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TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.21 05:03:00 - [1]
 

ability to warp to a fleet member and help shape the fleet formation the FC has set YARRRR!!

vote: YES

Holland Galebi
Amarr
Posted - 2011.05.21 06:25:00 - [2]
 

Vote: NO.

The formations are useful only when the friendly fire is active. They are just another 'wow it would be great, if it was like that, but not now'-stuff, till the guns are easily shooting through your fleetmates without doing any harm to them.

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.21 06:35:00 - [3]
 

yeah its one of those 'it would look UBER awesome' changes more than anything

I imagine it wouldn't take to much coding on CCP part since we would be warping to a fleet member at a more 'close range' and would 'keep distance' at certain range

would be cool to see wing shaped fleets!

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.05.21 07:51:00 - [4]
 

In the Beta, they used to have Fleet Formations, but CCP took them out because they didn't have the same feel the rest of the game did.

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.21 08:34:00 - [5]
 

not the same feel you say? hmm, thats interesting. I Wonder what exactly they didnt like about it.. but the game has gained alot more depth since the beta, they should atleast experiment and see what kind of results it will get and the response from the community on the test servers. And soon!

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.05.21 08:50:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: TheExtruder
not the same feel you say? hmm, thats interesting. I Wonder what exactly they didnt like about it.. but the game has gained alot more depth since the beta, they should atleast experiment and see what kind of results it will get and the response from the community on the test servers. And soon!


And the sad part was that the feature was practically finished and almost entirely bug free when they took it out.

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.22 08:39:00 - [7]
 

can we get some more votes please

Project 69
Posted - 2011.05.22 12:48:00 - [8]
 

what would be the benefits?


Naynomi
Posted - 2011.05.22 13:35:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
Originally by: TheExtruder
not the same feel you say? hmm, thats interesting. I Wonder what exactly they didnt like about it.. but the game has gained alot more depth since the beta, they should atleast experiment and see what kind of results it will get and the response from the community on the test servers. And soon!


And the sad part was that the feature was practically finished and almost entirely bug free when they took it out.


Surely you jest. CCP has never made a finish and bug free feature.

ever

Caliglia
Posted - 2011.05.22 13:38:00 - [10]
 

I could log my 3 accounts in and have a great time flying around low sec in 3 frigate trying to kill targets after all 2 of them will stay on the wing of my main ship making it easy to control all 3 at the same time.
(yes i got some irony in there)

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.23 01:52:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Project 69
what would be the benefits?




it would looks uber awesome. also, how often do you stare at your ship? and would you enjoy having a nice background near your ship like a cool planet or a bunch of ships.. it gives your imagination a boost, otherwise you become dull and a zombieCool

Somal Thunder
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.05.23 02:16:00 - [12]
 

They actually talked about implementing this when the fleet finder came out but I haven't heard about it since.

Isan'na
Malicious Destruction
Posted - 2011.05.23 03:06:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Naynomi
Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari

And the sad part was that the feature was practically finished and almost entirely bug free when they took it out.


Surely you jest. CCP has never made a finish and bug free feature.

ever


Of course not. That's why they took it out. Laughing

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.05.23 06:50:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Amaroq Dricaldari on 23/05/2011 07:01:19
CCP, please put it back in. You should also make Sleepers, Rogue Drones, CONCORD Patrols, and Incursion Pirates be able to use these.

And maybe when *removed text* comes out, you could have gangs walking around stations using the same Fleet Formation AI.

Expansion Title removed to prevent a riot. Sorry, bud. -That guy you hate

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.23 16:47:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
Edited by: Amaroq Dricaldari on 23/05/2011 07:01:19
CCP, please put it back in. You should also make Sleepers, Rogue Drones, CONCORD Patrols, and Incursion Pirates be able to use these.

And maybe when *removed text* comes out, you could have gangs walking around stations using the same Fleet Formation AI.

Expansion Title removed to prevent a riot. Sorry, bud. -That guy you hate


somebody explain what he is saying

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.05.23 17:05:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: TheExtruder
Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
Edited by: Amaroq Dricaldari on 23/05/2011 07:01:19
CCP, please put it back in. You should also make Sleepers, Rogue Drones, CONCORD Patrols, and Incursion Pirates be able to use these.

And maybe when *removed text* comes out, you could have gangs walking around stations using the same Fleet Formation AI.

Expansion Title removed to prevent a riot. Sorry, bud. -That guy you hate
Somebody explain what he is saying
Let me translate:

*cough cough* *whisper* Incarna *cough*

Reicine Ceer
Rodents of Unusual Size
Posted - 2011.05.23 21:22:00 - [17]
 

The only possible reason for the reintroduction of formations;

Concentrated firepower, resulting in a higher level of damage (perhaps it'd work as a debuff, removing x% shield resistance and y% armour resistance). Let's face it, everyone hitting the one part of a ship all at the same time is going to have more of an effect than the same number of ships all hitting random bits (picture the opening scenes of Star Trek's First Contact with the borg cube and much pew).

On this suggestion alone do i vote 'yes'! :P

Bienator II
Posted - 2011.05.23 23:37:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Project 69
what would be the benefits?

everything which doesn't look like a blob of interdicting ships is already a huge visual improvement.

other things which could be funny:
- interceptors first, snipers + logistics stay behind

add some game mechanic:
- certain leadership points are only applied if you fly in formation
-- wall formation gives resistance bonus
-- V formation reduces signature, improves agility
-- ... just a few ideas
- blob has no benefits and is therefore uncool

the auto-blobbing "feature" in warp is the worst thing what happened to eve visually IMO

TheExtruder
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.05.26 06:02:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Reicine Ceer
The only possible reason for the reintroduction of formations;

Concentrated firepower, resulting in a higher level of damage (perhaps it'd work as a debuff, removing x% shield resistance and y% armour resistance). Let's face it, everyone hitting the one part of a ship all at the same time is going to have more of an effect than the same number of ships all hitting random bits (picture the opening scenes of Star Trek's First Contact with the borg cube and much pew).

On this suggestion alone do i vote 'yes'! :P



Not a bad idea, there should be a bonus to every fleet formation. But first step would be to see what kind of visual effect it will have on eve, it needs to fit, it needs to look nice and blend in.

I think ccp's only worry about fleet formation would be that it will define the game to much, its like changing the face of the game, and fleet formations is what people will notice immidiately when they see pictures or videos of the game.
Solution: Make it slightly more subtle and harder to notice, just something that the current gamers can notice and appreciate. So put it on the test servers!

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.05.26 07:13:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Reicine Ceer
The only possible reason for the reintroduction of formations;

Concentrated firepower
But Fleet Formations look AWESOME.


 

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