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StinkEye McNuttz
Posted - 2009.11.25 01:02:00 - [1]
 

I would like to see a new command for drones that would allow a pilot to instruct his/her drones to orbit a "target" without actually engaging it in combat. That would make it quicker to engage in combat if it becomes neccessary, It could also be used to trick a pilot into firing on me at an inappropriate time/place.

Jason Edwards
Internet Tough Guy
Spreadsheets Online
Posted - 2009.11.25 02:52:00 - [2]
 

I R CONFUZE.

For some reason I get it. But I dont.

It's potentially possible... but really? what use is it? Is there a use for this? 0.0? Might as well just attack. lowsec? might as well just attack. highsec? might as well just attack... if not just scare them off.

Xiao LoPan
Posted - 2009.11.25 04:40:00 - [3]
 

could be useful for dealing with can flippers or other types of games in high sec,
but if we were to get new drone commands i'd rather get a "launch undamaged drones" command.

Bunyip
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.11.25 05:59:00 - [4]
 

I agree with this. There have been a few times I've wanted my drones to go to a certain ship, whether to be near an opponent if he makes an aggressive move or to fly toward the enemy that's out of range so they'll be able to attack quicker when he gets in range. Approach would be a good term, but orbit is also acceptable.

Supported.

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2009.11.25 15:44:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Xiao LoPan
could be useful for dealing with can flippers or other types of games in high sec


Agreed. Supported.

Originally by: Xiao LoPan
but if we were to get new drone commands i'd rather get a "launch undamaged drones" command.


Why should that be a command? It should be the default behaviour.

Avoida
Posted - 2009.11.25 18:07:00 - [6]
 

OH yeah...will support this.

Fille Balle
Ballbreakers R us

Posted - 2009.11.25 18:46:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Bunyip
I agree with this. There have been a few times I've wanted my drones to go to a certain ship, whether to be near an opponent if he makes an aggressive move or to fly toward the enemy that's out of range so they'll be able to attack quicker when he gets in range. Approach would be a good term, but orbit is also acceptable.

Supported.


Or, mmaybe to keep drones close to a buddy without engaging any hostiles until you say so. If you set them to support they'll engage as soon as something agresses. In some cases you might not want that.

/Support

Grideris
Gallente
Fleet Coordination Command
Fleet Coordination Coalition
Posted - 2009.11.26 03:45:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Fille Balle
Or, mmaybe to keep drones close to a buddy without engaging any hostiles until you say so. If you set them to support they'll engage as soon as something agresses. In some cases you might not want that.

/Support


They already have something like this - the assist and guard commands.
Still, I support this.

Beau Heem
draketrain

Posted - 2009.11.26 09:36:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Beau Heem on 26/11/2009 09:36:58
Not a bad idea per se. I can see this come in handy in many situations.

However (and I dunno if this is a positive or negative in the end), we'd see more people fitting smartbomb(s) - effectively countering the usability of such a command.

I would like to see smartbombs used more, so if for no other reason, the OP gets my support

EDIT: spelling

Vuoto
Posted - 2009.11.27 01:03:00 - [10]
 

ehehe yeah so i can let my drones take the aggro and send them to orbit around a cargo 100km away and kill all the NPC without problems........ yeahhhh EASY!

Beau Heem
draketrain
Posted - 2009.11.27 02:11:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Vuoto
ehehe yeah so i can let my drones take the aggro and send them to orbit around a cargo 100km away and kill all the NPC without problems........ yeahhhh EASY!


wait, what, you actually have or suppose the OP has problems in dealing with NPCs?

trolls are fun, but trolling the untrollable equals failing at failing (FaF™ - analogous only to FoF missiles).

In case you are serious; do you think you actually kill NPCs? Do they not respawn? Or is it beyond your comprehension that drones can engage in PvP combat, too.

Bashing The Leak (=vuoto in Finnish) aside, still supporting the OP as much as in my previous post


 

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