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Gecko ? Super drones?

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Solecist Project
#101 - 2014-05-06 10:48:55 UTC
Can I put this on a Tristan?
Is it worth it? :/

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Dave Stark
#102 - 2014-05-06 10:53:18 UTC
Solecist Project wrote:
Can I put this on a Tristan?
Is it worth it? :/

no.
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#103 - 2014-05-06 11:00:02 UTC
They make a good fit for battleships with 75 drone bay and 50 bandwidth. One Gecko for giggles and one flight of light drones for work. Then again, a pair of sentry drones would probably work better, at least in PvE.
Blood Viper Johnson
Gallente Federation
#104 - 2014-05-06 11:09:23 UTC
more then 2.2k dps with 7 gecko on my thanatos)))sweet for killing others ships
Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#105 - 2014-05-06 11:19:30 UTC
ORCA

new hull tank rigs for super tank ... plus a Gecko in the drone bay


nuf said
Owen Levanth
Sagittarius Unlimited Exploration
#106 - 2014-05-06 11:33:59 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
They make a good fit for battleships with 75 drone bay and 50 bandwidth. One Gecko for giggles and one flight of light drones for work. Then again, a pair of sentry drones would probably work better, at least in PvE.


For me, it's the other way around, since I've never gotten the hang of using sentry drones. I tend to move too much and have to fly back to them every time I want to send them back into the drone bay. Sometimes I even completely forget those things can't move, so I just sit there and wait for them to come back. And then the rats blast them apart while I'm a hundred km away. It's a disgrace.

Heavy drones + navigation computer for faster movement works a lot better for me. Plus my drone ships carry a few medium armor drones, just in case the drones get a bit scratched inbetween pockets.

Put two of them on a Stratios and you never have to think about what drone is best against what rat ever again. Ideal for exploration using wormholes: Regardless of what region you find yourself in, your rats are always the optimal ones. This leaves a lot of space for utility drones, like ECM and armor rep drones.
Luscius Uta
#107 - 2014-05-06 11:54:32 UTC
I'd totally love to see a ship with 150 m^3 drone bandwidth to put those drones to the best use...doesn't even need to be a new ship as we know that Nestor needs more love Blink

Workarounds are not bugfixes.

Debora Tsung
Perkone
Caldari State
#108 - 2014-05-06 11:56:39 UTC
stoicfaux wrote:
It has the Firefly (fighter) as a variation. The stats appear to be a mix of fighter and heavy drone (more heavy drone than fighter though.)

The stats on it are obnoxious (32 damage of all 4 damage types (that's 4x32) plus a 2.05 damage modifier. Max velocity of 1,820 m/s, 1,010 shield HP, 0.53 tracking... edit: Volume of 50m^3.


Either it's a work in progress/place holder, or CCP has lost their minds. Hopefully it's the latter.


I too would hope that CCP has lost their minds.

Whose minds they lost... Who knows?

Stupidity should be a bannable offense.

Fighting back is more fun than not.

Sticky: AFK Cloaking Thread It's not pretty, but it's there.

Alek Ituin
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#109 - 2014-05-06 13:27:40 UTC
I think a big question we should be asking here is:

Can we get BP's for them in the future?

I either missed this or nobody has asked so far, but having Gecko BP's available would be amazing.

Dramaticus
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#110 - 2014-05-06 13:44:58 UTC
I saved a bundle on my spaceship insurance by switching to Geckos.

The 'do-nothing' member of the GoonSwarm Economic Warfare Cabal

The edge is REALLY hard to see at times but it DOES exist and in this case we were looking at a situation where a new feature created for all of our customers was being virtually curbstomped by five of them

marVLs
#111 - 2014-05-06 13:50:50 UTC
I believe they said that in future they will be normal BPC for them.

Im w8ng for mini carriers now :]
Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#112 - 2014-05-06 13:52:22 UTC
sold them all yesterday and felt like I left someone holding a 1.5 B bucket of ****

they continued dropping by the minute and now CCP Falcon says we'll get more

gg
Big Lynx
#113 - 2014-05-06 13:58:18 UTC
1100dps VNI ftw Cool
Medalyn Isis
Doomheim
#114 - 2014-05-06 14:07:51 UTC
These are very good drones. They are probably selling for a lot less than they are worth even on a pure performance basis.
Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#115 - 2014-05-06 14:09:12 UTC
Official announcement regarding them.

http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/eve-online-news/happy-anniversary-eve-is-11-today/

Not saying how we will get the new ones aside from "community event", nor in what form, but apparently 8 more.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Medalyn Isis
Doomheim
#116 - 2014-05-06 14:09:27 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
sold them all yesterday and felt like I left someone holding a 1.5 B bucket of ****

they continued dropping by the minute and now CCP Falcon says we'll get more

gg

How did you get them yesterday?
Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#117 - 2014-05-06 14:13:47 UTC
Medalyn Isis wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
sold them all yesterday and felt like I left someone holding a 1.5 B bucket of ****

they continued dropping by the minute and now CCP Falcon says we'll get more

gg

How did you get them yesterday?


Because EVE is in different time zones.

I got mine yesterday as well. They were released on 0001 EVE time, it's about 14 hours past that at this point.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#118 - 2014-05-06 14:15:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Rain6637
the redeeming system?

sorry, it was "today"... 12 hours ago.

"yesterday" for me/ in the US

http://i.imgur.com/5z6cJ5W.jpg

dropped by the minute, sold straight to buy orders.
Medalyn Isis
Doomheim
#119 - 2014-05-06 14:18:13 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
the redeeming system?

sorry, it was "today"... 12 hours ago.

"yesterday" for me/ in the US

http://i.imgur.com/5z6cJ5W.jpg

dropped by the minute, sold straight to buy orders.

Ah yes, makes sense.
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#120 - 2014-05-06 17:31:08 UTC
What da F is this S

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