|I'm in my first game since nu added showing mine hit explosions to all players, and this last turn got to see a little of what's going on here.|
Basically there are now 2 messages that may be sent for mine hits:
1. One for the mine hit, which is the classic vgap message and is only sent to the owner of the ship and the owner of the minefield. It appears the coordinates in this message are correct and this is what the script displays.
2. One for the explosion, only if the minehit is fatal, sent to all players. I've seen a couple other threads on this and they all agree the location in this message is wrong, but I'm not yet sure whether it is showing the explosion at the location the ship started, or whether it's where the ship would have ended up (had it not hit a mine). People seem to have different ideas about it, and I have no evidence in my game to support one over the other.
Side Note: I would be able to get better info on this if Jomiii would quit cloaking all his ships!
Anyways Anaconda, it seems your description is more or less right, the script shows where the mine hits occurred, and the explosion location is wrong. I'm sure someone will figure out if it is showing the start or end location, and hopefully they will share what they learn with us. Eeon, how does that fit with what you saw? Could the "eros" have been a gravitronic that started inside your field and hit someone else's mines?