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[March] Structure, Drone & Fighter improvements from Team Five 0

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Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#61 - 2017-03-08 21:45:45 UTC
Jo Kiyoko wrote:
Might be unrelated but could address a balance issue regarding multiple gilas assisting a single ship, usually a T3, mount a small weapon on it, and simply fire at something and the drones will go after the target, usually nuking everything they are aimed at effortlessly, it only bothers me that it eliminates the player interaction with the game and leaves all the work to one person, the only order need to follow out there is to assist your drones to your fleet commander and he will do all the work for the rest of a fight.
This issue was addressed some time ago and is now working as intended. In the past you could assign as many drones as you wanted to a single "drone bunny", now it is limited to 50.
While Gilas and Rattles are useful for this sort of thing due to the limited number of drones with good bonuses, it isn't something that needs "fixing. There are a few work around's and counters to drone assist, EG; firewalling will see most of the drones die quickly as they are so close together.

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.

noone kun
Hisp Eto Corporation
#62 - 2017-03-11 21:30:52 UTC
Jo Kiyoko wrote:
Might be unrelated but could address a balance issue regarding multiple gilas assisting a single ship, usually a T3, mount a small weapon on it, and simply fire at something and the drones will go after the target, usually nuking everything they are aimed at effortlessly, it only bothers me that it eliminates the player interaction with the game and leaves all the work to one person, the only order need to follow out there is to assist your drones to your fleet commander and he will do all the work for the rest of a fight.

no, no, STOP IT.
crying ppl like you ruined old fighter mechanics earlier (bad carebears flying skynetting carriers killed our cool pvp gang, ccp help)
if YOU dont like drone assist - just DONT use it. instead, use a turret ship with ungrouped guns, enjoy locking and pressing f1-f8 for every single target.

patch notes wrote:

Balancing:
Fighters have their signature radius increased.

just look at that. hell no, cruiser-sized drones aren't big enough, make them battleship - sized

Donaldo Duck
Nomad Inc.
Hansa Teutonica
#63 - 2017-03-12 10:24:29 UTC
CCP Lebowski wrote:
Shortcuts for existing functionality are considerably easier to implement than a squadron grouping system and were an element of the original fighters release that we didn't have time to implement then.
Nice, another round of new shortcuts.
But a shortcut i waiting for years (of existing functionality) is still not there. Some special cargo bays have no shortcut (fleethangar & ammobay) - the missing (and declared as bug) fighterhangar is now done (11 months late). Remember: the "unified Inventory" is from may 2012 and the change from corp- to fleethangar from dez 2012.
Sadly, the last Cargo-UI features also missed these shortcuts.
Kais N'ktal
Debitum Naturae
Goonswarm Federation
#64 - 2017-03-14 12:07:55 UTC
CCP Lebowski wrote:


Fighters
  • The fitting window now estimates the best potential DPS from loaded fighter squadrons. (The dps tooltip breaks down the
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    This is absolutely awesome, though it doesn't work in simulation. Is there a way to get this working or am I missing something to get it to show?
    Traxanas Suruklemes
    MALAKOMAGNITES
    Integritas Constans
    #65 - 2017-03-14 20:49:45 UTC
    hi. i tried to rat with my carrier and i had several strokes. brilliant changes again. the first time was from sitadel... and i concluded that u must hate ratters allot.

    increasing the signature radius of them fighters is not a bad idea for some excitement and some more extra clicks.
    (not that we weren't fed enough with micromanagement after the citadel release. but hey this is eve after all...)

    but i think you came even with them hotkeys that help allot. seriously. took you long time but you did it.
    they need work though cause the conflicts are getting exiting again to an extent that, i need 3 beers to start ratting. still though gr8 stuff. hotkeys opened a hole new world of exploration. more hotkeys for drones, others for fighters. overlapping 1 hotkey 2 hotkey with the probe scanner filters etc selecting and deselecting. its gr8. gr8 gr8 gr8...

    following your resolve pattern, with former problems ill by an extra keyboard and ill have a midi keyboard and an extra piano right next to it. dont warry . im a pianist. I CAN, AND WILL PULL THIS OFF!!! practice beats talent. i have both fyi. and your sound department.... omg im not gonna even start.
    (warcraft solved the keybinding chaos with a macro option. in wich u can make your life easy. but hey. this is eve. and life is hard)

    i think though, you took it to the next level with them fighter damage intakes. they were squishy. what were you thinking??? its not enough that each fighter costs like 11 mil. they are so squishy that if they get targeted which they are allot now, they get to 50% damage before u finish saying supercalifranjalisticexprialidosius. i know its a pain to spell out but still its fast enough. although, i can tune the speed from my part with an other couple of beers. cheers :)

    do u even test bra?

    and for a t2 fighter with t2 fighter support units thats allot of damage intake for a very short ammount of time. and if i m lazy witch is never, (not that you should care) i will not respond that fast and i lose them drones. its as if you did it on purpose. Evil

    and im not happy. (not that you should care again but just saying so you know) team five o made me sad in sitadel for ratting. took the sentrys away. now they come again to give a big slap in the face.
    SadSadSadwhy ??? why ??? why ??? you're ccp. stick to the plan. gimme my space to rat lik'a gentleman. with all them neuts hovering arrownd its like you do it on purpose for me not to pay attention to local. or multybox 4 that matter...

    if i stop whining and think, i can see that if u increase the toughness of them drones you make them an awesome pvp tool. though i can see your dellema still i think you chouse the low road. if that was the case anyway...

    thats why i concluded that you hate ratters.

    this is eve afterall.

    cheers Lol

    although the real delema is if the egg made the chick or vice versa.

    forgive my irony. im just fed up. peace out.