Bumping ships, that are located within password protected starbase force-fields, out of the force-field from outside without having the correct password or corporation/alliance permissions as configured in the tower settings, is considered an exploit. 

Attempts to bypass the game mechanics of starbase force-fields are fully visible in server logs to CCP Games’ staff and will result in appropriate action taken against the involved user accounts as per the EVE Online Suspension and Ban Policy from here on.

Pro tip:

In order to prevent problems with ships being bumped out of a starbase force-field from inside, by accident or by intention by players with legitimate access, owners are advised to park them in Ship Maintenance Arrays. X-Large Ship Maintenance Arrays were made available without the need for sovereignty with the Odyssey expansion so this option should be available to everyone.

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  1. N3Fanbud

    Damn it. No more lazy and lonely parked Solar SCaps to kill after bumping them out of RF.

    December 6, 2013 at 16:00 Reply
  2. DaReaper

    Uh… this has been an exploit for years, and years, and years. So why the need to remind? People used to use titans and Motherships to ‘bowl’ ships out of the force field. Later became an exploit.. so… yea old news

    December 6, 2013 at 16:36 Reply
    1. banned username

      POS bowling was fucking awesome. That needs to be brought back.

      December 6, 2013 at 17:34 Reply
  3. siriusclown

    I am curious if this applys to intentionally bumping oh say 30 carriers out of your pos seconds before the pos explodes in a attempt to save said carriers?

    December 6, 2013 at 17:10 Reply
    1. DaReaper

      no because you have access to said pos. the post reads “Bumping ships, that are located within password protected starbase force-fields, out of the force-field from outside without having the correct password or corporation/alliance permissions as configured in the tower settings, is considered an exploit. ” in you are in then its not an exploit

      December 6, 2013 at 17:22 Reply
  4. Seraph IX Basarab

    Why? Why would they do this!?

    December 6, 2013 at 18:38 Reply
    1. Fartolio

      Lipsa de activitate combinata cu lipsa de idei. Si ca sa enerveze lumea.

      December 6, 2013 at 18:46 Reply
      1. Seraph IX Basarab

        Sau incalzit la cur prea mult cu vulcanele din Islanda si sa dus la cap. =/

        December 6, 2013 at 19:33 Reply
  5. StarRanger

    ahhhh, ship bowling, its been some years since i last heard this 😀
    is it still warping to a ship on the other side and so warp through the shield pos in order to bump?

    lol, this is the oldest trick in the books of EVE 🙂

    December 6, 2013 at 18:59 Reply
    1. Treston Cal

      I haven’t heard of this myself, but if it is the case, I can see where this would be a problem. I didn’t think you were collidable until you exited warp, though. That’s why dispersion occurs after everyone lands. I’m guess after the land and everyone is sent flying you can bump them then? But even then, would not not bounce off the shields?

      December 7, 2013 at 06:38 Reply
      1. StarRanger

        the last bit matters, you wanted to land right on or next to the capital inside the POS to bump it,

        anyway, an option to ‘anchor’ a capital while inside the POS would be a solution (like you anchor a container or so)

        December 7, 2013 at 08:26 Reply
        1. Treston Cal

          That’s pretty interesting. As for anchoring a capital, I don’t think I would agree with that. Let’s say you gain access legitimately (through spy channels) and the capital pilot does not have the ability to reset the POS password (a likely impossibility but happens). I’ve read the mass in space argument but through enough pebbles at it and it will move.

          December 7, 2013 at 08:30 Reply
  6. Michael Carson

    Put a thread up on the forums since no one is discussing this on it. This has way to many ways to Ban Players bumbing ships that are doing functions like bridging or sneaking back in after Triage mode


    December 6, 2013 at 20:57 Reply
  7. Zdrack

    This is stupid, if you are stupid enough to not park fully inside the pos shields then you deserve to die. and if youre in a super or titan in a small pos… you DEFINITELY deserve to die since you spend 100bil for a titan or 30bil for a super, but wont spend a couple hundred to get a proper tower.

    Stupidity should be punished in Eve, not protected

    December 7, 2013 at 04:45 Reply
    1. Andrew Metzger

      It’s still legal to bump a ship partially exposed, it is no longer legal to bump a ship safe inside the confines of the force field.
      And yes, thanks to the terribad bump mechanics in EVE it is/was possible to bump through shields.

      December 7, 2013 at 06:00 Reply
      1. Will Birchall


        On the mittani they claim that this includes titans in small posses which ‘stick out’?

        December 9, 2013 at 12:03 Reply
  8. It sounds like a shameless plug to get people to use X-large arrays to store supers/titans. That way, they get stolen more often.

    Go CCP i guess?

    December 7, 2013 at 04:56 Reply
  9. Will Birchall

    Please excuse my ignorance on this. To me this leaves a bit of a gray area? What about capital/supercaps that are operating on the edge of a POS? I presume that bumping them whilst they are still operating isn’t an issue, or is it?

    December 9, 2013 at 11:58 Reply
  10. Fantastic blog.Thanks Again. Cool.

    June 21, 2018 at 02:54 Reply

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