Upcoming Changes to Drone Aggression

@CCP_Paradox - Is your development team currently aware of the fact this “maintenance of the criticality” only applies to nullsec? (aka currently pvp autoattack only applies to nullsec; assuming CCP in their infinite wisdom simply remove NPC code and ignore the crimewatch interference with pvp code)
Also, is the player base sufficiently aware that ‘assist’ & ‘guard’ will no longer work for “NPC killing activities”?

speaking for a friend who still plays this game and is subbed.

looking on the ‘bright’ side, at least we won’t have to worry about those annoying times when rats aggress on you before you launch drones. NOW ALL THE TIME WILL BE THAT TIME. LOL

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I think this is a good change.

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i think ur a cutie

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This isn’t a fix. If regular anomaly sites weren’t a boring grind, people wouldn’t afk/bot run them. Make sites more interactive, and worth more. Not by removing or modifying tools capsuleers use, but by changing the content itself.

The current anomalies are simple. Warp in, kill rats. There’s no objective structures, no acceleration gates, no dead drops, nothing but shooting squares.

Drones are already buggy as all hell. I’d prefer if they didn’t get worse.

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good changes, noraus said otherwise (jk)

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It’s also simple to press F.

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While I am primarily a PVPer, and this change won’t effect me much, I don’t like it. It makes Drones far worse at dealing with rats, and the PVE content already sucks why would you make it more tedious? This isn’t making it harder after all, just trying to kill players with the tedium of PVE isn’t exactly engaging gameplay.

If you want to solve the problem of PVE being bad this isn’t it. If you want to make people click alot more, I guess good job.

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So basicly what you do is make ratting less attractive to real players while chaning nothing for bots and therefore making botting more attractive?

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You should have to be at your keyboard actively playing if you want to make isk, not afk with 1 input every 30 mins

Based change

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Good change

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good change, but what do you think about making it so, that drones set to aggressive still attack npc’s that use ecm or sensor damps? Otherwhise this would have a huge impact on serpentis/guristas sites.

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I am the director of a thousand member corp and I am very disappointed with Nullsec’s change.

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Below this comment you will find immense salt deposits

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Funny, coming from an F1 monkey in null.

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Since I came back I’ve often wondered if you guys are purposefully trying to close the game…its obvious you guys dont play the game. This isnt how you fix boring content.

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well well well… could you be fair with community and finally diclare that you don’t need PVE players in this game?

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EVE will die in the hands of a CCP product manager

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At least they press F1.

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so now you cant afk ishtar… dont do it and also dont care. What i want to know is how is this suppose to stop bots? if they auto warp when neutral enters system i am sure they can bash the f key…

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bots programs will require only new function, to aggress a target

It will hit only normal players…
make that gameplay more attractive for normal ppl

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