Thursday, 12 February 2009

Phantom Module Syndrome

There's an afterburner in my hangar.

No, no. No. I don't have an afterburner in my hangar.

It's just there.

It's not mine. I can't get rid of it. It thinks it's fit to a ship which belonged to the last pilot to use this hangar. Where this pilot went, or who he or she was, I don't know. I wish they'd come get their afterburner, since it's taking up space.

It's not even physically there. We can move it, and we have. Just into a distant corner to keep it out of the way. But if we try to remove it from the hangar, it... I dunno. It comes back. According to Aura, I can't sell it, repackage it, trash it, use it or can it... because it's fit to another ship.

And sometimes... sometimes it just moves by itself.

I dunno. We leave it off in that corner and it seems happy to stay there, but every once in a while, it'll be out on the docking ring where someone will invariably trip over it because they aren't expecting it to be there. It doesn't matter if we stuff it in a locker, crate it, cover it with other loose modules... it will still somehow end up looking like it's expecting us to fit it on something. But we can't...

And the weirdest part is that only my crew and I seem to be able to see it. We asked station security if anyone else had seen the Ghost Afterburner of Evati rattling its chains around their hangars, but they just looked at us funny and asked if we'd been at the absinthe again...

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OOC: inspired by a glitch which caused a module icon to remain in my hangar after fitting a ship ^_^

9 comments:

Sard Caid said...

Should have one of your Hanger crew spray paint "Phantom" on the AB module.

This happens to me often after a clone jump. Were you fitting a ship after using one yourself?

Shae Tiann said...

I was fitting up incursuseses or incursi or whatever the plural is. I hadn't undocked before then, since I'd been awaiting said delivery of awkwardly-named frigates, and for once the parcel-delivery guy arrived when I was actually in and not in the midst of my morning shower.

Avan said...

Am I the only who noticed that the acronym for this would be PMS? :3

Tony said...

LOL, PMS...

I like the story!

Jenni Concarnadine said...

OMG -- poniez!!!

Pity that you can't sell it -- I mean, if it always comes *back* ....

Try putting a collar and lead on it -- then you can exorcise it properly. :)

Shae Tiann said...

@Avan and Tony - I was just trying to come up with a catchy name :p Over here, we call it PMT (T for tension), which I think is a better term.

@Jenni - *facepalms*

Ahnog said...

Actually its AI is in love with you and that's why its hanging around. It's a stalker if I've ever seen one.

Raxip Elamp said...

Just fit a MicroWarp Drive. They're like restraining orders for afterburners =D

Tony said...

LOL. I find this really funny...

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