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Post  Red-Rocket on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:37 pm

Alot of people have ben doing 5v5s because 1. not enough people sometimes (understandable) 2. simply for the ai drone, (last two people are out.=( ) we should reduce the cost of the first drone so that people can get it more quickly and not rely on lobby drones and will ultimantly make the game more enjoyable
The drone should cost 100 yellow 20 green. then the next is 250 yellow 50 green, 300 yellow 60 green ect.....
It just makes it so refine can get taken up once upgrades start taking to affect and minerals are just flooding in and at that point you are almost ready to get a refining drone now that it is much more viable to get early
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Post  DumbMarine on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:28 am

IMO if people want to do 5v5s that's their choice. I think the actual issue is the reason folks are wanting to have an AI: refining is boring. I don't disagree. If we made refining less boring this problem would be solved.

Making drones cheaper is risky balance-wise because drones literally add another player to your team. Miner AI will improve and I believe there will be future uses for AI as well (such as an AI that pings). Not to mention the benefits AI bring when boarding is implemented.

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Post  Red-Rocket on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:20 pm

Ok, as of now however i feel that 250 yellow 50 green is way to expensive for a first drone, you haft to really go out of your way to get the drone, refining atm is boring and i dont see how it will change. let it be 125 yellow 25 green so its viable to get and frees a player up.
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Post  Caladbolg on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:24 pm

In 5v5 we have an AI refine, in 6v6 I just ask someone I trust to refine. Having a second person on board in case of attack is quite helpful. Yes refining is boring but just get him to do some second job like pinging and weapon if a wraith gets to close.

Refining is fine to me, drone cost too.
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Post  Tempest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 pm

refiners always have the secondary job of deploying the corvette when enemies are inbound, they also see the minerals coming in before the upgrader does so they can give more effecient instruction to miners on what they need to send and stop sending, but yeah the first drone could be discounted, i still wouldnt buy it.
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Post  Red-Rocket on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:46 pm

at the begining it doesnt matter but when the miner upgrades start taking effect and minerals start rolling in the upgrader is almost always on the upgrade console and the nav/refiner might be in corvette or constantly on weps or piloting, the drone will allow that transition from early to mid easier
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Post  Caladbolg on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:26 pm

getting a drone with the price of 250/50 is situational, I like that

if its lowered, it wont even be a question : everyone will get a drone
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Post  Red-Rocket on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:27 pm

everyone gets a drone in the first place if theres no drone to begine with
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Post  Caladbolg on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:41 pm

I dont when I rush.
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Post  Tempest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:01 pm

i personally like the idea of a spare drone in 6v6's due to the new science console needing attention and there being so many different things to do as well as 5 ships usable at start, it would allow for an extra player to be out in space at a time. But im not sure how that opinion would work into the cost/availability of the ai to do that job. id like to see more people out in space in a 6v6 if thats what they want to do, the spare manpower on deck would also come in handy for multiple things.
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Post  Tempest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:02 pm

id be willing to bet corinthian and players like him would not spend the money on the drone in a 6v6 even if it were lowered, the minerals have other places to be that take more priority over having an ai transfer your unrefined goods. even if it were made cheaper i wouldn't do it unless the enemy team had too many combat ships on us at once, and we needed the extra man, but even then id just have him halt refining and go to the defense.
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