Didn’t Want That Titan Anyway

2020-09-02

Undocking a super or Titan from anything but a Keepstar requires you have a cyno ready to jump to, because you won’t be docking back up. That’s common knowledge for null sec players, but maybe not so much for high or low sec players.

One such player learned that lesson the hard way earlier today. Alexa Coates had won an Avatar on the Hypernet about a year ago. A little overwhelmed with his new toy he immediately went to the NPC station where it was docked to check it out.

That’s when the problems started. “Yeah, long story short, I went to go look at it and undocked by mistake,” Coates explained. “I instantly logged and didn’t touch EVE for over a year.”

Once he got over the horror of an undocked Titan in low sec with nowhere to re-dock, and the need to play EVE again got bad enough to log back in, the story continued. That’s where the problems escalated.

“Well, today I got the itch to play and asked on the EVE Discord if anyone could help,” he said. “I was literally offering to give (the Titan) to them for free. I just wanted it gone, so I could play again. I normally play solo, so I had no corp to help.” He got some responses. One person told him he’d help move the Titan.

Believing the offer of help to be sincere, he logged back in, Coates explained, “and I see a fleet waiting for me.” Frantic, he safe-logged, but not fast enough.

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Comments

  • Simon Chui

    And he didn’t even scout before logging the titan back in. Such a pure, trusting soul.

    September 3, 2020 at 12:10 AM
  • Nate Hunter

    Very odd response to accidentally undocking a titan i wonder if the dude made out ahead on his expense with the insurance payout

    September 3, 2020 at 1:11 AM
  • Guilford Australis

    Has this person interacted with no one else in EVE? I mean, I don’t want to pile on here, but announcing ‘Hey guys, I’m a solo player with no scouting or cyno capabilites and happen to have a naked Titan with no fuel undocked in Khanid lowsec – please either help me move it in good faith or take it for yourself’ is literally the worst thing you could possibly announce to our community.

    September 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM
    • George Ewing Guilford Australis

      Honestly, I think he just wanted to be rid of the thing. He won it on Hypernet unexpectedly and as a solo player had no real use for it.

      September 3, 2020 at 3:18 PM
      • Guilford Australis George Ewing

        Yeah, my only skepticism about that is that he had to have bought the 6B skillbook to be able to sit in it (and undock it), which suggests to me he had some plan to use it. It’s an odd story no matter how you look at it.

        September 3, 2020 at 4:15 PM