Originally by: SystemaX1
I was out mineing the other day in poinen and a recon ship showed up in the belt and i swear the person had 50 light scout drones hovering around him.
so im wondering how you can control more than 5 drones
This is one of those rare 'proof or stfu' cases tbh..
Issue 1: only fighters can warp, drones can't, so if the recon ship showed up and had 50 light drones hovering around it and it was solo, then all those drones had to be his.
Issue 2: amarr recon has 150m^3 drone space which means 30 light drones max in drone bay.
Issue 3: There are currently on TQ 9 ship types with the ability to control more than 5 drones (carriers, motherships and the guardian vexor) of which the motherships can field 25 max.
Basically the way you might have seen this wrong is a little something I sometimes do: launch drones and abandon control, an amarr recon with only light drones could do this until there are 25 'dead' drones and 5 'live' drones around him. Why? Who knows, boredom perhaps, but still if he's solo 30 is the max. Even then he can only control 5..