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Ivan Svyatoslav
Posted - 2011.05.01 23:55:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Ivan Svyatoslav on 02/05/2011 07:56:33
I am not sure when exactly this changed, but recently drone damage is now listed in the overview notifications just the same as everything else. This certainly can be useful, I am sure carrier and other drone-focused pilots must appreciate it, but it should certainly be separable from turret damage and other notifications.

The turret notifications are very important, as they give the indication as to how well you are hitting the other guy. If the other guy is moving too quickly and I am barely hitting them, it would help if I knew that in a somewhat timely manner. Now though, if you have drones out and they are also attacking, they drown out the more important turret notifications, and you are flying in the dark. I personally would rather know if my turrets are doing what they should, not what my 5 light drones are up to.

This can very easily be fixed by making the drone notifications a separate option in the menu. Gunners can then focus on what they want and drone boats can still have the option of keeping track of their little minions.

Any comments are welcome.

Tarikan
Minmatar
Hardcore p0wnography
Posted - 2011.05.02 00:19:00 - [2]
 

i do like that you get the notifications of the damage drones do.

but i would agree that they do "spam" the notifications and i would enjoy if there was an options to show "drone notifications."

Eladaris
Amarr
Excessum Industries
Posted - 2011.05.02 01:33:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Eladaris on 02/05/2011 01:34:12
Originally by: Ivan Svyatoslav
Any comments are welcome.


Open the combat log and see all the data? But it wouldn't be a bad idea to be able to filter based on certain types of either incoming or outgoing damage. Probably a very low item on the low-hanging fruit scale though.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.05.02 16:07:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Bagehi on 24/05/2011 19:04:40
Really just need to stack drones and have a single damage event rather than one damage event for each drone. They did that for guns, it would make sense to do that for drones as well.

EDIT: supporting a change.

Cold32
The Alpha and the Omega

Posted - 2011.05.04 11:28:00 - [5]
 

lost a carrier kill the other week, no one saw it hitting self destruct (another issue) amongst the spam of drone notifications
Atleast give us an option to turn them off.
Supported.

Soden Rah
Gallente
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2011.05.04 15:42:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Soden Rah on 05/05/2011 14:36:01
Perhaps a modification of the notification system so you don't just see the latest notification but the last few and also have the notifications separated out by type, so you can see say the last few, incoming dmg, outgoing dmg, and effects notifications simultaneously. rather than getting them all one after the other in the same spot.
Then also allow us to change where the notification windows appears.

EDIT: forgot to support

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.05.04 16:30:00 - [7]
 


King Rothgar
Autocannons Anonymous

Posted - 2011.05.04 17:14:00 - [8]
 

I agree, the drone damage spammage is overkill. Either combine all the drone damage into a single item like with grouped guns or give us the ability to turn it off while keeping turret/missile damage notifications on.

Snaketzu
Gallente
M. Corp
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2011.05.04 21:43:00 - [9]
 

It's simple: if you have your drones grouped, then their damage should show up in a notification by group, just like modules.

We should also have the option to turn drone damage notifications off.

Supported.

Isan'na
Malicious Destruction
Posted - 2011.05.05 00:38:00 - [10]
 

+1

Axemaster
Posted - 2011.05.05 01:04:00 - [11]
 

Yes, please either disable them entirely or make them optional.

Please.

Orb Vex

Posted - 2011.05.05 13:12:00 - [12]
 


Malkev
Posted - 2011.05.05 21:37:00 - [13]
 

Day it changed: "Oh cool, I can see drone damage now."
< Five minutes later: "How do I turn it off?"

Tekedo
Danger Girl.

Posted - 2011.05.06 03:19:00 - [14]
 

+1

Alias 6322A
Posted - 2011.05.06 17:21:00 - [15]
 

+1

Drones damage should be a separate option in menu. Combat log does help, but it is not as easy to read in realtime fights as the pop-ups.

I also support drone damage being lumped into one value like turrets, though because drones hit at varying intervals (unlike grouped turrets), this may be impossible or inaccurate. This is likely why the drone spam exists - they do each fire at different times, not simultaneously.

Soden Rah
Gallente
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2011.05.07 00:37:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Alias 6322A
+1

Drones damage should be a separate option in menu. Combat log does help, but it is not as easy to read in realtime fights as the pop-ups.

I also support drone damage being lumped into one value like turrets, though because drones hit at varying intervals (unlike grouped turrets), this may be impossible or inaccurate. This is likely why the drone spam exists - they do each fire at different times, not simultaneously.


making them all fire at once might both prevent notification spam but also reduce lag for extra bonus win?

HEPEAJIbHOCTb
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.14 09:59:00 - [17]
 

+1

Cheekyhoe
Posted - 2011.05.15 00:04:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Soden Rah
Originally by: Alias 6322A
+1

Drones damage should be a separate option in menu. Combat log does help, but it is not as easy to read in realtime fights as the pop-ups.

I also support drone damage being lumped into one value like turrets, though because drones hit at varying intervals (unlike grouped turrets), this may be impossible or inaccurate. This is likely why the drone spam exists - they do each fire at different times, not simultaneously.


making them all fire at once might both prevent notification spam but also reduce lag for extra bonus win?


That only works if the drones are in the same place at the same time and if 1 gets webbed then it might not be.

Also some people split their drones as well.

Terghon Tu
Amarr
DarkNet Node Fanaticus
Posted - 2011.05.15 21:53:00 - [19]
 

I think having the floating damage scroll through several lines before fading out (similar to other games) would help fix it. With that, having drone damage a different color then turret damage would also help.

Aiden Cale
Posted - 2011.05.16 15:27:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Cold32
lost a carrier kill the other week, no one saw it hitting self destruct (another issue) amongst the spam of drone notifications
Atleast give us an option to turn them off.
Supported.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1504649

That post adresses the big SD issue we as PVPers face.

overall support the idea, drone damage is too spammy right now

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.05.16 15:34:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Terghon Tu
I think having the floating damage scroll through several lines before fading out (similar to other games) would help fix it. With that, having drone damage a different color then turret damage would also help.

That would still be unpleasant in a super or carrier.

n4d444
Volition Cult
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.05.24 07:19:00 - [22]
 


Shajden
Posted - 2011.05.24 11:05:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Snaketzu
It's simple: if you have your drones grouped, then their damage should show up in a notification by group, just like modules.

We should also have the option to turn drone damage notifications off.

Supported.


This, tho replace "grouped" with focus fire

Darryl Ward
Posted - 2011.05.24 17:21:00 - [24]
 

The whole damage notification thing needs to be improved, it is very difficult to tell who is hurting you for what when a lot of things are hitting you.

It would be nice if it showed like 3 at a time, and scrolled.

CrimsonChrono
Posted - 2011.05.29 02:01:00 - [25]
 

+1

It would be really nice to have that drone dmg optional so you could see how well your guns are doing.

RealMayor
Posted - 2011.05.29 02:06:00 - [26]
 

+1

It does get really hard to see what everything else is doing when the drone damage notifications is all you can see.

I support the idea of have the drone damage notifications optional


 

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