn't work out for him. Everyone blinked and a general, "What was that?" was asked in local.

Then, DP headed the fleet back towards Bose. I asked, "Where as we going?" and he remembered I lived in the other direction. At the same time, word of a typhoon playing undock games with a thanny to rep it popped up. DP suggested I stay. I agreed and we trotted over to find a typhoon aggressing people on the undock and undocking his thanny to rep himself.

DP tried to bump the thanny off station but it docked. The typhoon tried to deaggress but he forgot to pull in his drones. His drones kept attacking us and he kept getting his timer reset.

With that, I went home shaking my head over the tornado fleet. Then I headed off to install my new cabinet organizers in the kitchen. DIY for the win. Then I'm going to go and finish cleaning up my overview. The drone spam made finding the primary a mess.

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