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Johnny Lou
Posted - 2011.04.04 15:25:00 - [1]

How about a T2 version of the Noctis?

One with better inertia modifier or better rezists, which can also carry up to 5 light tractor drones (one per level of the skill for the T2 ship). The drones have no cargo, they just go to a wreck (they only work on wrecks on which the player could activate the tractors if he had them) and they tractor the wreck until they get within 1km of the noctis and then they go pick another wreck.

And to those who will inevitably say drones should work on all wrecks regardless of the owner, the reply is "no, the tractor drones are only meant to replace the tractors, nothing more".

Posted - 2011.04.04 15:41:00 - [2]

and then i can have a noctis that has awesome resists and drone space, with lots of high slots.....

then i can do a rampage like that youtube video "when carebears attack!" nos targets dry with my eight nuets, and sic my drones on them!

i don't think so, the noctis and its 60+km of tractor range is plenty.

Johnny Lou
Posted - 2011.04.04 16:21:00 - [3]

that's exactly why I said "light" drones and why I didn't suggest any drone bonuses which are common to drone boats Wink

the resists aren't meant to be awesome only to give it a better tank so it can be used in tougher situations.

besides, T2's are hardly the ships to suicide in Very Happy

Renan Ruivo
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2011.04.04 17:07:00 - [4]

Id imagine you would want to sit that noctis on a mission while your alt kills everything, and have the drones automatically tractor the wrecks to within salvage/looting range of your ship.

I guess it would be interesting.. but it would make an easy job even easier.

Faolan Fortune
Posted - 2011.04.04 18:10:00 - [5]

Edited by: Faolan Fortune on 04/04/2011 18:10:47
The dev posts in this may interest you.

EDIT: Well, on page 2 anyway.

Johnny Lou
Posted - 2011.04.04 18:28:00 - [6]

It's fairly long but I assume you are referring to what they said about tractor/salvage drones.

Salvage drones are problematic IMO, which is why I don't think I would support something like that; as for the tractor drones, I do expect some coding to be needed but, I figured, since they have the mining drones (whichgo to roid, get stuff and come back to ship repeatedly)...

Still, I'd rather not speculate on the amount of work involved; I hate it when people do that. Cool

5th Front enterprises
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2011.04.06 14:05:00 - [7]

noctis needs as far as a tech 2 maybe a higher chance of salvage speed.


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