Here's a discussion topic that might be interesting only to me. In the post this week about using Bhaalgorns to allow small gangs to successfully attack capital ships, I was pointed at this video:
And this video does indeed show the benefit of using Bhaalgorns to allow 14 sub-caps to successfully attack and destroy three capital ships.
But -- and here's the part that may be interesting only to me -- the kill-board record of this fight shows it to be a flawless victory. The video, by contrast, shows that at least three of the Narwhals ships were destroyed: a Scorpion and two Guardians.(1) A Narwhals Absolution appears to warp off in structure.
The three losses are not shown on the kill-board presumably because the capital ships never fired on them. As far as it can be determined from the video, the losses were entirely inflicted by Sleepers. The attacked capital ships, instead of going after the Narwhals fleet, appears to both try to rep their allies and trigger additional waves of Sleepers to disrupt and harrass the Narwhals ships. And this, they do successfully. It might even count as a savvy tactic. But of course, they get no kill-board credit for that.
And the pilots that lost ships don't post their own losses, presumably because there are only Sleeper ships on the KMs.
So, question, particularly for you wormhole-dwellers: is this typical? I'm definitely not criticizing. I'm just honestly curious. It's not that big of an aspect of 0.0 PvP: sure, you gank people in anomalies they're running from time to time, but you almost never lose a ship doing it, at least not to the rats. So I get the impression this is a bigger consideration in W-space.
I can answer for Rote Kapelle: it was made clear to me from the get-go that if there's a human on your loss-mail, you post the loss. But if there's only NPCs on the loss-mail (with Rote, this is mostly CONCORD...), then you don't.
How about for the rest of you? Do you post your own losses if there are only NPCs involved?
(1) It's tempting to use the video as a "what not to do" tutorial on flying Logistics, by the way. The logi pilot in the vid makes a lot of mistakes.