CCP Falcon is upset because EVE players are EVE players:
Customer Support has been made aware of the use of a specific defect as a tactic in combat. The defect has to do with assigning drones to another pilot and then moving into the safety of a forcefield without having the drones deactivate or return to your dronebay.Tell you what. How about we fix this exploit by just removing drone assist from the game? How would that be?
Drone assist is only used for three damned things worth talking about anyway:
- Making it stupid-easy to multibox PvE.
- Making it stupid-easy to kill-mail whore because your lock time is slow.
- Making it stupid-easy to alpha shit right out of space because you can't be arsed to press F1 yourself, you lazy fuck.
Torfi, we'll need an artist to paint a neck-beard spaceship nerd with an orange-stained Minmatar Hurricane t-shirt and orange-stained fingers leaning back in his chair made from crushed Pepsi Max cans to be hung in the Museum of Modern Art, please.
So let's just fucking get rid of it. Those of you that like to harvest tears should be entirely with me on this one, right? More tears will result from this change than from removing ice belts. We haven't had a really good unbelievable nerf to this game for a while, so I say we're due. Drone assist needs to die die die.
That is all.
The preceding has been an important message from Jester's evil twin, Garth. The management apologizes to any and all whom Garth may have offended. Garth had a good idea once, but he couldn't find a toaster, so he took his bath without it.