With Phoebe a number of things changed, mostly to do with capital ships and the change that got the most attention was obviously jump fatigue and the fact that capitals can now jump through gates in low and nullsec.

To help balance this new mechanic CCP also had a look at how Heavy Interdictor Cruisers worked and added a few little changes to them.

The main one was that if you have an active Warp Disruption Field Generator, loaded with a Focused Warp Disruption Script on a Carrier who is within jump range of a gate he will be unable to jump through.

This makes perfect sense and in my opinion it should be rolled out for ANY class of ship so that if they are tackled on a gate by a HIC using focused warp disruption scripts they should not be able to jump. This would really change up the way engagements happen and add another piece to quality fleet formations and the the meta game.1521102911_256

Dograzor, a friend of mine from the days of The Black Rabbits, and now one of the diplomats for RAZOR Alliance, sent me the below EvE mail;

Jump Freighters are being prevented of going through gates by focused points of Heavy Interdictor Cruisers.

With the new HIC changes the following ships are listed in the devblog:

changes

Jump freighters are not listed. CCP should look into this issue and fix it, or confirm that it is working as intended.

This issue exists in high sec, low sec and 0.0.

I have reproduced this on SiSi but I have not tried this on TQ as it is impractical (wardecs etc).

JF

Keep in mind that the issue as is will open up many possibilities, including being used in suicide ganking and making bumping not needed for gankers in highsec.

It cannot be used when a JF lands on a gate as there is the after warp invul timer that will give enough time when jumping through, however if this person is slacking off, multiboxing or autopiloting it can be used. I write this as there was a discussion about a lowsec – highsec gates becoming even more dangerous, but if a person is on the ball they should be in the clear. However if you get the system “offline” message you can catch a JF when it lands on a gate while it waits for the server to form the system.

I have also submitted a ticket to CCP on this matter.

So there you have it, at the time of writing a HIC with the right scripts can, in certain situations, stop a Jump Freighter from jumping through a gate even if it is on 0. I’m sure this change will make alliance like Marmite Collective and other general high sec war dec corps very happy.

Is this working as intended or is this something that should not be effecting Jump Freighters in high sec? Do you think it should be kept in the game or do you think CCP should remove this? Let me know in the comments below.

Link to full patch notes

Link to forum post highlighting the issue as well

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  • elite_fishtanker

    death2allfreighters

  • Think crap through first

    If this is implemented then JF will not be able to warp to highsec gates to return to empire. Congratulations you have single-handly killed Nullsec trading Dumbass!!!

    • z

      read crap through first

    • Falco

      Isnt that the goal?

  • Homophobic John

    Im done saying things are bugs at this point.

    • Huh

      Duh?

    • Huh

      Duh?

  • Red Teufel

    would be nice if it worked on all ships except t2 haulers.

    • Tiago D’Agostini

      Would accept a THIRD script that is focused on doing that. Would be Too powerful and too game changing a single module that nullifies ALL chances of escape.

      • Red Teufel

        this is true.

  • Matterall

    Right now high sec gankers use a couple of bumping battleships (macherials) on outbound JF’s, holding them until the gank fleet arrives. Sometimes this takes a very long time. They dont get flagged (or destroyed) for just bumping.

    Wouldn’t a HIC get flagged and killed by concord for disrupting in highsec?

    Where this is a huge problem is in low sec where JF rely on the safety of warping to 0 and jumping through without problems. This will kill JF exit points, making them useless as the link between Jita and nullsec.

    CCP should fix this.

  • nonoo

    Freighters could ever jump through gate. I think its wanted that they cant be scrammed – since they dont want to nerf freighters but capital / superpower projection

  • nonoo

    Freighters could ever jump through gate. I think its wanted that they cant be scrammed – since they dont want to nerf freighters but capital / superpower projection

  • Tiago D’Agostini

    That would not have much impact in high sec wars. The amount of jump freighters that do anything other than a single jump into and out of high sec is insignificant.

    You simply see at most 4-5 jump freighters per day traveling “The pipe”

  • Sjörövar Fabbe

    JFs and Freighter have ALWAYS had the abilities to jump through gates, therefore no need to change it. If you want to do more pvp, FFS choose ships that can shoot back, else go to the next playground and start taking little children’s toys away… Spacehero….

  • Andre Vauban

    CCP Fozzie confirms it is a bug and is being fixed tomorrow:

    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=379673&p=19