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drone agro change?

Annunaki soldier
November 17th
The Initiative.
#1 - 2015-04-27 07:37:27 UTC
Did ccp messed up once more?

Today i tryed a maze and got stuck inside cause i was getting agro switch . Dont get me wrong it happens i know but the rate was like get drones out and 5 to 10 sec they had the agro. Now i have done more than 100 mazes so far so thats not normal in any way and never happend that much.

Did any1 noticed any difference or was just this maze?

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Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#2 - 2015-04-30 19:05:01 UTC
Nope i have it too in anoms. Sentries are eaten alive if i dont pull them in.
Drone aggro switch is going at a fast rate Cry
Annunaki soldier
November 17th
The Initiative.
#3 - 2015-04-30 19:35:00 UTC
well i have done another 5 mazes so far (thats the only i will go to make) and i have the same. I am not talking into getting agro . I am talking that when i get the drones out i have about 10sec before the whole pocket target's em.

Every time .

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Thorondir 42
#4 - 2015-04-30 19:47:37 UTC
Yes, noted it in a Team Burner Jaguar mission. It never switched over to my drones, today in two missions always a few seconds after my drones where released.
Omnathious Deninard
Ministry of Silly Walks.
#5 - 2015-04-30 22:41:59 UTC
Unless it is a bug, it sounds like agro switching is finally working as intended.

If you don't follow the rules, neither will I.

Miali Askulf
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2015-05-01 01:21:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Miali Askulf
Haven't noticed any change recently but rats have tended to swap between the two extremes for a while now - sometimes rats are absolutely determined to shoot at drones no matter what and sometimes they completely ignore anything. Identical fit/drones/DED site - don't know what causes the difference.

Given how much of an advantage drones have in basically every other area rats probably should shoot them vs droneboats, but the current behavior is really odd.
Scared Noobs Inc
#7 - 2015-05-03 00:02:25 UTC  |  Edited by: IrnBru32

I was ratting today, had 12M ticks for about 1 hour then dropped to ~5M ticks as my drones wouldn't stay alive long enough to kill a single rat before I needed to pull them in.

Pretty frustrating.

Edit 3/5/15: Only ran 1 anom so far but seems to be fixed after DT today
Anthar Thebess
#8 - 2015-05-06 08:14:01 UTC
Try hitting caldari faction ships.
Only Rattlesnake drones are capable of surviving combined volley from the rats.