Learn this one must-know trick with your radial menu!

(Mo Skor) #1

Like my click-bait title, lol?

I’ve been playing on and off for 3 years, and am embarrassed that I just found this out…

If you open up the radial menu, your selections for Warp To (distance from), Stay at (distance), and Orbit (distance) can all be modified by holding down your left mouse button and dragging your cursor out from the center of the radial menu. Try it. If you found this out on your own within a week of playing Eve, I hate you. o7

(Keno Skir) #2

Think that might be new. Either way i think there are only about 3 or 4 people in the game who use the radial menu so I doubt many have noticed at all.

(Shiloh Templeton) #3

Thanks, I use radial menu frequently for dock and orbit.

(Boldly Gone) #4

2.5 months :slight_smile: Got a hint by a veteran, but still don’t use that feature for distance adjusting.

So it’s me and 3 others? :wink:
For drone micromanagement it’s quite handy.

(Keno Skir) #5

Could you elaborate on that for me?

(Chance Ravinne) #6

Radial menu is awesome for a lot of things. For instance, when you’re landing from warp and you want to re-warp as soon as it’s available. The little highlight letting you know you can warp as soon as you release M1 is so satisfying.

(Keno Skir) #7

Isn’t that the same but slightly slower than spamming the warp button?

(Boldly Gone) #8

If I want one drone to perform a particular task, I’m quickest with the mouse. If I want them to return or attack together, “shift + r” and “f” is better of course. The one by one returning by drag and drop didn’t always work when I needed it to be quick (i.e. if I stay a little bit too long on the drone with left click pressed). But because I like to send my salvage drones to different spots in a particular order, I like the radio button.
I’m pretty sure there are even better ways, but for the moment I’m fine.

(Keno Skir) #9

Yeah fair enough had never really had a need to play with the radial. I only realised the default range setting bit by accident the other day. In fact, pretty much every time I’ve ever looked at the radial menu has been an accident while trying to do something useful.

(Chance Ravinne) #10

If you’re asking me whether randomly spamming a button is more responsive than submitting a single, perfectly timed input, I’d say no.

Are you talking about the Warp To button in the Selected Item window? Because I don’t believe you can use that for certain things, like warping to corp bookmarks in space.

(Keno Skir) #11

Yeah that is what i was asking. I was wondering if the slight delay between being able to target and the radial telling you that you can now target would make it slightly slower than just spamming the warp button (yeah selected item) very rapidly. I appreciate the difference would be either nothing or 1 second so it’s really just semantics. And yeah you’re correct about bookmarks, fair point.

Also, if you specify “perfectly timed” then contextually you make yourself correct. But in EvE, perfectly timed is actually really hard to do. That’s where i think the spamming might pull ahead because you may be more likely to get the command in “same tick” than by attempting one “perfectly timed” input.

Cheers anyway :slight_smile:

(system) #12

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