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Maint drone required playtime

Postby toadtheloser » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:13 pm #599041

Headadmins please reduce this, requiring 40 hours as a silicon to play as a maintenance drone is insane. That's more hours required than playing as an AI, something that has a much bigger impact on the station.



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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby dragomagol » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:09 pm #599045

This sounds fair; drones are mechanically restricted in a lot of ways that will prevent easy grief too. Maybe something like 15 hours silicon?
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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby Misdoubtful » Sun May 02, 2021 3:26 pm #599274

In the very least maybe the same amount of hours as AI?
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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby Tlaltecuhtli » Sun May 02, 2021 7:41 pm #599283

i ve played 200h of tg after merge and 1 round of cev eris and guess what i saw a drone in cev eris but none on tg

i think this shows how bad are these drones nerfed might as well give them back some playability until it fine tunes to fun to be one without griefness

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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby Omega_DarkPotato » Thu May 06, 2021 2:53 am #599523

I think a bigger issue is that nobody builds em.
I've seen them around twice? (once was when I was a drone) out of a good 10-12? rounds.
People either
A) don't know about em
B) don't care about em
C) aren't interested in putting in the time to make em, apparently.

This, combined with the already-stated issue that you've gotta have 40 hours in a job that apparently most people don't enjoy, results in these lil buddies not really appearing. A shame, since I love seeing them scurry around.


EDIT: to make my point a bit clearer, since after a re-read, I can't understand it either:
I think there's more than just a playtime issue to be tweaked for drones to really "come back" - right now they're kind of nonexistent when they seem like they'd be a decent solution to a lot of minor station integrity issues.
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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby toadtheloser » Thu May 06, 2021 3:17 am #599525

Omega_DarkPotato wrote:I think a bigger issue is that nobody builds em.
I've seen them around twice? (once was when I was a drone) out of a good 10-12? rounds.
People either
A) don't know about em
B) don't care about em
C) aren't interested in putting in the time to make em, apparently.

This, combined with the already-stated issue that you've gotta have 40 hours in a job that apparently most people don't enjoy, results in these lil buddies not really appearing. A shame, since I love seeing them scurry around.


EDIT: to make my point a bit clearer, since after a re-read, I can't understand it either:
I think there's more than just a playtime issue to be tweaked for drones to really "come back" - right now they're kind of nonexistent when they seem like they'd be a decent solution to a lot of minor station integrity issues.


I wouldn't say the playtime is the main issue, but it seems to be the catalyst. The cycle of not printing them since nobody can play them, to people forgetting that they're a feature, and then they fall into obscurity.

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Re: Maint drone required playtime

Postby JJRcop » Tue May 11, 2021 5:42 pm #599948

I didn't know this thread existed but it was changed to 14 hours as silicon in the codebase, and the headmins are fine with that. (Haven't overridden it)
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