As other players, I do like Eve Online, and from the start of the game I’ve always loved to play with drones. It’s really nice that there is some ships with a bonuses to them, but also there is not so much options for drones, and this is a bit depressing.
Right now you only can do two things with them, attack or call back to drone bay, and that’s all you can do with them.
It’s quite simple to handle them, that’s true, so the new players can use them easily, but when you get used to game, it’s becomes boring. At least some new mechanics would be great!
For example, there is an option Focus Fire for drones, but it didn’t change combat behavior. If you tell drones to attack one target, they will attack all enemy like this until battle ends, but if you manually tell them to attack different target that’s what they’ll do till battle ends, no matter Focus Fire on/off.
Why don’t you add some patterns for drones behavior? Strict Focus Fire, Split attack (one drone on one target), or manually make a group of launched drones who will attack one type of enemy. For example you launch 5 drones, 2 of them will only attack Frigates and Destroyers, 3 other will attack cruisers and battle cruisers only, etc. Also some additional interface would be nice, like a new window with action buttons to control drones in space!
I have a lot of ideas, but I don’t actually know if you’ll even read this post, so I do look forward for any replies about it, so I can make some examples to show you them, and you can tell me and everyone is it possible or not.
I hope this post can get some attention, and this theme can grow to make some changes to Eve.