Posted - 2011.08.15 17:53:00 - [1
I am sick and tired of my drones attacking everything they shouldn't and never attacking what they should, or setting them on "Focus Fire" and they all split up. This needs to be addressed.
As a active droneboater I first hand see the effects of these crappy drones. Quoting some unknown person "Drones are like children, they never do what you tell them to do".
I have complied a list of things I would like to see fixed/implementated asap.
- FIX FOCUS FIRE!!!
- I would like to see a setting for each drone that would give it orders on what to primary. You could set Hobgoblin II's to primary Frigates first, after all attacking frigs are dead, it would then go after Cruisers, then Battlecruisers, then Elite Cruisers and so on AND MAKE SURE IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!!
- Quicker Response time when you tell a drone what to do
- A option to load into drone bay when under fire/all enemies are gone
- Be able to reconnect to drones after a d/c so you don't have to crawl over to them to pick them up or watch them die
I am getting fed up with all the crappy issues with drones and would love to see many improvements to them
Posted - 2011.08.15 18:49:00 - [3
As a fellow drone pilot I can sort of understand why you want these things, but I have to say that if everything you just suggested were implemented, people wouldn't even need programs to auto-mission/auto rat... Most of the time my drones do exactly what I want them to do without having to micro-manage. The occasional trip after an elite cruiser while several frigs are still around, plus watching them to make sure they don't get aggro, are the only things that keep me from truly being able to mission/rat afk.
Compare your playstyle to that of someone who has guns for their primary dps. They have to select a new target and restart their guns for every single ship they fight. I have to order my drones/pull them in once every 5 minutes.