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Drones going 'idle' for no reason.

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Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#1 - 2013-03-27 22:09:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Crosi Wesdo
Ok, so this has been happening to me for a long time now. Just wondering what the reason / rationale is.

So i have a talos tackled, my maulus does very little damage so i spend some time carefully killing his drones when he launches them.

So i have him exactly where i want him and start with the slow kill. Unfortunately, my drones have a different idea;

Drones mwd to target, volley, hit/miss, fallback then mwd to target and volley again. All perfectly normal. Target is doing about 1800m/s. All relevant skills are at 5.

At no point do i leave control range of my drones, or get any further away from their target than 20km. Every 3 volleys or so my drones, of their own accord, go from 'fighting' to 'idle', dropping their mwd thus angular velocity and leaving themselves vulnerable to the high tracking of the talos.

After losing 3 drones this way i had no way near enough dps to break his passive shield :(

This has been happening to my drones for as long as i remember. This fight lasted over 3000km though, which was enough time for me to get annoyed enough to come and get trolled on the forums about it.
Bad Messenger
Rehabilitation Clinic
#2 - 2013-03-27 22:41:30 UTC
It is well know behavior of drones, you have to command those to attack again before 3rd time appears.

Deacon Abox
Black Eagle5
#3 - 2013-03-27 23:07:43 UTC
I have noticed this too. It is damn irritating to have to keep telling them to attack target. And it is a new "feature" even with drones on aggressive. What?

However, do devs even read this subforum? I think you might get a better response by cutting and pasting the relevant complaint and dropping it into a post on the faction cruiser thread in features and ideas subforum. Fozzie is reading that. And he may just place a call to some other dev who deals with bugs.

Otherwise bug report it. It will probably get some canned response initially. But there has been some rumor that CCP itself has floated that they are going to look at drone AI and interface (can't remember which thread, post, or dev said it).

CCP, there are off buttons for ship explosions, missile effects, turret effects, etc. "Immersion" does not seem to be harmed by those. So, [u]please[/u] give us a persisting off button for the jump gate and autoscan visuals.

X Gallentius
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Spaceship Bebop
#4 - 2013-03-27 23:11:53 UTC  |  Edited by: X Gallentius
It's ok guys. Drone commands aren't orders, they are merely suggestions (that your drone often ignores).
Deacon Abox
Black Eagle5
#5 - 2013-03-27 23:31:41 UTC
Drones are piloted by cats, so it is to be expected I suppose.

CCP, there are off buttons for ship explosions, missile effects, turret effects, etc. "Immersion" does not seem to be harmed by those. So, [u]please[/u] give us a persisting off button for the jump gate and autoscan visuals.

Bad Messenger
Rehabilitation Clinic
#6 - 2013-03-28 00:32:31 UTC
Deacon Abox wrote:
I have noticed this too. It is damn irritating to have to keep telling them to attack target. And it is a new "feature" even with drones on aggressive. What?

However, do devs even read this subforum? I think you might get a better response by cutting and pasting the relevant complaint and dropping it into a post on the faction cruiser thread in features and ideas subforum. Fozzie is reading that. And he may just place a call to some other dev who deals with bugs.

Otherwise bug report it. It will probably get some canned response initially. But there has been some rumor that CCP itself has floated that they are going to look at drone AI and interface (can't remember which thread, post, or dev said it).


it is not new feature it has been there several years
Teh Nurffe
Trillium Invariant
Honorable Third Party
#7 - 2013-03-28 00:40:43 UTC
Bad Messenger wrote:
Deacon Abox wrote:
I have noticed this too. It is damn irritating to have to keep telling them to attack target. And it is a new "feature" even with drones on aggressive. What?

However, do devs even read this subforum? I think you might get a better response by cutting and pasting the relevant complaint and dropping it into a post on the faction cruiser thread in features and ideas subforum. Fozzie is reading that. And he may just place a call to some other dev who deals with bugs.

Otherwise bug report it. It will probably get some canned response initially. But there has been some rumor that CCP itself has floated that they are going to look at drone AI and interface (can't remember which thread, post, or dev said it).


it is not new feature it has been there several years


I can confirm this. It has been working like that a long time already. In pervs this was teached to every member

Funny to see that gallente finally understands something about how game works. GJ but remember ... you still have a lot to learn about Eve
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#8 - 2013-03-28 00:52:30 UTC
Teh Nurffe wrote:
Bad Messenger wrote:
Deacon Abox wrote:
I have noticed this too. It is damn irritating to have to keep telling them to attack target. And it is a new "feature" even with drones on aggressive. What?

However, do devs even read this subforum? I think you might get a better response by cutting and pasting the relevant complaint and dropping it into a post on the faction cruiser thread in features and ideas subforum. Fozzie is reading that. And he may just place a call to some other dev who deals with bugs.

