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Posted - 2003.07.09 16:15:00 - [1]

Don't get me wrong guys, I know it's the thought that counts and I apreciate the effort on your part to save me from myself but...

Having overly helpful people in cruisers try to save me from my berserker heavy combat drones everytime they see 8 of them buzzing around me (while I sit waiting for pirates to show up) is getting really old! Right now, the drone names aren't all extremely obvious that they are not pirates....especially considering the + symbol looks just like a pirate. Most of the time I lose one before I relize someone is locking and blasting them and another one before I am able to load them all up, that costs me a lot of money, as well as reducing my drone offense ability till next time I go home to restock since there is only room for 8 heavy drones in a thorax drone bay and its not like I can carry spares in my puny cargo hold!

The "helpful guy" takes a security hit as granted it only probably takes each person one time of mistakenly killing a drone and getting chesed by police before he looks closer at the names of the 8 little pluseses circling someones cruiser. Now that 4 or 5 people have figured it out....I only have a few thousand more drones to lose before everyone knows better....

And this dosen't even take into account the ones I lose during combat to friendly fire when there are actual real pirates around, and my drones who are buzzng around the pirates instead of me for a change get mistargeted my others (or even myself oops)

Perhaps all drones should be renamable like ships...that way I could give them names like Sneezy, Doc, Grumpy, Sleepy etc....perhaps that way they would seem slightly less threatening to overzealous protectors of the innocent.

Edited by: Bashar on 09/07/2003 16:19:15

Posted - 2003.07.09 16:39:00 - [2]

Or get CCP to change their icons, in beta NPC pirates were marked with an X for a while instead of the +

Why they changed that I do not know.

Internet Tough Guys Inc.
Posted - 2003.07.09 17:15:00 - [3]

Make all hostile enemy ships have a red icon, nuetral blue, and friendly green. simple solved done

Ilia Volyova
Posted - 2003.07.09 17:48:00 - [4]

That would not work - haven't you noticed that other players cannot see your ship names?

What we need are another symbol. Getting a extra drone symbol shouldn't be too hard to implement, would it?


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