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Tractor Drones

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Proteon
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2016-03-06 04:13:55 UTC
Tractor Drones can carry one wreck based on size.

Small Drone can drag one small wreck.
Medium Drone can drag one Medium or one small wreck.
Large Drone can drag one Large or one Medium or one Small wreck.

Thoughts?
Kyra Lee
Ixian Machines
#2 - 2016-03-06 12:18:53 UTC
Why do we need this? We have multiple types of tractor beams and the MTU.
Lugh Crow-Slave
#3 - 2016-03-06 13:15:10 UTC
Proteon wrote:

Thoughts?



Use the plethora of tools already available
Aluanna
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2016-03-06 13:41:39 UTC
Kyra Lee wrote:
Why do we need this? We have multiple types of tractor beams and the MTU.


For one thing the MTU cannot be targeted to tractor a specific wreck.
Lugh Crow-Slave
#5 - 2016-03-06 13:43:02 UTC
Aluanna wrote:
Kyra Lee wrote:
Why do we need this? We have multiple types of tractor beams and the MTU.


For one thing the MTU cannot be targeted to tractor a specific wreck.


Your right if only there was some module that could
Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#6 - 2016-03-06 14:43:43 UTC
-1

Fit a tractor beam or use an MTU.
No drones are needed for this task.
Aluanna
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2016-03-07 21:07:29 UTC
Lugh Crow-Slave wrote:
Aluanna wrote:
Kyra Lee wrote:
Why do we need this? We have multiple types of tractor beams and the MTU.


For one thing the MTU cannot be targeted to tractor a specific wreck.


Your right if only there was some module that could


There is, only it won't reach that far.. 48km if fitted to a Marauder, 96km if fitted to a noctis, and if you are in a Noctis theres 0 point in using said drones.. if not in a Noctis or a Marauder you may not even have a high slot to spare, and if you do, you will only ever reach 24km.

Tractor drones would fit for the space between 24/48km and 96km.

One could say there's no need for drones at all since turrets or missile accomplish the same task..

Hell, Eve is superfluous because there are plenty of other sources of entertainment..



Right CCP, Lugh Crow-Slave thinks we should shut down Eve...
Sapheni
Black Moon Mining
Huzzah Federation
#8 - 2016-03-07 21:42:35 UTC
How about a combine harvester drone instead?
Aluanna
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2016-03-07 21:46:30 UTC
Sapheni wrote:
How about a combine harvester drone instead?


So a drone that does everything for you? Kills the thing, Loots it, brings it to you and then salvages it?

Isn't that salvager drones when used on Minmatar ships?
Iain Cariaba
#10 - 2016-03-07 22:16:13 UTC
Aluanna wrote:
Lugh Crow-Slave wrote:
Aluanna wrote:
Kyra Lee wrote:
Why do we need this? We have multiple types of tractor beams and the MTU.


For one thing the MTU cannot be targeted to tractor a specific wreck.


Your right if only there was some module that could


There is, only it won't reach that far.. 48km if fitted to a Marauder, 96km if fitted to a noctis, and if you are in a Noctis theres 0 point in using said drones.. if not in a Noctis or a Marauder you may not even have a high slot to spare, and if you do, you will only ever reach 24km.

Tractor drones would fit for the space between 24/48km and 96km.

For those things beyond the 24km range of a t2 tractor beam, there's these wonderful things called engines, and other things called prop mods that make engines work better.

Aluanna wrote:
One could say there's no need for drones at all since turrets or missile accomplish the same task..

Hell, Eve is superfluous because there are plenty of other sources of entertainment..

Right CCP, Lugh Crow-Slave thinks we should shut down Eve...

First off, exaggeration to the point of absurdity does not make a valid argument. Secondly, just because people don't agree with your bad idea, that doesn't justify your also coming up with asinine statements like above.
Aluanna
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2016-03-08 07:27:49 UTC
Iain Cariaba wrote:

First off, exaggeration to the point of absurdity does not make a valid argument. Secondly, just because people don't agree with your bad idea, that doesn't justify your also coming up with asinine statements like above.


My Idea?! Is my name Proteon? One could argur that I am an alt of Proteon, but please don't kid yourself.. arguing with you isn't worth the effort.

Of course this is the internet.. Where nobody believes any truth other than their own bullshit. So Keep wallowing in your own I doubt I will be changing your mind any time soon.

The Idea isn't about something that could do the same task, but better, it's about choice. The Noctis does the same thing that a MTU does, only better. so the MTU was added for choice.

Thus, Tractor drones aren't meant to make the Tractor beams, MTU or Noctis obsolete, it's about giving more choice.