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Cajmere
Posted - 2011.07.02 19:59:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Cajmere on 02/07/2011 20:02:16
Edit: Whoops

Have heard a few things about this skill, but most of them concern Sentry Drones, which I don't plan on using (I'm working on the Arbi hulls). For someone who'll be using Scout and Med drones is this skill worth the time? I've been told that drone optimal is so tiny it's barely worth considering for stuff smaller than an Ogre II.

Any thoughts? I'll be heavily drone specced but if it's a waste of time I'd rather not bother.


Cheers

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2011.07.02 20:17:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Tau Cabalander on 02/07/2011 20:37:18

Optimal range for all non-sentry drones is 1 km. Drone Sharpshooting 5 increases that to 1.25 km

Not really important for non-sentry drones.

Cajmere
Posted - 2011.07.02 20:51:00 - [3]
 

That's what I thought. Didn't really want to sit through that again after training up an Ishtar pilot. Thanks for the input Tau.

Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
Posted - 2011.07.02 22:57:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Tau Cabalander
Optimal range for all non-sentry drones is 1 km. Drone Sharpshooting 5 increases that to 1.25 km

Not really important for non-sentry drones.


Not strictly true. EWAR and logistics drones have 5k/7.5k/10k optimal for lights/mediums/heavies. Whether sharpshooting is worth it for those is still debatable, but... yeah.

Frio Rinah
Posted - 2011.07.03 00:42:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Zhilia Mann
Whether sharpshooting is worth it for those is still debatable, but... yeah.

A few levels, sure. But 5 - even 4 is certainly not something to prioritize. Drones orbit at 1k against a moving target (with optimal of 1k), so they aren't usually sitting perfectly at base optimal. A few levels will generally take care of that missmatch though.

RavenPaine
Posted - 2011.07.03 20:26:00 - [6]
 

IMO, every modifier 1 drone skill should be at 5. If you want good drones that is...

Fozzy Dorsai
Posted - 2011.07.03 23:59:00 - [7]
 

There is also some debate that the skill helps as the drones overshoot back and forth as they arrive at the target with their little MWDs (kinda like my golf chip shots go back and forth over the green before I get to optimal). With the larger optimal you'll get more effective first-shots in.


 

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