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Diamond Valen
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2007.02.22 07:31:00 - [1]
 

Some things i have to say about the autopilot compared to travel manualy step by step.

When you set a destination in another solar system, for a deliver mission or to get something you bought there, you have two possibilites. Travel there with autopilot or travel manualy to each stargate and jump with rightclick on it.

But boths ways to travel has big disadvantages.

Travel with autopilot means you can turn around and watch tv at longer travels but, first it takes ages cause the autopilot leaves warp miles away from every stargate and it tages ages to fly there and second, the autopilot disengages when the last stargate is passed, i mean you set a course to the station but after the stargate it tells you "waypoint reached" wich isnt true. So you have to fly the last part manulay again.

Flying the whole way manualy enables you to warp directly in jumprange to each stargate wich makes the whole travel alot faster but sadly you have to bookmark the first stargate at transport missions cause the only missionwaypoint in the startsystem is that were you have to pick up the goods wich is kinda stupid cause you already should have picked them up before leaving the station so why do you need a waypoint for that?

The game already takes alot mechanics out of the hand of the players, you dont have to manuever the ship manualy, you dont have to target the weapons you dont have to dock manualy. I think its not needed to give it in players hand that uncomfy to travel more efficent than the autopilot does. Only my opinion, what is your?


Vir Hellnamin
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2007.02.22 07:46:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Vir Hellnamin on 22/02/2007 07:46:16

What I think is that it's good that there is not a perfect way to travel - both of the described way's have their pros and cons.

Use Autopilot-AFKing when you are not in hurry, or under war.dec ; use manual commands when in hurry or in combat ops.

But, yes there's always some use for small improvements, thus maybe this thread would receive more attention in the Features & Ideas forum-channel.

Sandeep
Posted - 2007.02.22 07:50:00 - [3]
 

You don't set an AP course to station, ever. It is always to the solar system.

Your 'bookmark the first stargate' makes no sense. There are only four possible transport missions:
Agent base --> somewhere else
somewhere else --> agent base
somewhere else --> somewhere else
and multi-leg combinations of the above

None of them require manual bookmarking. The agent provides all bookmarks.

Autopilot is already the most efficient compared to turning it off, when you are not controlling it.

Diamond Valen
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2007.02.22 08:05:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Sandeep
You don't set an AP course to station, ever. It is always to the solar system.

Your 'bookmark the first stargate' makes no sense. There are only four possible transport missions:
Agent base --> somewhere else
somewhere else --> agent base
somewhere else --> somewhere else
and multi-leg combinations of the above

None of them require manual bookmarking. The agent provides all bookmarks.

Autopilot is already the most efficient compared to turning it off, when you are not controlling it.



The "bookmarking first stargate" makes sense when you want to warp to that stargate by rightclick, missions, waypoints cause there arent listed any stargates you have to pass to reach your destination, there are only listed the stations you have to dock in each system.

Well you when you take every transport mission that serious as if it were your first or last or as if the future of your corporation would depend on your success you may read all the text and know wich is the first stargate so you can pick it form the stargate list of the system, but honestly after the 50th transport missions of a trooper, cooler or what ever to the other side of the empire, i lost a little bit attention...my fault^^

Sandeep
Posted - 2007.02.22 08:11:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Diamond Valen
The "bookmarking first stargate" makes sense when you want to warp to that stargate by rightclick, missions, waypoints cause there arent listed any stargates you have to pass to reach your destination, there are only listed the stations you have to dock in each system.


This is what I do on single-courier mission:
1) Click Details
2) Set autopilot destination
3) Accept the mission
4) Put the goods in cargo hold
5) Close the agent dialog windows
6) Undock and clear obstacles
7) Click yellow stargate, click warp, enable autopilot
8) Either go AFK or:
Disable AP during automatic jumping -> Repeat steps 7 and 8
9) At the end of AP course, right click space, and dock using agent bookmark
10) Right click agent, click Set Destination
11) Double click agent, turn in mission
12) Undock, repeat step 7 and 8

Vir Hellnamin
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2007.02.22 08:16:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Vir Hellnamin on 22/02/2007 08:13:14

(too slow on the answer)

Sandeep
Posted - 2007.02.22 08:24:00 - [7]
 

For dedicated transporting, you can also adjust your overview.

High sec, no war:
Add star gates
Remove players
Remove stations
Remove white NPCs
Remove wrecks and containers
Sort by name

Matalino
Posted - 2007.02.22 14:43:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Sandeep
For dedicated transporting, you can also adjust your overview.

High sec, no war:
Add star gates
Remove players
Remove stations
Remove white NPCs
Remove wrecks and containers
Sort by name

This works well for travelling in hi-sec. First save your current overview settings so you can get them back easily. Use the remove all button to clear your overview settings. Re-add just stargates. Save the overview settings as something like "Travel". Whenever you go on a long trip, just load the travel overview setting and it is easy to pick out destination jump points.

Diamond Valen
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2007.02.22 17:25:00 - [9]
 

Yeah, i didnt notice yet that the stargates wich are part of the autopilot are colored yellow. Now that i know that its really easy, thanks to you all ;)



 

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