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FrostBiyte
Posted - 2011.08.04 21:51:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: FrostBiyte on 04/08/2011 21:55:17
Edited by: FrostBiyte on 04/08/2011 21:52:26
You can group drones in your bay, that is awesome.

I am suggesting that you be able to assign a Hot key to a few groups so that you can launch a group with the stroke of a key.

After grouping drones in my Drone bay (lets say my "Med-Thermal" group.) I should be able to assign "Med-Thermal" to "Launch group 1", and then in my options screen set a hotkey to launch "Launch group 1."

Nariya Kentaya
Coalition Of Gentlemen.
Posted - 2011.08.04 23:01:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: FrostBiyte
Edited by: FrostBiyte on 04/08/2011 21:55:17
Edited by: FrostBiyte on 04/08/2011 21:52:26
You can group drones in your bay, that is awesome.

I am suggesting that you be able to assign a Hot key to a few groups so that you can launch a group with the stroke of a key.

After grouping drones in my Drone bay (lets say my "Med-Thermal" group.) I should be able to assign "Med-Thermal" to "Launch group 1", and then in my options screen set a hotkey to launch "Launch group 1."


you arent the same guy who suggested "drone squadrons" are you? because that was a terrible idea.

but if you mean that they are only "grouped" while still in the cargo-hold and that it just allows you to launch them with a certain composition of drone types (such as 2 amarrian drones, 1 caldari, 2 gallente, etc) then that would actually be useful, though wouldnt it be pointless?

i say this because if your deploying drones, are you not normally going to ahve them focus on 1 target? and is that target usually weak against a certain damage type, and deploying multiple drone types would only lessen your DPS against them?

PaulTheConvoluted
Posted - 2011.08.05 10:26:00 - [3]
 

You already have keyboard shortcuts for 'Attack' and 'Return [to bay|and orbit]', I wouldn't mind having some for 'launch group' as well. And ofc, one keybind per group, as you can make more than one group.

It would not add in-game functionality, but it would add more things you can do with the keyboard instead of the mouse.

FrostBiyte
Posted - 2011.08.05 14:18:00 - [4]
 

The Primary use I see for this would be...

I Have 6 Drone Groups in my Drone Bay.

Light - Thermal - Assigned to "Launch group 1" Shortcut "1"
Light - Explosive - Assigned to "Launch group 2" Shortcut "2"
Med - Kinetic - Assigned to "Launch group 3" Shortcut "3"
Med - Thermal - Assigned to "Launch group 4" Shortcut "4"
Med - Explosive - Assigned to "Launch group 5" Shortcut "5"
Heavy - Thermal - Assigned to "Launch group 6" Shortcut "6"

When I show up to a mission instead of going into the GUI interface, right clicking and saying "Launch group" I can just press "3" and it will launch a group for me, then I can press "F" for them to go fight, and when Im done press "Shift+R" to make them come back and then press "6" to launch some more drones and kill kill kill.

I'm not sure how much this would help in PVP, but in missions it would help a lot.


 

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