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Valium Summer
Midnight Sun Industries
Posted - 2006.04.04 16:27:00 - [1]

Edited by: Valium Summer on 04/04/2006 18:34:43
It is hard to believe that with all the numerious pop ups that I am bombarded with in game that there isn't one warning me that I am about to warp without my drones.

The missions are long, and often tedius without having to retrace your steps to pick up those 5 hammerheads you left in JitA.

My suggestion:

A pop up... "You are about to leave your drones behind... Continue?"

Donna Darko
Posted - 2006.04.04 16:43:00 - [2]

Which will get you quite dead in PVP. I'll pass.

Valium Summer
Midnight Sun Industries
Posted - 2006.04.04 17:40:00 - [3]

Well if you fear death via pvp, you could just clik the "please do not ask me again" box.

Posted - 2006.04.04 19:26:00 - [4]

As long as there is an option to not display the message again (like you said), I am for this. I dislike leaving my drones behind. I know they are supposed to be semi-expendable, but they can get pricey.

Posted - 2006.04.04 19:29:00 - [5]

I've often done it and realised just after the ship starts to get up speed to go into warp. Luckily, the ships that carry drones are not that fast and I can scoop the drones without having to stop.

It wouldn't be the first time I've gone back to a roid field and wondered who left their drones behind until I go to launch mine Embarassed

A warning of some kind would be nice even an audible one from the ship's comp, allowing you time to stop or scoop but not stopping you going into warp if you just ignore it.

Posted - 2006.04.04 19:37:00 - [6]

I fly an Ishkur and lose drones all the time Laughing it gets up to speed too quickly for me to stop and scoop.

Oh well, i mainly use cheap Hobgoblin tech 1 drones anyway. It still would be nice to have a warning for PVE.

Spoon Thumb
Khanid Provincial Vanguard
Vanguard Imperium
Posted - 2006.04.05 00:14:00 - [7]

How about when you come back (having left your drones behind), your drones remember you and come back under your command

Valium Summer
Midnight Sun Industries
Posted - 2006.04.05 06:19:00 - [8]

I love the audible idea. I'm all for reducing pop ups.

I hope the devs read this stuff.

Pang Grohl
Posted - 2006.04.05 23:11:00 - [9]

Reacquiring drone control when you return to your drone control range would be nice.

A pop-up message would be deadly if it came up during an emergency warp-out. Especially since that's when you're most likely to abandon drones.

Lubomir Penev
Dark Nexxus
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2006.04.06 09:47:00 - [10]

And what about adding the menu entry "Scoop drone and warp to..."

Radix Salvilines
legion industries ltd
AAA Citizens
Posted - 2006.04.06 12:27:00 - [11]

it would be better if te drones wouldnt be "incapacitated" after u warp ouy and warp in back so u dont have to approach them at 1500 meters and scoop.


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