open All Channels
seplocked Assembly Hall
blankseplocked [Proposal] T2 Sentries
 
This thread is older than 90 days and has been locked due to inactivity.


 
Author Topic

Marconus Orion
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.24 13:54:00 - [1]
 

Currently there is no race specializing skill required for T2 Sentries. One could theoretically not train any race drone specialization at all and be able to use every race T2 sentry drone.

Not only is this not skill intensive enough to field them like T2 heavy drones, but it also leaves T2 sentries without the bonus of training racial drone specialization. The skill adds +2% to drone damage for each level of drones requiring the skill.

I propose that the drone racial specialization skill be added at a prerequisite to T2 drones.

Minimum level being four, just like their cousin the T2 heavy drone. This would bring it more in line training wise, and allow for a potential of up to +10% more damage.

I am sure it has been brought up again but I believe the proposal is locked due to the 90 day rule. Drones need some serious love and this is one of several steps of love towards drone lovers like myself. Very Happy

FinnAgain Zero
Roving Guns Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.24 16:23:00 - [2]
 

Sentry drones are fine just the way they are.

Borza Slavak
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2011.03.24 16:27:00 - [3]
 

It would make sense. Yeah why not.

Danika Princip
Minmatar
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2011.03.25 00:39:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Marconus Orion
Drones need some serious love and this is one of several steps of love towards drone lovers like myself. Very Happy


yeah, making them harder to use counts as love. not supported.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2011.03.25 00:49:00 - [5]
 

Nonsense. 5%/lvl and require drone spec to 5. :)

-Liang

Gypsio III
Dirty Filthy Perverts
Posted - 2011.03.25 13:08:00 - [6]
 

Sentry drone DPS is fine. So reduce sentry drone DPS by 9.1% and add 2% damage/level of spec skill. Result - no change in sentry DPS upon training racial drone spec V.

Glyken Touchon
Gallente
Independent Alchemists
Posted - 2011.03.27 19:57:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Gypsio III
Sentry drone DPS is fine. So reduce sentry drone DPS by 9.1% and add 2% damage/level of spec skill. Result - no change in sentry DPS upon training racial drone spec V.


This is how I would do it (maybe balance at level 4, but *shrug*). The description for each spec. skill does not limit itself to particular varieties of drones. Making things like this consistent across drone sizes/types makes things a lot more intuitive, and less like it was thrown together in a rush without proofreading.

Originally by: <Faction> drone specialization
Specialization in the operation of advanced <Faction> drones. 2% bonus to advanced <Faction> drone damage per level.

Radiation and Mutation
Posted - 2011.03.27 20:05:00 - [8]
 

Forcing people to choose a racial drone spec is stupid. Changing which race of drone you are using is akin to changing the ammo in your guns/launchers. There is no reason to nerf drones.

Marconus Orion
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.28 00:41:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Radiation and Mutation
Forcing people to choose a racial drone spec is stupid. Changing which race of drone you are using is akin to changing the ammo in your guns/launchers. There is no reason to nerf drones.


By that thinking then all race drone specializations should be removed so there is less skill involved in launching T2 drones.

Are you serious?

Awesome Possum
Original Sin.
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
Posted - 2011.03.28 01:02:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Radiation and Mutation
Forcing people to choose a racial drone spec is stupid. Changing which race of drone you are using is akin to changing the ammo in your guns/launchers. There is no reason to nerf drones.


except that drones have different tracking, speed, optimal and fall off depending on race. its akin to completely swapping your weapon systems.

Rika Jones
Amarr
Warp Storm Industries
Posted - 2011.03.28 16:56:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Awesome Possum
Originally by: Radiation and Mutation
Forcing people to choose a racial drone spec is stupid. Changing which race of drone you are using is akin to changing the ammo in your guns/launchers. There is no reason to nerf drones.


except that drones have different tracking, speed, optimal and fall off depending on race. its akin to completely swapping your weapon systems.


You can always spot the drake pilot as soon as he opens his mouth.



Marconius
Caldari
Polka.

Posted - 2011.03.28 16:57:00 - [12]
 

It's not rocket science guys.

Aamrr
Posted - 2011.03.28 17:03:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Aamrr on 28/03/2011 17:03:42
If you honestly think this is a drone nerf, you're ******ed. Anyone that's spent the time to train sentries has already gotten the racial drone specialization skills up to at least three.

It's a nice, appropriate buff for a class of ships that needs a moderate boost. Supported.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.28 17:04:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Gypsio III
Sentry drone DPS is fine. So reduce sentry drone DPS by 9.1% and add 2% damage/level of spec skill. Result - no change in sentry DPS upon training racial drone spec V.


This, otherwise I support this topic.


 

This thread is older than 90 days and has been locked due to inactivity.


 


The new forums are live

Please adjust your bookmarks to https://forums.eveonline.com

These forums are archived and read-only