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Drones Automaticaly Return to Drone Bay on Disconnect!

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Joelleaveek
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2011-11-10 12:46:46 UTC
Title says it all. it seems that now when you disconnect weather intentionally or not, your drones will return to bay before your ship warps off. Big smile

Fan-*******-tastic. Keep it up!
Dopu
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2011-11-10 12:48:46 UTC
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes !!!!!!!

Dopu Approves! <3
Maxsim Goratiev
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2011-11-10 13:22:27 UTC
Joelleaveek wrote:
Title says it all. it seems that now when you disconnect weather intentionally or not, your drones will return to bay before your ship warps off. Big smile

Fan-*******-tastic. Keep it up!

OMG, HOly SH*T, cpp, i am impressed!
Imrik86
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2011-11-10 13:38:23 UTC
Right there, they just did two things:

- Fixed something annoying
- Un-nerfed Gallente
CCP Soulblighter
C C P
C C P Alliance
#5 - 2011-11-10 14:37:19 UTC
I was waiting to see how long it took someone to notice that one! Big smile
TheButcherPete
Blackbase Incorporated
#6 - 2011-11-10 14:38:22 UTC
YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!

/me dances

[b]THE KING OF EVE RADIO

If EVE is real, does that mean all of us are RMTrs?[/b]

bornaa
GRiD.
#7 - 2011-11-10 14:39:44 UTC
CCP Soulblighter wrote:
I was waiting to see how long it took someone to notice that one! Big smile



bad, baaad CCP... Smile
[Yes, I'm an Amateur](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRa-69uBmIw&feature=relmfu)
M1AU
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2011-11-10 15:00:18 UTC  |  Edited by: M1AU
What about reconnecting to drones after you come online again? Shouldn't there AI be that tough?

Ninjaedit: well I of course like the new way of drones returning to drone bay when you suddenly disconnect. Just saying Smile
Archetype 66
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2011-11-10 15:00:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Archetype 66
?? CCP may you clarify please. If your heavy drones are 40km out, do your ship wait for them to return b4 warping out or is it just cheat with auto pulling in ?

Edit :

Sorry answer is there and it's all nice :)

CCP Guard wrote:
War Kitten wrote:
Interesting...

I'm very curious to see if it works as worded, or the drones just magically reappear in your drone bay.

If your ship does not warp until the drones fly back, I see many issues:

1) If the drones must cover large distances, your ship will not warp for a long time.
2) To tackle a logoffski pilot, simply tackle his drones and prevent them from returning.
3) A ship with sentry drones out will never warp if he's not in scoop range.

Does it apply to fighters and fighter bombers? Tackling and killing those is a fun way to punish docking ring hot droppers for thinking they're pro. If all they have to do is logoffski to get them back magically, that would suck, and if it prevents them from e-warping when they do log off, it would suck for them.


While I'm a heavy drone user and would prefer not to see my precious little ******** DPS machines get lost, I'd much rather lose them than my ship and think this change leaves a lot of questions to answer.


The way it's supposed to work is that the drones do their best to make it back before the ship emergency warps, if they are too far away or being webbed by crafty enemies, they'll simply get left behind. Ships won't postpone emergency warp to wait for drones.

The change isn't intended to save all drones but to decrease the number of annoying drone losses. It sort of makes sense that machines as complex as these would have sufficient AI to attempt to stick with their master Smile


Edit 2 :

Buuuuut :

gfldex wrote:
Confirmed for build 312067. They don't return but magicly jump into your drone bay on disconnect as long as they are on the same grid.


I'll prefer trust CCP Guard but, can you confirm it ?
CCP Soulblighter
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2011-11-10 15:00:27 UTC
bornaa wrote:
CCP Soulblighter wrote:
I was waiting to see how long it took someone to notice that one! Big smile



bad, baaad CCP... Smile


Well, it was going to get mentioned in Team Papercuts upcoming blog but I don't know exactly when we'll be seeing that though. ;)
Autonomous Monster
Paradox Interstellar
#11 - 2011-11-10 15:12:40 UTC
What what what Shocked

Can we have remote reconnection to drones as well now? Big smile
Psihius
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2011-11-10 15:20:20 UTC
**** YEAH!
Aesiron
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2011-11-10 15:29:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Aesiron
Joelleaveek wrote:
Title says it all. it seems that now when you disconnect weather intentionally or not, your drones will return to bay before your ship warps off. Big smile

Fan-*******-tastic. Keep it up!


Approved 95%.

What about PvP situations? It may be unfair if someone disconnects deliberately and they don't even lose their drones.

But for PvE, YES!
CCP Soulblighter
C C P
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2011-11-10 15:33:07 UTC
Autonomous Monster wrote:
What what what Shocked

Can we have remote reconnection to drones as well now? Big smile


Who knows what the next Sisi update will hold?
StraightSmileBig smile
Vincent Gaines
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#15 - 2011-11-10 15:34:53 UTC
What about fighters set to follow?

Not a diplo. 

The above post was edited for spelling.

TheButcherPete
Blackbase Incorporated
#16 - 2011-11-10 15:36:11 UTC
/me snugglehumps CCP Soulblighter out of pure joy.... and sexual frustration.

Me love you long time, CCP. KEEP IT UP

[b]THE KING OF EVE RADIO

If EVE is real, does that mean all of us are RMTrs?[/b]

Hungry Eyes
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2011-11-10 15:37:02 UTC
wait, so... let me get this straight. lets say im 20km away from my sentries, and i decide to warp off from where i am. will they just appear in my drone bay?

if so, you just made the Ishtar viable for sniping. if not, then meh.
Vincent Gaines
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#18 - 2011-11-10 15:41:05 UTC
Hungry Eyes wrote:
wait, so... let me get this straight. lets say im 20km away from my sentries, and i decide to warp off from where i am. will they just appear in my drone bay?

if so, you just made the Ishtar viable for sniping. if not, then meh.



No.

First I believe it's only during e-warp. Also, if you warp off before they are able to return they are gone.

Not a diplo. 

The above post was edited for spelling.

Hungry Eyes
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2011-11-10 15:44:05 UTC
ah yeah i just tested it out. meh, i hardly ever use combat drones. thought it was too cool to be true.
CCP Soulblighter
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2011-11-10 15:44:24 UTC
Hungry Eyes wrote:
wait, so... let me get this straight. lets say im 20km away from my sentries, and i decide to warp off from where i am. will they just appear in my drone bay?

if so, you just made the Ishtar viable for sniping. if not, then meh.


Any drones in space when you get forced into an emergency warp (this doesn't happen for normal warping) will attempt to return to your drone bay as though you issued the command yourself. If they are too far away, or your ship can align and warp out before they get back, you'll leave them behind.
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