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Hammer Judge
Southern Cross Incorporated
Angels Of Discord
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:28:00 - [1]
 

I've never seen an elite ("named") NPC spawn in the dronelands.
Is this a bug or working as intended.

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:37:00 - [2]
 

A bug? There are no 'elite' ones Laughing

What did you expect? Officer drones?...

Isn't the rediculous amount of minerals you can obtain enough? Smile

Vodka Neat
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:44:00 - [3]
 

You just need to know where to look. So I would say working as intended.

R'olyat
Gallente
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:50:00 - [4]
 

I want a faction drone damnit

RisenPhoenix
Shadowyn Corp.
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:56:00 - [5]
 

With mineral prices dropping like mad drone regions aren't as profitable as they should be, also drones aren't very challanging.... having things spiced up a bit would be nice.

Ask Unbeatable
Krazny Oktyabr Revolyutsiya
Posted - 2007.07.24 23:57:00 - [6]
 

The new plexes are fun out here Smile

Clorthos
Gallente
The Maverick Navy
Posted - 2007.07.25 00:10:00 - [7]
 

Faction drone spawns that i have seen have been "Sentient ......" bs sized ship had no alloy and about 20 mil in tech 2 salvage.

2 spawns in over 80 scanner encoutner plexes. The alloys dropping have been about 17-30% less than normal belt rats, is that intended?

Hammer Judge
Southern Cross Incorporated
Angels Of Discord
Posted - 2007.07.25 00:27:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Hammer Judge on 25/07/2007 00:27:58
Originally by: Clorthos
Faction drone spawns that i have seen have been "Sentient ......" bs sized ship had no alloy and about 20 mil in tech 2 salvage.

2 spawns in over 80 scanner encoutner plexes. The alloys dropping have been about 17-30% less than normal belt rats, is that intended?



That's consistent with what I've heard from another plex hunters - the 'sentient' drones are very very rare, and their benefit is offset by the overall much lower drop rate on the normal NPCs in there. Perhaps 'sentient'/commander/elite have got the wrong spawn % rate on it? Bug?

Why not a few elites in the ABs once in a while too? Is their absence intended or a bug?

Ephemeron
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.07.25 00:37:00 - [9]
 

I think there should be "commander" type drones that drop faction drones, where faction drones are 20% better than tech 2

That would add nice rewards

El'essar Viocragh
Minmatar
Meltdown Luftfahrttechnik
Posted - 2007.07.25 00:43:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Clorthos
Faction drone spawns that i have seen have been "Sentient ......" bs sized ship had no alloy and about 20 mil in tech 2 salvage.

2 spawns in over 80 scanner encoutner plexes. The alloys dropping have been about 17-30% less than normal belt rats, is that intended?
Alloys: Encounters use mission-type rats, not belt ones. So reduced alloys for drones and reduced bounty for pirate NPCs.

- Drone commanders spawns: yes, Sentient. But your 20mil are way off. I've had up to 8 cap consoles (the t2 melted cap thingies) from one.

Hammer Judge
Southern Cross Incorporated
Angels Of Discord
Posted - 2007.07.25 01:55:00 - [11]
 

Are those melted cap things worth much?

William Hamilton
Caldari
Endless Destruction
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2007.07.25 01:59:00 - [12]
 

^Not the melted ones, the intact ones though....


Also, elite drones are "strain"

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2007.07.25 02:11:00 - [13]
 

melted cap goes for around 500k, so for rig parts thats rather good

the cap consoles however go for far more and are worth quite a bit (20+ mil last i checked)

Hammer Judge
Southern Cross Incorporated
Angels Of Discord
Posted - 2007.07.25 03:54:00 - [14]
 

Be nice to know if we are supposed to have some of them in the asteroid belts, or not, and whether the spawn rate within Plexes is right (or too low).


 

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