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Sentry drones drifting away at 1 m/s

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Gorr Shakor
No Country for Old Nerds
Brave United
#1 - 2013-11-20 07:37:24 UTC
Hello,

is it only me or is anybody else experiencing this? After I deploy my sentries, they immediately gain a velocity of 1 m/s and are trying to escape...
Gypsio III
Questionable Ethics.
Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
#2 - 2013-11-20 08:40:14 UTC
They've always done this. Can be a pain when shooting at something for a long time. They can drift inside POS shields whereupon you lose control of them, for example.
Diesel47
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#3 - 2013-11-20 14:19:16 UTC
Why do they do this.
Frostys Virpio
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2013-11-20 15:03:03 UTC
Diesel47 wrote:
Why do they do this.


How do you think rogue drones are made?

:D
Tul Breetai
Impromptu Asset Requisition
#5 - 2013-11-20 15:04:10 UTC
Diesel47 wrote:
Why do they do this.

Because they jet forward a meter to adjust their aim after every shot. Just zoom in on one sometime and watch.

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Moonlit Raid
Doomheim
#6 - 2013-11-20 21:19:03 UTC
Tul Breetai wrote:
Diesel47 wrote:
Why do they do this.

Because they jet forward a meter to adjust their aim after every shot. Just zoom in on one sometime and watch.

They do no such thing. They act exactly like any other drone. just very very very slowly. I did have a time lapse .gif of them to proove it, but I can't remember where I saved it.

If brute force isn't working, you're just not using enough.

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Cara Forelli
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#7 - 2013-11-20 21:40:51 UTC
I remember reading somewhere that they have a very low velocity to allow them to use the same tracking formula as ships, which depends on transversal velocity. Having a velocity of 0 was breaking the programming somewhere. I can't find the link though.

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FlinchingNinja Kishunuba
Crunchy Crunchy
#8 - 2013-11-20 22:52:35 UTC
You all lie!

Eve is so real they simulate radiation pressure from the system star!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_pressure
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#9 - 2013-11-21 03:55:45 UTC
the eve server does not know the orientation of a drone or ship. This means your ship is a dot for him. The only way to tell the client where some item is pointing at is to make it move in the direction. They move to the target they are shooting which makes them point in the direction they are firing at.

thats why they are moving.

how to fix eve: 1) remove ECM 2) rename dampeners to ECM 3) add new anti-drone ewar for caldari 4) give offgrid boosters ongrid combat value

Janna Sway
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2013-11-21 04:22:55 UTC
Gypsio III wrote:
They've always done this. Can be a pain when shooting at something for a long time. They can drift inside POS shields whereupon you lose control of them, for example.


If you shoot a POS for over half a day?
Tul Breetai
Impromptu Asset Requisition
#11 - 2013-11-21 05:19:11 UTC
Moonlit Raid wrote:
Tul Breetai wrote:
Diesel47 wrote:
Why do they do this.

Because they jet forward a meter to adjust their aim after every shot. Just zoom in on one sometime and watch.

They do no such thing. They act exactly like any other drone. just very very very slowly. I did have a time lapse .gif of them to proove it, but I can't remember where I saved it.

That's why they stop, then move, then stop, then move, then stop, then move, then stop, then move. Seriously zoom in and watch, they have little spurts out the ass when they move between each shot.

There's nothing worse than an EVE player, generally considered to be top of the food chain in the MMO world, that cannot smacktalk with wit and coherency.