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Drone ships completely useless especially for new players.

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Vihura
Perkone
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-12-17 10:31:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Vihura
You made drone ships completely useless for new players who thinks there are nice, here is experience of relativity new player try do lvl 3 mission in mirmidon..... disaster....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtHh2fdWsI
Pretty GuyYeah
#2 - 2012-12-17 10:38:46 UTC
Yep.. Tell me about it...

Post with your main.

A legend walks among us, a genius so significant he so dares to degrade himself as camouflage when you dispute.

Optimo Sebiestor
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2012-12-17 10:41:27 UTC
Lets just call it a learning expirience ;)
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#4 - 2012-12-17 10:47:18 UTC
Equip a target painter. Use it. Never worry about losing drones again.
Buhhdust Princess
Mind Games.
Suddenly Spaceships.
#5 - 2012-12-17 10:47:41 UTC
I just hate it when my Drones dont tank by themselves.. argh
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2012-12-17 11:59:59 UTC
lol @ lvl3 in battlecruiser
Maelle LuzArdiden
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-12-17 12:03:44 UTC
Maybe the new player should be flying a Tristan, Algos or Dragoon in lowsec and have fun instead?

Just an idea.
Funky Lazers
Funk Freakers
#8 - 2012-12-17 12:22:44 UTC
Maelle LuzArdiden wrote:
Maybe the new player should be flying a Tristan, Algos or Dragoon in lowsec and have fun instead?

Just an idea.


You know, not every newb is that stupid to go there.

Whatever.

Aracimia Wolfe
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#9 - 2012-12-17 12:56:27 UTC
Nothing Stupid about going to Lowsec. We're all loving caring people who like to hand out free hugs via the medium of Drones, Guns and Missiles.

Our hospitality is second to none

Kill it with Fire!

Morrigan LeSante
Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-12-17 13:02:22 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
lol @ lvl3 in battlecruiser



And a new player should do them in.....what, exactly? Straight
Ezri Dax
The Organization of Fire and Steel
#11 - 2012-12-17 13:08:06 UTC
problem is they need to be skilled high to be very good , a guy using tech 2 sentries will devastate missions but it needs time ,
its really is a time invested thing , i agree for the avereage new player to get up the ladder as it where he would be most likely better going missles early and going drones later .

by the time the new player gets sitting in a rattlesnake he should be rocking , but i dont know the estimated tiime line for that maybe 9 months ? .

drones are great but unlike gunnery and missles you need to invest heavily in skill points to get it right
Sentamon
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2012-12-17 13:12:02 UTC
Vihura wrote:
You made drone ships completely useless for new players who thinks there are nice, here is experience of relativity new player try do lvl 3 mission in mirmidon..... disaster....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtHh2fdWsI


really dude?

terrible pilot

... sorry no nice way to put it

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Alara IonStorm
#13 - 2012-12-17 13:16:40 UTC
I suggested a change in Drone Skills for new players to go with the new 4-5 Drone Frigates and Destroyers a while back.

Drones I gives you all V Drones launched while the skill gives you 20% Dmg. Drone Interfacing gives you 10% Damage per Lvl. Drone Base Stats are adjusted to meet the new percentage.

Same amount of time to max out Drones but more useful at an earlier level.
Agreh Tensenn
Tensenn Industries
#14 - 2012-12-17 13:22:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Agreh Tensenn
Sentamon wrote:
Vihura wrote:
You made drone ships completely useless for new players who thinks there are nice, here is experience of relativity new player try do lvl 3 mission in mirmidon..... disaster....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtHh2fdWsI


really dude?

terrible pilot

... sorry no nice way to put it


Well he is in no way terrible for being a new player. Get off your throne. With a gunboat that mission would've been cake with that piloting. As I wrote in https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=2322797#post2322797 , there is so much wrong with how this change was implemented. Noone in their right mind would start to play this game after watching that youtube-clip, and that is a problem.

*edit* And for the target painter/web/ewarwhatever "trick": It just further shows how bad the AI is implemented, and how gimmicky behaves, totaly unintuitive and wierd. While not a problem for "us" who actually reads up on forums etc, it is devastating for new players. And as a change to missions, it applies very heavily to beginners.
Maelle LuzArdiden
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2012-12-17 13:31:10 UTC
Funky Lazers wrote:
Maelle LuzArdiden wrote:
Maybe the new player should be flying a Tristan, Algos or Dragoon in lowsec and have fun instead?

Just an idea.


You know, not every newb is that stupid to go there.


You know, not every newb is stupid enough to waste their sub money on missions.
RomeStar
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-12-17 13:31:25 UTC
Sentamon wrote:
Vihura wrote:
You made drone ships completely useless for new players who thinks there are nice, here is experience of relativity new player try do lvl 3 mission in mirmidon..... disaster....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtHh2fdWsI


really dude?

terrible pilot

... sorry no nice way to put it




Sentamon is a core example of why new players dont last.

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Snow Axe
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#17 - 2012-12-17 13:56:47 UTC
Without his fit or his skills, it's a worthless exercise to glean anything from it. I mean, maybe if he had a video pre-Retribution and post-Retribution it might have some weight, but as it stands, it's just someone not being able to tank a mission. Not exactly cause to start screaming for changes.

"Look any reason why you need to talk like that? I have now reported you. I dont need to listen to your bad tone. If you cant have a grown up conversation then leave the thread["

Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#18 - 2012-12-17 14:08:52 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
lol @ lvl3 in battlecruiser


I used to solo L4s in a Myrmidon. After doing that for a few months "downsizing" to a Gila was like Xmas.

Since this patch? Myrmidon, Gila and even Rattlesnake now collecting dust.

Optimo Sebiestor wrote:
Lets just call it a learning expirience ;)


Yeah, we've learned to give up on all drone boats.


http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Fractal Muse
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-12-17 14:08:56 UTC
Maelle LuzArdiden wrote:
Funky Lazers wrote:
Maelle LuzArdiden wrote:
Maybe the new player should be flying a Tristan, Algos or Dragoon in lowsec and have fun instead?

Just an idea.


You know, not every newb is that stupid to go there.


You know, not every newb is stupid enough to waste their sub money on missions.

Unfortunately, the tutorials lead new players into the mission system. That is their greatest failing in my opinion.
CCP Eterne
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2012-12-17 14:15:21 UTC
This thread is little more than a rant and is additionally being trolled. So therefore it gets the lock.

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