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Just wondering: Can dscan be automated?

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TackyTachy1
Doomheim
#1 - 2015-06-12 04:16:02 UTC
Sometimes when I'm somewhere I shouldn't be doing something I shouldn't be doing and I really need to know when the bad guys (They'll all bad!) start getting too close and it's time to get real inconspicuous it would be nice if I didn't have to remember to hit the scan button thereby avoiding yet another nasty surprise that invariably ends as yet another frozen corpse in space.

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Praxis Ginimic
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2015-06-12 05:34:22 UTC
The best way to automate d-scan is to live in a wormhole for a few months. After that you will subconsciously d-scan every 5-10 sec in your sleep.
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#3 - 2015-06-12 08:25:37 UTC
No it cannot, nor should it.
Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#4 - 2015-06-12 09:20:39 UTC
short answer is no

long answer gets your account closed
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#5 - 2015-06-12 10:45:50 UTC
It's a good habit/practice to reach over and click it when you're not alone in a less secure local Blink

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Jack Hayson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2015-06-12 11:13:11 UTC
Praxis Ginimic wrote:
The best way to automate d-scan is to live in a wormhole for a few months. After that you will subconsciously d-scan every 5-10 sec in your sleep.

This.
After a while it's like breathing - you don't even notice anymore that you are doing it constantly.
ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2015-06-12 11:29:26 UTC
just as a general rule CCP frowns on any and all kinds of automation. They don't allow any kinds of addons or anything that does anything outside of normal keyboard keys and left and right mouse clicks. I'm not even sure about programmable mice and keyboards that simply duplicate what you can do with shortcut key mapping in game that is considered a grey area that CCP refuses to clarify.

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Gregor Parud
Imperial Academy
#8 - 2015-06-12 11:34:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Gregor Parud
ergherhdfgh wrote:
just as a general rule CCP frowns on any and all kinds of automation. They don't allow any kinds of addons or anything that does anything outside of normal keyboard keys and left and right mouse clicks. I'm not even sure about programmable mice and keyboards that simply duplicate what you can do with shortcut key mapping in game that is considered a grey area that CCP refuses to clarify.


Automatic repeated keyboard or mouse clicks are not allowed, they explicitly stated so when.... probably better to not mention :P
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#9 - 2015-06-12 11:40:37 UTC
Gregor Parud wrote:
ergherhdfgh wrote:
just as a general rule CCP frowns on any and all kinds of automation. They don't allow any kinds of addons or anything that does anything outside of normal keyboard keys and left and right mouse clicks. I'm not even sure about programmable mice and keyboards that simply duplicate what you can do with shortcut key mapping in game that is considered a grey area that CCP refuses to clarify.


Automatic repeated keyboard or mouse clicks are not allowed, they explicitly stated so when.... probably better to not mention :P

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Amanda Chan
Bridge not Jump
#10 - 2015-06-12 12:19:47 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:


Yup, macros will bring the banhammer.


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Memphis Baas
#11 - 2015-06-12 12:57:27 UTC
They COULD make the server automatically feed you the d-scan information, like the Overview does (you don't need to refresh the overview), but in order to not kill the server and your internet bandwidth, they'd probably have to make it update only every 30 seconds or so. Which means the bad guys can find you and land on top of you in between d-scan refreshing its info.

Let's face it, you spam-click it way more often than "every 10 seconds." You'd never be satisfied with 30 second delays (and neither would we, which is why you see these categorical NO's and people getting rather angry).
Paranoid Loyd
#12 - 2015-06-12 13:29:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Hmmmm, what if I?
Lol

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Praxis Ginimic
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2015-06-12 19:23:12 UTC
Paranoid Loyd wrote:


LOL... and thats why there's no hot key. God I would love a dscan hot key
Netan MalDoran
The Grey Eagles
#14 - 2015-06-12 21:43:26 UTC
It's a part of PvP survival.

Deal with it.

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TackyTachy1
Doomheim
#15 - 2015-06-13 04:30:53 UTC
Well, I guess that answers that, but it would be nice to set my G19 with a hot key, but that's super frowned upon as well. Thanks for the answers and fly safe unless your shooting at me then it's hoped something really important and high voltage breaks and goes boom.

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