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Sekundar Burnes
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.01 20:25:00 - [1]
 

Disable the "assign drones" feature for capital ships.

Increase capital ship's locking time.
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These two simple fixes will make it so that the presence of a capital ship does not end a small gang engagement. The capital has to take a while to acquire targets and cannot simply hand its drones over to a friendly fast-locking ship, so there is more risk involved for would-be tacklers.

Note that this would not seriously impact the capital's main roles, or inhibit it's defense.

Please consider this carefully.

Caldari 5
Amarr
The Element Syndicate
Blazing Angels Alliance
Posted - 2009.06.01 20:35:00 - [2]
 

Given that drones/fighters have their own lock times, if they are set to aggressive they will attack the first shot fired on them or their owner.

Sekundar Burnes
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.01 20:48:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Caldari 5
Given that drones/fighters have their own lock times, if they are set to aggressive they will attack the first shot fired on them or their owner.


Fine by me.

This proposal isn't intended to impact the capital ship's ability to defend itself or its drones.

What it does do is introduce a little more risk for the ships tackling for the caps.

It also prevents station-hugging capitals from assigning drones to fleet-mates fighting at a gate. If a cap wants to be in the fight, it should be on the grid.

Johli
Caldari
Thundercats
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2009.06.01 21:35:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
Note that this would not seriously impact the capital's main roles, or inhibit it's defense.


Neutral

no kthxbai

Cain m
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2009.06.02 00:57:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
Disable the "assign drones" feature for capital ships.

Increase capital ship's locking time.


No, that is all.

skye orionis
Posted - 2009.06.02 00:59:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
It also prevents station-hugging capitals from assigning drones to fleet-mates fighting at a gate. If a cap wants to be in the fight, it should be on the grid.


How often do real world aircraft carriers get 'on grid' with enemy ships? They sit, safe, in the middle of a flotilla of defensive ships, hundreds of miles offshore from the thirds world country they're bombing.


Sekundar Burnes
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.02 18:04:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Cain m
Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
Disable the "assign drones" feature for capital ships.

Increase capital ship's locking time.


No, that is all.


Yes is the correct answer. Try again.

Abrazzar
Posted - 2009.06.02 18:29:00 - [8]
 

Let's see. Maybe add a couple deployables to achieve something like this.

A local cyno jammer, with grid wide range only, requiring fuel to stay active. Works both ways, so you can't jump in capitals yourself.

A fighter control jammer that blocks fighters from entering the grid unless the carrier is on the grid itself, also needing fuel to stay active.

Might even put those things as modules for motherships or some specialist ship. If we get two more ideas for similar effects, that could even get separated by race, giving each race a specialty.

Johli
Caldari
Thundercats
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2009.06.02 19:40:00 - [9]
 

You quite obviously do not have a carrier, nor do you use/depend on one for ops.

tl;dr make carriers useless because they hurt me

Zanarkand
Gallente
Enterprise Estonia
Cult of War
Posted - 2009.06.02 21:09:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Johli
You quite obviously do not have a carrier, nor do you use/depend on one for ops.

tl;dr make carriers useless because they hurt me


Uh, oh,

i have a carrier and i think i have used it in every way possible, and i really have to say:

PLEASE REMOVE CARRIERS FROM THE GAME!!! I DON'T CARE ABOUT 1B ISK, 5M SP SPENT ON IT, I JUST DON'T CARE, CAPITALS RUIN GAMES!

Typhado3
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.06.02 22:24:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
Originally by: Cain m
Originally by: Sekundar Burnes
Disable the "assign drones" feature for capital ships.

Increase capital ship's locking time.


No, that is all.


Yes is the correct answer. Try again.


No. the role of the carrier is to provide fighter support, has been since they where first put in game.


 

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