Duel Scamming

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical when CCP announced the new dueling mechanic. Sure, it’s obviously just meant as a replacement for the idea of purposefully can flipping to gain a flag (why couldn’t people looking to duel that way just use a safespot? Is being able to duel on the Jita 4-4 undock that important?) but it still has an air of cheesiness to it.

Meh.

In any case, one enterprising individual from TEST has already put it to much better use. The chatlog explains:

[ 2013.02.19 15:30:59 ] Karynak Idrissil > o/
[ 2013.02.19 15:31:09 ] tort-fk-off Maken > hello
[ 2013.02.19 15:31:20 ] Karynak Idrissil > Hey, i wanted to know
[ 2013.02.19 15:31:25 ] Karynak Idrissil > I have a bug with the new duel interface
[ 2013.02.19 15:31:38 ] Karynak Idrissil > I have the duel window open at all times, and i can’t reject it
[ 2013.02.19 15:31:51 ] Karynak Idrissil > Relogging does nothin :/
[ 2013.02.19 15:32:11 ] Karynak Idrissil > some guy told me re-dueling me from in-system might help
[ 2013.02.19 15:32:27 ] Karynak Idrissil > But i dont want some guy to scam me into a duel then blap me
[ 2013.02.19 15:32:36 ] Karynak Idrissil > SInce we’re both mining, i’m pretty safe :)
[ 2013.02.19 15:32:46 ] Karynak Idrissil > Could you duel me ?
[ 2013.02.19 15:32:54 ] Karynak Idrissil > i really hope it will get that bug away :/
[ 2013.02.19 15:33:19 ] tort-fk-off Maken > I hope it dont give it to me
[ 2013.02.19 15:33:26 ] Karynak Idrissil > Dont think so
[ 2013.02.19 15:33:47 ] Karynak Idrissil > right click me, pilot, invite to duel
[ 2013.02.19 15:34:34 ] Karynak Idrissil > I can’t believe that worked.
[ 2013.02.19 15:35:36 ] Karynak Idrissil > Sorry mate, i had to.
[ 2013.02.19 15:37:03 ] tort-fk-off Maken > your going to kill my ship
[ 2013.02.19 15:38:19 ] Karynak Idrissil > Yep.
[ 2013.02.19 15:38:21 ] Karynak Idrissil > Duel scam.
[ 2013.02.19 15:39:08 ] tort-fk-off Maken > your a nice piece of work
[ 2013.02.19 15:39:22 ] Karynak Idrissil > Just “asshole” will do
[ 2013.02.19 15:40:17 ] tort-fk-off Maken > there is a 10 mil bounty on you now
[ 2013.02.19 15:40:25 ] Karynak Idrissil > I suppose i deserve it.
[ 2013.02.19 15:40:55 ] Karynak Idrissil > Oops, forgot to bring extra ammo.
[ 2013.02.19 15:40:59 ] Karynak Idrissil > Good thing i have drones.
[ 2013.02.19 15:42:33 ] tort-fk-off Maken > you will be got
[ 2013.02.19 15:42:57 ] Karynak Idrissil > What?
[ 2013.02.19 15:43:02 ] Karynak Idrissil > I’m mining veld.
[ 2013.02.19 15:43:28 ] tort-fk-off Maken > your killing my ship
[ 2013.02.19 15:43:47 ] Karynak Idrissil > I’m mining veld off your ship
[ 2013.02.19 15:43:52 ] Karynak Idrissil > Pretty much the same
[ 2013.02.19 15:44:05 ] Karynak Idrissil > gf :)

Unfortunately, the very nature of dueling means that your victims have to actually be at the keyboard for it to work. Given mining these days, I’m not sure how much it will take off…

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