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Unknown Guardians
Posted - 2009.10.28 20:47:00 - [1]

I think there should be UAV drones so that you can plant them around your system to keep an eye on who comes and who goes from your system. my corp lives in a WH and UAV drones would very helpfull in keeping an eye on the WH's. so wile we are off mining we can still see whats going on at the WH entrance.

Lear Hepburn
Ascendant Strategies Inc.
The Transcendent
Posted - 2009.10.28 20:51:00 - [2]

Drones are, by definition, unmanned vehicles. Also, aerial vehicles wouldn't be much use in space Wink

What you need is a corpmate in a CovOps flitting between WH entrances.

Gizznitt Malikite
Agony Unleashed
Posted - 2009.10.28 22:05:00 - [3]

Hmmm.... Kind of interesting... but it shouldn't just be free eyes... it needs drawbacks....

Perhaps it would report any ships that enters its grid to local.... using your name of course... That way, if you use such a thing in WH space, your name would pop up in local as it reports the ships on grid with it.....

I imagine some ratter named Johney that deploy's one on a gate.... If a Mega and a crusader enter system, and decloak with it on grid, a message in local would appear:
"[18:10:41] Johney> Sentry Drone: Megathron, crusader on grid".
Note, I worry about its potential for lag!! Perhaps it should scan every 6s, and report every 18's. If a ship warps away fast enough, or immediately cloaks, the drone might fail to report it if the scan timed right.

It would also need to use some drone bandwidth (say 25 or 50 Mbits/s), as well as be a viable target to kill. Perhaps a lucky newcomer could even kill it before it reports the ship types in local. Furthermore, it shouldn't be able to warp on its own (unless you have a fighter sized version), and you should immediately lose communications/control with it if you cloak. I'd imagine it as mobile as a sentry drone... and perhaps be very related... i.e., require Sentry Drone Operations IV to use them, and give them a name like Scout Sentries...

Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
Posted - 2009.10.28 22:08:00 - [4]

to the OP,

change the title to recon drones.

necrosia demora
Posted - 2009.10.30 12:36:00 - [5]

i suggested proximity probes a while bk and im sure there were other similar ideas too

David Grogan
The Motley Crew Reborn
Warped Aggression
Posted - 2009.10.30 14:02:00 - [6]

Edited by: David Grogan on 30/10/2009 14:03:59
arent they called combat scanner probes?

edit: paying a noob a few mil to cloak near the wormhole (yes in dominion cloaking will be easier to train cos skill reqs are being lowered) and report any ship that comes in also works


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