Sorry, you have been banned contact an Admin or create a forum post - so I’m creating a forum post.
I was told by an admin that I was banned because a CV tackled a SV - well that’s interesting because CVs can tackle CVs. Why? Well it’s because when a CV hits a CV they aren’t immobilized, but when a SV tackles a CV it becomes immobilized.
So, I was banned because I accidentally had a SV clip inside of me while trying to put myself between a SV and an ally structure. That said, the enemy SV was able to clear itself in a matter of seconds and was able to go on about it’s merry way. To be clear I am not going to discuss who was actually at fault in this situation - what I want to call out is this whole ‘tackling’ issue.
A CV cannot tackle a SV, why? Because the SV can press O and move itself out and be pretty much unscathed. The CV on the other hand cannot - that is why it is illegal for SVs to tackle a CV. Now if a CV wants to move use it’s superior body mass to make things difficult for a SV it should be able too, after all it is putting itself at risk of being immoblized in a fight in a fight, and that’s because the SV can just up and fly away.
This rule means that CVs and SVs cannot come into contact with each other in ANYWAY, the reason being now there is a good chance one of the two structures will clip and it will be a tackle, even by accident. A carefully manipulated video stream can then be used to get that person banned.
Scenarios 1.- A CV flies behind a SV to cut off it’s escape, SV pilot isn’t paying attention and backs into the CV clipping it and tackling it. Clearly an accident right? Not every SV pilot has the ability to see behind them.
Scenario 2 - A CV tries to put itself between an enemy and an ally, the issue here is the point of view on a CV is such they can’t see the very front of their nose and they end up bumping the enemy SV, clipping and getting tackled. The enemy SV can now choose to press O and pull out and/or immobilize the CV - the CV is helpless unless the SV tries to escape.
In both of these situations, an accident can easily happen. PvP combat is chaotic, and it isn’t possible for the pilots to be completely aware of their surroundings due to having a limit point of view. This limits PvP combat now, since either pilot could use video recording to have the other one punished.
There seems to be three solutions here:
When piloting a CV make sure you stay far away from your opponent, this limits your ability to use your extra health and bulky size as a tactical advantage. It can also be difficult due to SVs having a higher max speed. It also makes PvP boring since now you’ll just see two ships just flying in a big circle instead of doing manueavers to get into blind spots.
Get rid of this tackling rule. A true tackle only really incurs when a SV flies inside of an enemies hanger bay and makes it so they can’t move or flies on top of an enemy CV when it’s on the ground. This will PvP to be a little more difficult for CVs to be on ground, but at least they can still use their bulky size as a tactical advantage.
Petition Eleon to get rid of the ‘You can’t fly because you have an undocked SV inside of you’ mechanic.