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[March] Mining Drone Specialization skill and T2 Mining Drones

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Thomas Lot
Spatial Forces
Warped Intentions
#41 - 2017-03-06 19:27:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Thomas Lot
Lexia Nova wrote:
Casimir Omega wrote:
Any idea if the t2 mining drones will then have a better yield and travel faster than the 'augmented' ones? :)

I would imagine not as the augmented ones have a base mining amount of 37m3 and T2 only 33m3 and both will recieve the bonus 2% per level. It just means we can eek a little more out of our t2 drones without having to pay out for the augmented ones.



This is not quite accurate as the 'Augmented' drones will not be receiving the 2%/lvl bonus for mining drone specialization. See Fozzie's original post.

CCP Fozzie wrote:


This change will only impact the Mining Drone II items, as the 'Augmented' mining drones, the T2 ice harvesting drones and the 'Excavator' capital mining drones already use their appropriate spec skills.



The Augmented Mining Drones will still be marginally better even at mining drone specialization 5. With a 2% bonus the 33*10% will give T2 mining drones a rate of 36.6m3 at Mining Drone specialization 5 compared to the augmented 37m3.
Sylvia Kildare
Flux Divinity
#42 - 2017-03-08 11:07:03 UTC
Lugh Crow-Slave wrote:
Sylvia Kildare wrote:
Amphal Deka wrote:
Ideas if we will get more options of mining drones in the near future? Just like combat drones their a set from light etc can't we get the same for mining drones?


There are so many types of mining drones now... but only one salvage drone.

We need t2 salvage drones before they expand mining drone selection even further, IMO.


why do we need t2 salvage drones?

if it is just because

"there is only one atm" that is not a good reason


I mean, did we need t2 mining drones? or t2 combat or logistics drones?

or for that matter, t2 guns and t2 ships?

... we need t2 salvage drones because:

A) yes, there's only one variety of them, and that is the only drone for which that is true.
B) because t1 salvage drones are fairly underpowered and it'd be nice to have another reason to train the skill to L5 besides to make them SLIGHTLY better than terrible at salvaging.
C) as others have already said, to better salvage elite/advanced player wrecks and faction NPC wrecks, similar to how the salvager II module works vs. the salvager I module.

Salvaging 5 is a great skill to have if you enjoy salvaging. CCPlz make Salvage Drone Operation 5 just as meaningful a train by introducing Salvage Drone IIs + Salvage Drone Specialization skill.
Sylvia Kildare
Flux Divinity
#43 - 2017-03-08 11:13:10 UTC
Thomas Lot wrote:
Lexia Nova wrote:
Casimir Omega wrote:
Any idea if the t2 mining drones will then have a better yield and travel faster than the 'augmented' ones? :)

I would imagine not as the augmented ones have a base mining amount of 37m3 and T2 only 33m3 and both will recieve the bonus 2% per level. It just means we can eek a little more out of our t2 drones without having to pay out for the augmented ones.



This is not quite accurate as the 'Augmented' drones will not be receiving the 2%/lvl bonus for mining drone specialization. See Fozzie's original post.


Or more precisely, the augmented ones already ARE receiving that bonus per level, so they're not getting anything additional in the March update.

Sum up: All varieties of mining drones except t1 and t2 got the buff in November, all varieties of ice drones except t1 got the buff in November... meaning t2 ice drones used the spec skill in November... but t2 mining drones did NOT use the spec skill in November... because CCP didn't want people in deep null to complain they suddenly couldn't use their t2 mining drones due to a new skillbook they had to have. It's been 4 months now and finally t2 mining drones are going to be treated equal to their new little sisters, t2 ice drones. Huzzah!

:::finally training mining drone op 5 on orca/porpoise boosh alt:::
Sir BloodArgon Aulmais
Fortis Fortuna Adiuvatt
Initiative Associates
#44 - 2017-03-16 13:46:13 UTC
Sylvia Kildare wrote:
because CCP didn't want people in deep null to complain they suddenly couldn't use their t2 mining drones due to a new skillbook they had to have. It's been 4 months now and finally t2 mining drones are going to be treated equal


And yet we still have general discussion thread about not being able to use the t2 drone "suddenly"

Wish I knew how people failed for 4 months straight.
FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#45 - 2017-03-19 20:46:22 UTC
Sir BloodArgon Aulmais wrote:
Sylvia Kildare wrote:
because CCP didn't want people in deep null to complain they suddenly couldn't use their t2 mining drones due to a new skillbook they had to have. It's been 4 months now and finally t2 mining drones are going to be treated equal


And yet we still have general discussion thread about not being able to use the t2 drone "suddenly"

Wish I knew how people failed for 4 months straight.


I've been failing at Eve for almost ten years straight... Blink

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

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