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Zodiaq
Gallente
Posted - 2006.10.02 11:12:00 - [1]
 

Huh, does anybody consider this a bug - you can't see inflicted drones damage info and their stats considering trained skills... this is definetly a bug as for each item in your ship you can right click and check stats like damage, optimal range, time to reload etc... but info on drones displays only default info and NO damage information during combat! Why this isn't fixed for soooooooooo looooooooong time? There should be option to enable combat information from drones, at least for damage inflicted but IMO also for damage taken... CCP doesn't consider this a bug or what? If I could get such info I could send 4 different drones to my enemy (player or npc) to check for which dmg he is most vulnerable - now this is not possible! Also there is no info how far can I send drones - only way is do simple math myself, ( scout drone operator ) x 5km + 20km... and is there anywhere info that default drone operation is 20km??? Not in skills, not anywhere... just have to guess by drones response to 'engage target' command...

no info in "scout drone operation" and no info for any drone how far can u send it...

pls, pls these are not major issues like current db problems but also I think might be easly fixed and yet would be very usefull... I feel drones has been forget by dev team long time ago... yeah, add more BC's T3 and T4 instead... :(

Zodiaq
Gallente
Posted - 2006.10.02 11:19:00 - [2]
 

...and there are some old ther bugs that devs hasn't fixed:
-drones not attacking spcified target (sometimes it takes long time)
-drones not returning to ship (few return, few ignores order)

Most of the time at least one of 5 drones refuses order to go back to ship, and I have to wait in battle to give orders to each drone ignoring me... in tight sittuations this might lead to ship destruction - I started to give order 'return to drone bay' much sooner that I'd have to if it worked as it should..

Barrick Stormsworn
Minmatar
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Electus Matari
Posted - 2006.10.02 17:21:00 - [3]
 

I don't know... my drones are pretty sweet. Concerning the drone info and its computing skills and whatnot, I agree, that'd be nice. Maybe have it shown in the Modules tab of Show Info when you click on the ship; drones could appear like ammunition does (it figures up how far/fast missiles go, after all). But multiplying by 5 or using the built-in calculator isn't all that difficult. Can't expect a computer to do everything for me.

What I'm getting at is that this is a super-minor issue. I'd much rather they fix the things that need fixing and add the really cool stuff I'm anticipating than spending a long time working on something so miniscule.

Concerning your drone operation and their lack of quick response, I'd guess that it's a connection issue. Let me guess: your mods take a long time to turn on? Warping is slower than one might expect? Docking and/or undocking takes a while? My drones work just fine--better after Dragon and some of the other recent patches--so I'd guess the issue is lag-related.

The biggest drone complaint I've read is that drones just sit there when you DC, so people that get CTDd lose millions of ISK worth of drones. That's a huge problem, though not one I've thought of a solution to... so I just don't fly a carrier ;-) I'll stick with my battleship, thank you very much.

Zodiaq
Gallente
Posted - 2006.10.03 08:06:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Zodiaq on 03/10/2006 08:09:21
Hey, my drones problem are not lag-related... I mean these problems happen even when game goes smooooth... but yes, these happen more often when there are over 20k 'capsuleers'... and I'm not the only one feeling lags...

And about info about drone health - this is obvius for me that I should have real drone info after r-clicking on my drones (from overview) and choosing 'show info'... I know these are minor issues and many ppl got used to it... but that doesn't mean this should stay this way as I think when we can get good info from fited modules we should be able to get such info for drones - concerning our skils etc...

And one notice about damage - when You want to send few different drones to attack ship, computing damage they made is not easy... and during tight sittuations there is no time, that's why there should be info about damage inflicted by drones... and for pvp fight when other player can have different hardeners this info also would be very useful

syphurous
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2006.10.03 11:25:00 - [5]
 

I feel drones should be opposite your other weapons, instead of charges left, health bars below each one. Then clicking them gets them to "fire" ( attack selected target ) just like your turrets / launchers. There's more than enough room there, chat windows can be placed at the top left if not already ( I seem to move mine to the bottom left ).

Zodiaq
Gallente
Posted - 2006.10.03 11:43:00 - [6]
 

This might a difficult and lead to many problems as may release different drones each time - so which places they should occupy (You know, allowing it to be dynamic might cause confusion)? For example vexor has 75m3 for drones, which gives a lot of options: should I take 5 light drones and 5 medium? Or only 3 heavy... and if u choose first option u can launch them in many different combination - 3medium and 2 lights, 5 lights or... but I agree that drones should be moved from overview as they take too much space there - if u're in gang and has 5 released drones You just can't see all important information, or end up with very short overview or gang members list... and that can lead to dangerous situations... would be great to be able to place each of these windows in different place, but that already been mentioned in other threads...

Shinzann
Dead poets society
The Laughing Men
Posted - 2006.10.04 14:15:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Shinzann on 04/10/2006 14:15:44
Originally by: Barrick Stormsworn

The biggest drone complaint I've read is that drones just sit there when you DC, so people that get CTDd lose millions of ISK worth of drones. That's a huge problem, though not one I've thought of a solution to... so I just don't fly a carrier ;-) I'll stick with my battleship, thank you very much.


I haven't lost millions of ISK yet, but I do miss those Valkyrie II drones something fierce. Crying or Very sad

The M'hael
Posted - 2006.10.05 13:11:00 - [8]
 

My biggest complaint about drones is that 1 time in 5, I'll order them to attack a specific target, and they'll wander all over the freaking place attacking anything and everything else hostile and completely ignore the called target. How am I supposed to focus my damage and break a tank if my damage is MWDing off to a target 40km from where it should be going??


 

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