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Another skill split

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Verity Sovereign
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2014-04-05 08:11:43 UTC
According to a recent dev blog, combat drone operation will be split into light drone and medium drone operation...

Is this yet another skill split we need to train for or else it will take even loner to train later, or will the rank 2 skill be split into 2 rank 1 skills?
Erik Sokarad
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2014-04-05 14:06:45 UTC
i am somewhat more curious as to which of these skills will get to be the requirement for the drone link. because thats the only 'required for' on that skill right now, and the real reason why you want level 5 instead of just 4.
Verity Sovereign
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2014-04-05 21:33:12 UTC
Meh, I find T2 DLAs to be.. unappealing... 4 km more range often does not matter.
Maybe in PvP domi blobs it is needed, but for carebearisk making when nothing else is going on, I use the black eagles or plain T1... so I never paid much attention to it.

Maybe now the skill will be relatively more worth it, since interfacing is getting nerfed, and base stats are getting buffed. The time:benefit for training it to 5 isn't so unfavorable relative to drone interfacing V - I got drone interfacing to 5, and moved on to other skills without getting combat drone operation to V
Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#4 - 2014-04-06 09:36:14 UTC
Verity Sovereign wrote:
According to a recent dev blog, combat drone operation will be split into light drone and medium drone operation...

Is this yet another skill split we need to train for or else it will take even loner to train later, or will the rank 2 skill be split into 2 rank 1 skills?


Light drone operation will be rank 1, medium will be rank 2. Your current scout drone skill level will determine what level on those two skills will be given to you. Check Fozzies post in the dev blog comment thread.

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Jasmin Molotov
Crowned in Terror
#5 - 2014-04-16 12:26:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Jasmin Molotov
Sable Moran wrote:
Verity Sovereign wrote:
According to a recent dev blog, combat drone operation will be split into light drone and medium drone operation...

Is this yet another skill split we need to train for or else it will take even loner to train later, or will the rank 2 skill be split into 2 rank 1 skills?


Light drone operation will be rank 1, medium will be rank 2. Your current scout drone skill level will determine what level on those two skills will be given to you. Check Fozzies post in the dev blog comment thread.

Digging up this topic to get clarification:
Am I right in assuming that if I want to get the most possible extra SP from the summer expansion, all I need to do is train Combat Drone Operation to V? The post above me refers to 'Scout Drone Operation', so I am a little confused...
Recury en Distel
en Distel Family
#6 - 2014-04-16 14:01:52 UTC
You can train either Combat Drone Operation or Scout Drone Operation. The new skill will take from whichever is trained higher.

Here is the post: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4431589#post4431589
Nalelmir Ahashion
Industrial Management and Engineering
Mouth Trumpet Cavalry
#7 - 2014-04-19 14:59:22 UTC
with even stat dstrib and +3 implants training it to 5 takes 8 days.

If (you like me) use both light and medium drones why not to train it and call it a day?

there are other skill changes to consider as well...

which I'll open a topic :P
Verity Sovereign
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2014-05-01 12:54:47 UTC
So if it is taking from either scout or combat drone operation... if I have scout to V now, training combat to V is simply a waste of sp?

They are taking 2 2x training multiplier skills and replacing with a 1x and 2x training multipliers, will there b an SP refund for those who trained both to V?
Damon Messer
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2014-05-02 12:38:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Damon Messer
Verity Sovereign wrote:
So if it is taking from either scout or combat drone operation... if I have scout to V now, training combat to V is simply a waste of sp?

They are taking 2 2x training multiplier skills and replacing with a 1x and 2x training multipliers, will there b an SP refund for those who trained both to V?


From what I understood from the devblog, they are spliting the COMBAT DRONE OPERATION skill, and the Scout Drone Operation will have no effect on that.

edit:

wow, didn't read Fozzie's reply. so most combat pilots will get the new skills at V because almost all combat pilots have scout drone operation V
Jamwara DelCalicoe Ashley
SniggWaffe
WAFFLES.
#10 - 2014-05-02 16:46:46 UTC
Verity Sovereign wrote:
Meh, I find T2 DLAs to be.. unappealing... 4 km more range often does not matter.
Maybe in PvP domi blobs it is needed, but for carebearisk making when nothing else is going on, I use the black eagles or plain T1... so I never paid much attention to it.

Maybe now the skill will be relatively more worth it, since interfacing is getting nerfed, and base stats are getting buffed. The time:benefit for training it to 5 isn't so unfavorable relative to drone interfacing V - I got drone interfacing to 5, and moved on to other skills without getting combat drone operation to V


If you train ECM Drone Control you get an add'l 3km drone control range per level... +15km drone range will always help regardless of ECM or not