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Salvaging Drones?

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shaun2tal
Van Diemen's Demise
Northern Coalition.
#1 - 2012-07-17 17:01:49 UTC
Just wondering if anybody knows if these drones are still being implemented into eve at all?
YuuKnow
The Scope
#2 - 2012-07-17 17:21:15 UTC
Search the Eve Forums from May/June 2003 and you will see that this has been requested consistently for the last 9 years. Supposedly the technicals have now been acomplished to make it possible, but given the 9 year drought (NINE years!), I will only believe it when I see it first hand on TQ.

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Kyle Ward
Doomheim
#3 - 2012-07-17 19:13:58 UTC
Here's to the day when I get tackled in my exploration ship, and go to release my ECM drones, only to find a swarm a salvage drones come out instead...

The Sandbox, you're playing it wrong!

Lilliana Stelles
#4 - 2012-07-17 19:16:59 UTC
A small handfull of people have the skillbook or the skill from a leak years ago... tne drones on the other hand... who knows if they'll ever exist.

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Evei Shard
Shard Industries
#5 - 2012-07-17 19:43:27 UTC
Salvaging drones are a great idea, but would pretty much kill off the usefulness of the Noctis.

Profit favors the prepared

Skorpynekomimi
#6 - 2012-07-17 19:45:09 UTC
Or they'd make the Noctis even more awesome, if it was buffed with a drone bay and maybe some bonuses to them.

Imagine a flight of drones, and a full rack of eight tractors.

Economic PVP

Lin-Young Borovskova
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-07-17 19:46:51 UTC
shaun2tal wrote:
Just wondering if anybody knows if these drones are still being implemented into eve at all?


Those are dev's troll tools and no I don't think they will ever do it (maybe, perhaps, soon, never, some day)

brb

Contralto
Rift Tech
#8 - 2012-07-17 19:51:17 UTC
They were announced at fanfest, Soundwave talks a little about them at the end of this interview,

http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve-online/interviews/ccp-soundwave/inferno-part-two

He also talks about the upcoming modular POS.

He says they were not ready, waiting for art, but that they will definately be introduced.
Crunchie Attuxors
Always Another Corporate Venture
#9 - 2012-07-17 20:26:46 UTC
Evei Shard wrote:
Salvaging drones are a great idea, but would pretty much kill off the usefulness of the Noctis.


Not really. You can make the noctis have a salvage drone bay. :)
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Suddenly Forums ForumKings
Doomheim
#10 - 2012-07-17 20:30:07 UTC
Evei Shard wrote:
Salvaging drones are a great idea, but would pretty much kill off the usefulness of the Noctis.


The noctis killed all the marauders. Turnabout is fair play.
Ginger Barbarella
#11 - 2012-07-17 20:32:21 UTC
Yes, please. EveO needs even MORE Easy Buttons.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Shameless Avenger
Can Preachers of Kador
#12 - 2012-07-17 20:33:03 UTC
not gonna happen.

"This is the Ninja. He will scan you down; he will salvage your wrecks and there shall be no aggro"

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#13 - 2012-07-17 20:36:26 UTC
Winter expansion with a bit of luck, but don't hold your breath.
Suddenly Forums ForumKings wrote:
The noctis killed all the marauders. Turnabout is fair play.
Nah. The Noctis did nothing to properly flown Marauders, but it may have made some pilots re-evaluate why (and how) they fly one.
Traejun DiSanctis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#14 - 2012-07-17 20:48:29 UTC
Skorpynekomimi wrote:
Or they'd make the Noctis even more awesome, if it was buffed with a drone bay and maybe some bonuses to them.

Imagine a flight of drones, and a full rack of eight tractors.


The Noctopus is badass enough at what it does. It does not need any help in that.

I, for one, am torn on the issue.

Mission-runner me LOVES the idea. I don't have any alts, so the ability to salvage without going back for my Noctis is attractive.

Noctis pilot me hates the idea.
Roll Sizzle Beef
Space Mutiny
#15 - 2012-07-17 20:51:37 UTC
Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-07-17 20:54:45 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Winter expansion with a bit of luck, but don't hold your breath.
Suddenly Forums ForumKings wrote:
The noctis killed all the marauders. Turnabout is fair play.
Nah. The Noctis did nothing to properly flown Marauders, but it may have made some pilots re-evaluate why (and how) they fly one.


However the Noctis killed the formerly only use for destroyers, so CCP had to revamp those to make them useful again.
I like how that turned out.

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Traejun DiSanctis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#17 - 2012-07-17 21:01:16 UTC
Zimmy Zeta wrote:
Tippia wrote:
Winter expansion with a bit of luck, but don't hold your breath.
Suddenly Forums ForumKings wrote:
The noctis killed all the marauders. Turnabout is fair play.
Nah. The Noctis did nothing to properly flown Marauders, but it may have made some pilots re-evaluate why (and how) they fly one.


However the Noctis killed the formerly only use for destroyers, so CCP had to revamp those to make them useful again.
I like how that turned out.


Hey... suicide gank dessies remain a very viable use for destroyers.
Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#18 - 2012-07-17 21:06:33 UTC
Salvaging Drones are already in the TQ database (see the specs here)

Whether or not they will be implemented in the next 10 years is anyone's guess. They were supposed to go into Inferno... so maybe the wait won't be long. Who knows? Soon™

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Evei Shard
Shard Industries
#19 - 2012-07-17 21:31:10 UTC
Skorpynekomimi wrote:
Or they'd make the Noctis even more awesome, if it was buffed with a drone bay and maybe some bonuses to them.

Imagine a flight of drones, and a full rack of eight tractors.


Actually, that *would* be great.

Salvaging drones would be especially useful when you warp into a belt that's got yellow wrecks all over the place left by someone who was unable to find the "abandon all nearby wrecks" button.

Wonder if there's a need for ninja-salvaging.

Profit favors the prepared