Otherwise bug report it. It will probably get some canned response initially. But there has been some rumor that CCP itself has floated that they are going to look at drone AI and interface (can't remember which thread, post, or dev said it).


it is not new feature it has been there several years


I can confirm this. It has been working like that a long time already. In pervs this was teached to every member

Funny to see that gallente finally understands something about how game works. GJ but remember ... you still have a lot to learn about Eve


Replying to your own alt... thats pretty classy.
Seraph Castillon
Jerkasaurus Wrecks Inc.
Sedition.
#9 - 2013-03-28 00:52:30 UTC
Set drone attack to a hotkey
Spam hotkey
Problem solved
Teh Nurffe
Trillium Invariant
Honorable Third Party
#10 - 2013-03-28 00:57:24 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:


Replying to your own alt... thats pretty classy.


U mad because someone realized this years before you? Big smile
Bad Messenger
Rehabilitation Clinic
#11 - 2013-03-28 00:59:02 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Replying to your own alt... thats pretty classy.


Sorry but I post only with my main.
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#12 - 2013-03-28 00:59:02 UTC
Teh Nurffe wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:


Replying to your own alt... thats pretty classy.


U mad because someone realized this years before you? Big smile


Crosi Wesdo wrote:

This has been happening to my drones for as long as i remember.


You trollin' because your life is sad and meaningless?
Teh Nurffe
Trillium Invariant
Honorable Third Party
#13 - 2013-03-28 01:06:10 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:

This has been happening to my drones for as long as i remember.


You trollin' because your life is sad and meaningless?


Well pervs actually closed at about the same time you were born in eve so I guess you didn't notice this at the first days crawling in big and massive universe but whatever
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#14 - 2013-03-28 01:09:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Crosi Wesdo
Teh Nurffe wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:

This has been happening to my drones for as long as i remember.


You trollin' because your life is sad and meaningless?


Well pervs actually closed at about the same time you were born in eve so I guess you didn't notice this at the first days crawling in big and massive universe but whatever


Wow, soooooo, you knew something about eve before this player was born lol. Congratulations. No really.

Also, my original main that is now somewhat an alt was born early 2008. HAHAHAHA I knew something about my toons that you didnt, EAT THAT!!!! IN YOUR FACE!!!!!!
Teh Nurffe
Trillium Invariant
Honorable Third Party
#15 - 2013-03-28 01:16:45 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Teh Nurffe wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Crosi Wesdo wrote:

This has been happening to my drones for as long as i remember.


You trollin' because your life is sad and meaningless?


Well pervs actually closed at about the same time you were born in eve so I guess you didn't notice this at the first days crawling in big and massive universe but whatever


Wow, soooooo, you knew something about eve before this player was born lol. Congratulations. No really.

Also, my original main that is now somewhat an alt was born early 2008. HAHAHAHA I knew something about my toons that you didnt, EAT THAT!!!! IN YOUR FACE!!!!!!


Can I has your full api so I can confirm your story? Otherwise your words are meaningless
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#16 - 2013-03-28 01:21:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Crosi Wesdo
Teh Nurffe wrote:


Can I has your full api so I can confirm your story? Otherwise your words are meaningless


You mean my alts api? Come on BM, keep up.

Ask damar, he will go absolutely and unbelievably ape if you dare to broach the topic of my alt. He looks something like http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnrizzwF0z1qzmbkb.gif when he sees my alt enter local.
Deacon Abox
Black Eagle5
#17 - 2013-03-28 02:24:27 UTC
Roll all this bullshit about I knew this before you.

Look I'm just a noob and I only noticed this recently. Or maybe it's been getting worse recently. Of course I could just be bad and it's been happening all along. Does that make you feel better?Straight

CCP, there are off buttons for ship explosions, missile effects, turret effects, etc. "Immersion" does not seem to be harmed by those. So, [u]please[/u] give us a persisting off button for the jump gate and autoscan visuals.

Ginger Barbarella
#18 - 2013-03-28 18:22:14 UTC
X Gallentius wrote:
It's ok guys. Drone commands aren't orders, they are merely suggestions (that your drone often ignores).


I've gotten into the habit of spamming everything since the last couple updates: spam "F", spam Jump, spam Approach... Seems hitting keys just once doesn't do it anymore.

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

seth Hendar
I love you miners
#19 - 2013-04-03 10:24:02 UTC  |  Edited by: seth Hendar
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
X Gallentius wrote:
It's ok guys. Drone commands aren't orders, they are merely suggestions (that your drone often ignores).


I've gotten into the habit of spamming everything since the last couple updates: spam "F", spam Jump, spam Approach... Seems hitting keys just once doesn't do it anymore.

yup, that's it, anything in eve need to be spammed to work since like this winter, ANYTHING

it's like server doesn't record half the command you send......

and it got worse with dust bunnies joining TQ, i think the servers are full loaded and need more power, they can't keep it up anymore, hence the various issues raising in pic time
ALUCARD 1208
Digital Ghosts
#20 - 2013-04-03 14:05:24 UTC
So Bm you and damar were the cancer that killed pervs the corp you hold so dear

name removed > well the real reason pervs disbanded
name removed > is cause kuolematon looked at the membership
name removed > and saw that there were 2 groups
name removed > there was good pvpers
name removed > and there was the people who liked damar and bm
name removed > and pretty much no overlap
name removed > and they hated each other



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