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[Rubicon 1.3] Hull Repair Drones

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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-01-30 14:38:02 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Fozzie
7o everyone.

We've got another addition ready to gather some feedback for. This one will release in a future Rubicon point release :Edit: which I now know will be called Rubicon 1.3.

We will be releasing a full line of Hull Repair Drones! We expect that these drones will be especially useful for those times when you need to rep a relatively small amount of structure damage, such as an incapped Starbase module.

There will be Hull Repair Drones in Light, Medium and Heavy sizes, both T1 and T2. Their skill requirements will follow the same pattern as Armor Rep Drones, except using the Remote Hull Repair Systems skill instead of the Remote Armor Repair Systems skill. Like other logistic drones, these will require the Repair Drone Operation skill as well as the Drones skill.
The Repair Drone Operation skill and Drone Repair Augmentor rigs will be expanded to apply their rep rate bonus to Hull Maintenance Bots as well as Armor and Shield bots.

All the drones will apply their reps every 5s, and the hull repaired per cycle for each drone will be:
Light Hull Maintenance Bot I - 6
Light Hull Maintenance Bot II - 7
Medium Hull Maintenance Bot I - 12
Medium Hull Maintenance Bot II - 16
Heavy Hull Maintenance Bot I - 30
Heavy Hull Maintenance Bot II - 36

We'll let you guys know when these hit SISI for your testing pleasure. It will be a few weeks since our testing priority right now is the new Universe Data changes that are on SISI as we speak.

Let us know what you think!
Thanks
-Fozzie

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#2 - 2014-01-30 14:39:40 UTC
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-01-30 14:41:24 UTC
Finally no need for wormhole dwellers to refit mods to rep structure damage :)

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Brave Collective
#4 - 2014-01-30 14:46:08 UTC
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

7o
#5 - 2014-01-30 14:48:06 UTC
Well, how is there any negative feedback to give about this? +1.
Ushra'Khan
#6 - 2014-01-30 14:49:37 UTC
Drone Repair Augmentors will help them as well?
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2014-01-30 14:51:17 UTC
Berluth Luthian wrote:
Drone Repair Augmentors will help them as well?


Yup

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Tactical-Retreat
#8 - 2014-01-30 14:52:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Altrue
Nice!
What will the faction of these drones be?

About their stats, I think you should reconsider the amount of reps provided by light T2. Between the T1 and T2 variation there is an increase of 6 structure hp for heavys, 4 for mediums, it should be 2 for lights, not 1.

From a percentage perspective that's an increase of 20% for Heavys, 33% for Mediums, and 17% for Lights. Would be cool to raise it to 33% (thus an increase of 2hp/5sec). It would be the higher increase, but since we're talking about light drones which repair insignificant amounts anyway, it should probably be fine. Or you could make a flat increase of 33% efifciency between T1 and T2 for all sizes and be done with it. That would leave T2 at respectively 8, 16, and 40 hp/5sec. Instead of 7, 16, and 36.

Details details I know Big smile

Kaeden Dourhand wrote:
Well, how is there any negative feedback to give about this? +1.

Fixed that for you!
That's "negative feedback"... kind of? Big smile

Another idea: Give shield and armor logistics cruisers (T1 and T2) a bonus to hull repair drones! (And remote hull repair while we are at it?) Blink

7o

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#9 - 2014-01-30 14:53:45 UTC
The only downside is that I will have to recycle my useless Tempest that was setup as a Large Hull Repping Monster.

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#10 - 2014-01-30 14:54:09 UTC
Yea it's a logical move and good idea.

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#11 - 2014-01-30 14:54:58 UTC
Yes, add more drones.
Singularity Syndicate
#12 - 2014-01-30 14:55:25 UTC
Would make sense for these to be SOE drones
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2014-01-30 14:55:57 UTC
Kaeden Dourhand wrote:
Well, how is there any negative feedback to give about this? +1.


How DARE you add content instead of... of... I dunno, we'll need to get an expert like Dinsdale on the case.

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O.U.Z.O. Alliance
#14 - 2014-01-30 14:57:46 UTC
Cool!

You have my blessing carry on Smile !

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Tactical-Retreat
#15 - 2014-01-30 14:58:17 UTC
Aurora Fatalis wrote:
Kaeden Dourhand wrote:
Well, how is there any negative feedback to give about this? +1.


How DARE you add content instead of... of... I dunno, we'll need to get an expert like Dinsdale on the case.


Some would say: How dare you create new drones instead of fixing sov! How dare you do ANYTHING instead of fixing sov? Don't even breathe! :D

Of course they would be wrong but still they could give this sort of feedback. Lol

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#16 - 2014-01-30 14:59:26 UTC
These are good I would like to see a person use them in a cool frigate 1v1 like warp you're rapier alt into a battle and set the hull reping drones onto the hull and repair the hull. for 1v1's who using booster alt does this mean that there will be new link modules like the armor links on the legion, that is what I am thinking at all said. or what are future plans for it?
RvB - BLUE Republic
#17 - 2014-01-30 15:03:33 UTC
anyone know offhand if you can assist your rep drones to a buddy, have him lock your ship, and have your rep drones repair your ship?
Tactical-Retreat
#18 - 2014-01-30 15:07:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Altrue
Nicen Jehr wrote:
anyone know offhand if you can assist your rep drones to a buddy, have him lock your ship, and have your rep drones repair your ship?


Logistic drones and ECM (or E-war in general? I don't know.) drones cannot assist anyone, they do not have the option to.

They should fix that. ECM would be easy because its an offensive mechanism. Logistics on the other hand would have to see their assist triggered, not on agression, but on reps.

Assists with logistics is a tricky part because you could then, assuming you're two players with a drone bay, use your drone bay to increase your tank, which obviously isn't something the drone bay is meant to do. At least not in another way than "shredding to pieces what's attacking you" kind of tank.

Edit: Of course, drone assist is also a broken mechanism in itself with its perfectly coordinated 4-second alpha for sentrys. But leaving it for non-sentry drones seems a viable thing to me. That's another debate though... Just don't expect any minor change do drone assist before they eventually rewamp the whole system once and for all.

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#19 - 2014-01-30 15:07:39 UTC
Yay!

Happy dance!

Ill use em to fix drones that have caught NPC aggro (and do not get home quite fast enough).

I can also see them used in incursion fleets to fix someone who did not get the needed RR quite fast enough.

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Mordus Angels
#20 - 2014-01-30 15:08:49 UTC
You have to assign repair drones manually, so no.

Nice addition though, no complaints.
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