Of course, BOB benefited and was able to get back into the node before the NNC guys (inside info perhaps?):We do have hardware monitors in place that will tell us if CPU or memory, is getting overloaded on a machine in the cluster. Tihs happens most commonly during fleet battles. Usually the course of action is to leave it as is, however there were two things different about the battle yesterday that caused us to decide to re-map it.
- Firstly, it was causing repeated node deaths, which is not good and something we very much wish to avoid. We are going to very closely analyse why this was and ensure that it gets fixed asap.
- Secondly, we have some newer hardware quite recently installed that we thought would be able to handle it a bit better. With the battle causing lots of problems running where it was on the existing hardware we decided to move it over to one of the new machines and see what happened.
I hope that makes things a little clearer.
It's completely unprecedented for CCP to intervene in an ongoing battle, they mostly refuse. While the stuff they did was cool, IMHO, until they are ready to deploy this EVERYWHERE, and have done so that intervening when CCP has a past with favoritism for BOB due to Devs being in there is not appropriate.By this time the battle had shifted from MSHD to MO where NC was successfully preventing GBC from entering MO from Taisy. At this point the node crashed once again (# 6 or 7 I had lost count by then). Now it was at this point that CCP brought on the node repair. The funny part is that the repair now allowed BoB to enter MO in force while NC was not able to load back into game in enough time to do anything to prevent the incursion. This means that BoB was able to load AND enter MO while NC could not even load fast enough to do anything. I'll leave the more programing adept to answer why.
At this point after 6 node crashes prior, I don't know who requested what.
Just my opinion, and figured this deserved to be here as just another example of EVE being a two-tier game, ie, rules for BOB and rules for everyone else.