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Bhender
Amarr
Languid Technologies Ltd.
Posted - 2008.05.01 16:02:00 - [1]
 

I heard this was broken and effectively does nothing - is that the case?

FT Diomedes
Gallente
Factio Paucorum
Posted - 2008.05.01 16:24:00 - [2]
 

Doesn't it affect sentry drones?

Kyreax
Gallente
Neuronix
Posted - 2008.05.01 18:43:00 - [3]
 

What?

Where did you "hear" this?

Bhender
Amarr
Languid Technologies Ltd.
Posted - 2008.05.01 18:52:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Kyreax
What?

Where did you "hear" this?


I don't recall, to be honest - but the story was pretty much that drones orbit their target at a set range, which has nothing to do with their own range, and hence increasing their range does very little, if anything.

I guess I am not really sure if the skill would be useful even if the drones orbitted at the weapons optimal range.

Kyreax
Gallente
Neuronix
Posted - 2008.05.01 19:26:00 - [5]
 

As far as I know it works as intended.

The sharpshooting offsets the higher speed, then they orbit from a farther distance.

Looking at "Show Info" on the drones is what's broken. It doesn't update.

Liadan Khanum
Gallente
Dragon Armed Mercenary Escort Squadron
Posted - 2008.05.01 20:42:00 - [6]
 

It is needed for and allows training of sentry drones.
So at least the skill pre-req thins is working correctly.
Don't know if the in game affects are applied.

Jurgen Cartis
Caldari
Interstellar Corporation of Exploration
Posted - 2008.05.02 03:56:00 - [7]
 

It works, and does marvels with Sentry Drones. Pretty pointless on Lights/Mediums/Heavies though, as their optimal is a paltry 1000m (yeah, the same as Frigate Autocannons).

Get it to IV though, as its needed to train Sentries, and 200m extra optimal on the other Drones certainly won't hurt you.

Excalibolg
Posted - 2008.05.06 10:35:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Excalibolg on 06/05/2008 10:36:47
Actually, what I think you're talking about is Drone Navigation not Sharpshooting. I remember hearing that it was broken and if you get too high (5 maybe) light drones go too fast for their targeting speed or something along those lines.

Estel Arador
Posted - 2008.05.06 11:01:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Excalibolg
Edited by: Excalibolg on 06/05/2008 10:36:47
Actually, what I think you're talking about is Drone Navigation not Sharpshooting. I remember hearing that it was broken and if you get too high (5 maybe) light drones go too fast for their targeting speed or something along those lines.


That was fixed some time ago.

Mr Krosis
Gallente
The humble Crew
Posted - 2008.05.06 12:57:00 - [10]
 

To clarify, Drone Sharpshooting is not broke, it does exactly what it says it does.

Drone optimal range has nothing to do with drone orbit range.

Drones do in fact have an "orbit radius" stat if you look in one of the online item databases, but in reality they orbit slightly outside of that range due to agility.

Bhender
Amarr
Languid Technologies Ltd.
Posted - 2008.05.06 13:55:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Mr Krosis
To clarify, Drone Sharpshooting is not broke, it does exactly what it says it does.

Drone optimal range has nothing to do with drone orbit range.

Drones do in fact have an "orbit radius" stat if you look in one of the online item databases, but in reality they orbit slightly outside of that range due to agility.


OK, but does it do anything a player would actually desire it to do?

And if so, what?

Bronson Hughes
ADVANCED Combat and Engineering
Posted - 2008.05.06 15:15:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Bhender

OK, but does it do anything a player would actually desire it to do?

And if so, what?


Training it to level IV is required for the use of Sentry Drones. Training it to V gets you the max range you can get out of your Sentry Drones.

Technically it will help with other drones as well if they're chasing a target or orbiting very fast, but since the optimal range on non-Sentry Drones is so small, it's not a huge benefit.

Kusha'an
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.05.06 16:40:00 - [13]
 

It also allows you to fit a drone nav computer, which makes your drones go zoom.

Fulbert
Gallente
Posted - 2008.05.06 16:58:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Kusha'an
It also allows you to fit a drone nav computer, which makes your drones go zoom.


No m8, it's Drone Navigation IV for Drone Nav. Computer :)
Drone Sharpshooting allows Omnidirectionnal Tracking link


 

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