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They should Gecko-fy All Drones

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Count of MonteCylon
New Destiny Kingdom
#1 - 2015-07-13 17:04:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Count of MonteCylon
One big drone instead of five little drones would be a relief to my overview and targeting and possibly provide clearer tactical choices. A "light" big drone could have 25 bandwidth, medium is 50 and large 125. The little drones could stay for ships that have less than 25 bandwidth or if you just like to fill people's overviews.

Even better IMHO would be an entirely new system for controlling your single good drone that doesn't involve clicking through a bunch more windows in a game that already suffers from requiring you to have too many windows open. This UI streamlining would not work well with 5 distinct drones to juggle but could be managed with hotkeys and icons when you only have one drone.

The strategic options of drones could also be expanded when you have one large drone if the drone had a one-off effect and after you use it, it has to return to your ship and reload. At that point EVE ships would have "cool-down" abilities they can use and which can be countered by attacking the drone before it uses its special ability, instead of straight pewpewpew.

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Ubiquitous Hurt
The WeHurt Initiative
#2 - 2015-07-13 17:10:32 UTC
Sure. It would give me only one to lock up and shoot down to completely screw my target.

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Azda Ja
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-07-13 17:39:31 UTC
How about the Algos and it's 35 bandwidth? Caracal with 10? Maulus with 20? Didn't think this through did we? Kind of like the "T2 is a barrier to entry bla bla bla" thread.

Grrr.

Zealous Miner
Doomheim
#4 - 2015-07-13 17:57:18 UTC
All drones should be equipped with Smartbombs and Festival Launchers loaded with Snowballs and Fireworks.

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Jarod Garamonde
Sons of Seyllin
Pirate Lords of War
#5 - 2015-07-13 18:22:41 UTC
Where's Doc Fury when you need him?

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d0cTeR9
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-07-13 20:24:55 UTC
Jarod Garamonde wrote:
Where's Doc Fury when you need him?


I ate him.

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Avaelica Kuershin
Paper Cats
#7 - 2015-07-13 20:52:14 UTC
Count of MonteCylon wrote:
One big drone instead of five little drones would be a relief to my overview and targeting and possibly provide clearer tactical choices.



How are 5 drones being taxing to your overview?
I personally prefer the 5 drones because, sometimes, one gets eaten even though I'm drawing aggro from the primary (NPC) target.

As to the clear tactical choices, how is that so?
At present, if I happen to be mining (a rarity these days), I can tactically fly a mix of ECM and light drones.

( I ended up selling most of my Geckos )
Jenshae Chiroptera
#8 - 2015-07-13 21:02:53 UTC
You want the "Features and Ideas" section of these forums. As for your idea ...

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EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Skinzee
Doomheim
#9 - 2015-07-14 08:59:44 UTC
Zealous Miner wrote:
All drones should be equipped with Smartbombs and Festival Launchers loaded with Snowballs and Fireworks.



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Eternus8lux8lucis
Primus Inc.
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
#10 - 2015-07-14 13:05:19 UTC
Actually the creation of dif styles of drones would be cool in some way. The Geckos uniqueness isnt lost on me. Though I think itd just add more drone classes without much benefit overall. The general idea of larger drones doing what multiple drones do to save on lag and server calls does have merit though.

As others have said its an F&I post though and youd need to flesh it out a LOT more before Id even bother there.

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Bobb Bobbington
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2015-07-14 13:59:31 UTC
I think another problem would be in like solo pvp, if you're killing off drones the dps doesn't gradually decrease, it'd be effectively killing another ship just to half the other's dps. The thing with 5 drones, is lets say you kill one, and they don't have any spares, now they're dealing only 80% damage, so you'll start to last longer, and then once you kill the 2nd 60% damage and so forth, so that the more drones you kill the easier it is to survive to see the next drone dead. But with one big drone, it'd basically have the hp of another frigate and the dps wouldn't decrease the more you shoot it, so why would you shoot it unless you're being kited to death, where you're practically dead at that point anyway?

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Syrilian
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2015-07-14 14:14:35 UTC
Why don't we just get rid of drones all together? That way we can make the game simple just for you.
Marech Bhayanaka
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2015-07-14 21:10:58 UTC
Count of MonteCylon wrote:
One big drone instead of five little drones would be a relief to my overview and targeting and possibly provide clearer tactical choices.

It is having them be a group off small things that makes fighting them distinct from fighting ships. Why do so many people want to make all weapons just like the other ones only with different names? We had someone wanting to remove the distinctive bits from missiles the other day too.

Marech.
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#14 - 2015-07-14 21:16:03 UTC
Sobaan Tali
Caldari Quick Reaction Force
#15 - 2015-07-14 23:40:56 UTC
Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
The Gud Idea Fairy strikes again!









Maybe CCP has her number on speed dial. All things considered.

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Hal Morsh
Doomheim
#16 - 2015-07-15 00:49:08 UTC
Avaelica Kuershin wrote:
sometimes, one gets eaten




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