Ryanide and Madness. ¬_¬ Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:48am
drone ships
where can I find a flora ship to take down?
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Ryanide and Madness. ¬_¬ Aug 10, 2013 @ 11:04am 
or a big brother ships?
Troppamus Aug 10, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
Should be able to first find Flora ships in level 25-35 systems specialising in science. They will be civilian only, so you may need to attack civilian bases or do missions that attack civilian targets. If you don't find them in that level range, try higher.

Big brother ships are 30+ ships. I *think* they were UTA ships. They are one of the last ones the UTA resorts to before using huge ships, so you may have to go to systems closer to the core worlds to get them. I'm pretty sure I remember them frequently being gate guards, so thats why I'm calling them UTA ships.
Ryanide and Madness. ¬_¬ Aug 10, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
thanks so much.
Arver Anteos Aug 11, 2013 @ 2:55am 
Another idea is to get them from zombies. They appear at random in (of course) infested systems, no need to attack either UTA or CIV bases or do missions where you do so. You can also more easily get Bounty Hunter ships from zombies. To make it easier, get both the UTA and CIV bases on at least Like for relations, that way you'll have a bit of a buffer between you and the zombies. Much less risk that way.
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Ryanide and Madness. ¬_¬ Aug 11, 2013 @ 10:18am 
White Spirit Jul 24 @ 6:39am 
To not make another thread - drone ships seem kinda lackluster to me.

With both 5 tech in drones and missiles, and using The Pelican as a missile platform with 2 huge torpedos + 3 small missiles, and using The Big Brother ship with huge torpedo, large cannon and drones, Pelican probably deals 3-4 times more damage.
Plus it has a ton of utility slots, while Big Brother has one.

Drones can be used to deal with smaller ships, but your AI support ships can already do this as well. Against class 4 or 5 ships drones don't really do anything, they repair hull faster than drones damage them.

Haven't yet tried Sunspot since I don't have access to it, at least it has 3 drone bays instead of 1 + booster slots.
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FDru Jul 27 @ 12:53pm 
Drones seem doomed to be useless in the players hands, because if they were stronger then they would be impossible to deal with when enemies use them.

But as long as the enemy throws endless amounts of ships at you, and lots of them have strong point defense, then player drones will not get a chance to work like they do when enemies use them against your small fleet of ships.
Emmote Jul 28 @ 4:28am 
Drones are never as good as just using cannons or beams are.

Even with 10 in Cannons, 10 in Drones and 3 Cloaked Bomber Drones on a Sunspot, they barely scratch enemies. Even if you put Cannon Boosters on every other slot. The same can be said for Zapper Drones and Beams.

I even tried a 10 Beam, 10 Cannon Sunspot with 1 of each Cloaked Drone (Cannon, Zapper and Bomber) and that was still very meh.

I realise they're mostly meant to be support, but they're so insignificant that they're not worth the spots they're on.

You're better off just using Mass Drivers and Burst Cannons or the beam equivilent.
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