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Drones not attacking

Patch Gatsby
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2012-12-13 04:46:33 UTC
Hi all. Since yesterday, I can't get my drones to attack targets. They are set to aggressive, but they won't attack either on their on or when I click the button. Anyone else having this issue?
Van Sasen-Hino
Empire Trading Corporation
#2 - 2012-12-15 05:29:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Van Sasen-Hino
was waiting for the avalanche of replies along the lines of me too. Well anyway my drones are not working correctly either.
Jacob Rider
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-12-15 23:56:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Jacob Rider
Some of the ships I've flown in the last two days:


Yes, I'm a drone junkie. Doing L2s to get my negative standings back to positive and haven't had any problems whatsoever with drones. Even when I was jammed, my drones kept attacking like they were supposed to.
Zyella Stormborn
Green Seekers
#4 - 2012-12-16 17:51:31 UTC
I have noticed the same. I can get them to attack, but have to target, then right click the drone UI a few times to get the 'attack target' option. They also are not switching targets after the current dies, nor are they attacking any hostiles without me specifically giving the command, even on aggressive setting.


The ships I have tested it in so far.


There is a special Hell for people like that, Right next to child molestors, and people that talk in the theater. ~Firefly

Maelle LuzArdiden
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2012-12-16 18:03:38 UTC
They've never attacked the optimal targets, so while the system might be broken now, it's anyway always best to give them direct commands.

Also, use the keyboard shortcuts. You can customize them via your ESC menu. The dropdown menu interface is simply horrible, but the hotkeys at least work nicely when commanding a whole group that is already launched in space.
Inkarr Hashur
Skyline Federation
#6 - 2012-12-16 18:16:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Inkarr Hashur
Why in the world does the drone control window have to RELOAD itself after launching drones? Has that aspect of the UI not been changed since the first iteration? Its like something out of 2005.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-12-16 19:12:13 UTC
Is your safety off?