I'm still dead. I'm also leaving on a 8,000 mile trip tonight and won't be back until almost my respawn so before I go here's the story for the Assistant Simmasters to review:
I was on my way to the Bright Jewal system from Lorell, with six T-wings in formation, when I lost the ETA function on my ship. I had heard that there were some problems with hyperspace being addressed so I didn't sweat it and a couple days later I came out of hyperspace right on time.
But not in formation, and not in control. When I arrived in the Bright Jewal system I had lost my 5 wingmen and could not set a course in the cockpit. I decided to use standard repair procedure #1 to address the problem- that is, I decided to log out and see if it worked tomorrow.
That usually works. This time, however, when I attempted to log in I got an error message. Assuming the Combine was down again (hey, it happens) I employed standard repair procedure #1. Two days later, still unable to get logged on I was IRCing and asked if anyone else was having problems getting logged on. It was just me. Someone gave me a link the SWC rules page and that allowed me to log onto the Combine to discover I was dead.
Apparently Tyr fell into a star while I was offline and since I had my settings set to bring up the cockpit first thing during log on I got caught in a situation where I couldn't log on because the cockpit I was trying to load no longer existed.
I reported this to the Assistant Simmaster's email, as I have never been able to get the bug report system to work for me (separate problem) and I received assurances from Ranma Saotoma that my death was the result of a Combine bug and my character would be restored.
This was some time ago, and I have heard little since.
For convienance allow me to detail the condition of my character, Tyr Vek, at the time of her demise should the Administration wish to resurrect her:
3rd level with 3,361 Accumulated XP
Last known position: In hyperspace enroute to the Bright Jewal system from Lorell.
1 Share of Astralwerks Engineering
1 Share of Haor Chall Engineering
1 Share of Biotech
1 Share of Drax Industries
1 Share of Myorzo Weapon Systems
1 Share of Haven
1 Share of Riviera Medical
1 Share of Universal Network Bank
2 Shares of Cerberus Corporation
Six H-KDI T-Wings
And no less than 6,070,000 credits in cash.
I understand that retrieving all these may prove quite challenging and only a partial restore may be possible.
But at the very least may I request, in the interests of fairness, that should resurrection not be possible or practical, that the 6,070,000 credits lost be recovered and transferred to my faction, the Falleen Federation?