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Damsel In Distress

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Tosuro
State War Academy
Caldari State
#1 - 2016-03-08 03:10:23 UTC
Something is wrong with this mission. The Mercenaries target drones every 2 seconds, it's almost impossible to do it. I've lost like 3 drones in the 30 days I've played so far. And I've lost about 15 drones just doing this mission (or maybe more, didn't really even count).
Either remove that mission from Gallente Security agents or fix the aggro please kkthx
Mephiztopheleze
Laphroaig Inc.
#2 - 2016-03-08 04:16:11 UTC
Have You Tried:

1: Recalling your drones faster?
2: Using a remote shield repper and repping your drones?
3: Flying something that isn't a Drone Boat?
4: Fitting a target painter to your Drone Boat?

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Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#3 - 2016-03-08 04:22:37 UTC
Generic mercenaries and Angel Cartel are especially fond of shooting drones. I fly Damsel In Distress using a sentry Domi, so the NPCs can shoot my drones allmthey want, since their weapons don't have the range to threaten my sentries. In other missions I will target paint the NPCs and repair the drones: this keeps most aggro on my drone boat. I also enjoy using MJD to get range quickly.

Although terse, Mephiztopheleze's advice is spot on. You just have to adjust your fitout to suit the mission.
erg cz
Black Eagle5
Villore Accords
#4 - 2016-03-08 09:24:04 UTC  |  Edited by: erg cz
[Dominix, 145 km range tank 4 Lazers]
Federation Navy Drone Damage Amplifier
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Corpum C-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Large Micro Jump Drive
Sensor Booster II, Targeting Range Script
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Optimal Range Script
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Optimal Range Script
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script

Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II

Large Drone Control Range Augmentor II
Large Drone Scope Chip II
Large Drone Control Range Augmentor II

Warden II x5
what ever medum / small drones

With LT-80X implant this fit has 145 -150 km targeting range and drone control range.
Wardens gives you over 600 DPS with 150 km optimal. Zor may try to hit them that far, but the rest of mercs are toast. Guns will melt frigates as they will close up with 0 transverse. So your drones can work on bigger targets.
Just drop MTU, MJD away, destroy the building, kill ZOR, MJD back to your MTU, pick the damsel and ZOR's implant, warp away. Drones are safe at 140 km distance.
Estella Osoka
Perkone
Caldari State
#5 - 2016-03-08 17:03:38 UTC
Tosuro wrote:
Something is wrong with this mission. The Mercenaries target drones every 2 seconds, it's almost impossible to do it. I've lost like 3 drones in the 30 days I've played so far. And I've lost about 15 drones just doing this mission (or maybe more, didn't really even count).
Either remove that mission from Gallente Security agents or fix the aggro please kkthx


Use another ship. KKTHXBAI!
Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#6 - 2016-03-09 14:15:29 UTC
I run Damsel in a Rattlesnake with sentry drones all the time and have no problems, have not lost a drone in this mission in more than 6 months.

Here is the major fact of flying drones ships that you are missing.
Because they can go far away and still shoot stuff does not mean that they SHOULD go far away.

To be blunt in these missions keep your drones on a VERY SHORT leash so they can be recalled quickly if needed. This will mean getting up close and personal with your targets if you prefer standard drones, or using MJD or MWD to maintain range and using sentries.

Mephiztopheleze wrote:
Have You Tried:

2: Using a remote shield repper and repping your drones?

Use what you like but I always found it best to use a remote armor rep on my drones.

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#7 - 2016-03-09 15:32:49 UTC
erg cz wrote:
[Dominix, 145 km range tank 4 Lazers]
Federation Navy Drone Damage Amplifier
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Corpum C-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Large Micro Jump Drive
Sensor Booster II, Targeting Range Script
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Optimal Range Script
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Optimal Range Script
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script

Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Mega Modulated Energy Beam I, Radio L
Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II

Large Drone Control Range Augmentor II
Large Drone Scope Chip II
Large Drone Control Range Augmentor II

Warden II x5
what ever medum / small drones

With LT-80X implant this fit has 145 -150 km targeting range and drone control range.
Wardens gives you over 600 DPS with 150 km optimal. Zor may try to hit them that far, but the rest of mercs are toast. Guns will melt frigates as they will close up with 0 transverse. So your drones can work on bigger targets.
Just drop MTU, MJD away, destroy the building, kill ZOR, MJD back to your MTU, pick the damsel and ZOR's implant, warp away. Drones are safe at 140 km distance.



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Agondray
Avenger Mercenaries
VOID Intergalactic Forces
#8 - 2016-03-09 18:00:31 UTC
Tosuro wrote:
Something is wrong with this mission. The Mercenaries target drones every 2 seconds, it's almost impossible to do it. I've lost like 3 drones in the 30 days I've played so far. And I've lost about 15 drones just doing this mission (or maybe more, didn't really even count).
Either remove that mission from Gallente Security agents or fix the aggro please kkthx


I find drones pretty lacking in pve now as most of mine will die as soon deployed, i know of people that claim to afk in missions and anoms and nothing will shoot their drones

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Cathablia Sarain
Broke-Ass Agency
#9 - 2016-03-09 20:24:13 UTC
i have the same problem if i was to use the fleet typhoon with 5 sentry drones.. they get targeted instantly.. where if i was to use the normal typhoon i with 4 sentry drones.. they can be left alone forever..
I dont know if it has to do with the RoF missile bonus on the normal typhoon or that the fleet typhon is "larger" but somehow it works compared to the other ship..