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Jevuner Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:22am
Where to find and buy drones???
Please help.
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Gary Dozer Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:23am 
Drone vendor. You can ask directions for certain traders just from any NPC you meet
Black Raven Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:25am 
I cant verify but....
Originally posted by Tom Joad:
Same problem here
Edit: Found some Trojan Drone to buy in Zone AL.VA.5 (Schlot in german edition)
Retrying the Mission now
Blackdragon Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:27am 
Drone merchants usually hang out at Repair spots (marked by a wrench icon).

Each drone type comes in several models (marks). Not every vendor has all models or even types available. It makes sense to buy the best ones, since the difference in price is more than offset by the stat improvement. However, good drones are very expensive, so be sure to search for cheaper prices. I bought my Intrepids Mk2 for about 120k apiece from a certain lizard trader.

Also, if you plan to use drones in combat, be aware of 2 things:

1. When you are flying a player-controlled drone, the Skunk with its impressive weaponry and shields just sits idle doing nothing. So you're basically changing a more powerful, slower ship for a less powerful, slightly faster one.

2. AI-controlled drones take a long time to return to your ship once the fight is over. You can't command them to return, they have to decide it themselves, and they take some damn time with it.

All in all, I wouldn't bother with drones and just focus on upgrading the Skunk.
Last edited by Blackdragon; Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:30am
Jevuner Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:28am 
Originally posted by CV Gary Dozer:
Drone vendor. You can ask directions for certain traders just from any NPC you meet
All NPC's I meet answer just <go away> when I'm ask about direction.
Blackdragon Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:31am 
Originally posted by Jevuner:
Originally posted by CV Gary Dozer:
Drone vendor. You can ask directions for certain traders just from any NPC you meet
All NPC's I meet answer just <go away> when I'm ask about direction.

That means there's no drone vendors in that section of the space station. Keep searching in other sections. Check the repair platforms first.
Mr Geek Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:58am 
You have to buy a drone as part of one mission task early in the Campaign. I highly recommned playing the campaign tasks until they begin to set you free. It's easy stuff and is well worth the time. There is a LOT of new stuff, cool stuff that you will miss if you just take off flying around thinking this is a typical X game of the past. I bought my Assassin Drone from a Drone Dealer standing on a platform to the left side of the center area to complete the "Buy an Assassin Drone" task. I am not in game right now and I don't remember the location name, but it was a little after getting the Rahana freighter, after hiring a captain and defense officer for that same ship. You get that ship as another freebe from doing the Campaign.
Last edited by Mr Geek; Nov 16, 2013 @ 6:59am
SGT R Lee Ermey Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:18am 
Quick question drones w hen you put them on defense of your ship does AI take care of it or do you need pilots in your crew to man them?
alothompson Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:27am 
I found it annoying that I could equip the skunk with a minning laser but I cant buy a colleting drone for her, making minning a worthless endeavor until you buy a minning ship to add to your squad. Severley limits gameplay options for making money at the start.
SGT R Lee Ermey Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:28am 
What? you mean we use the laser and ships collect the ore?
alothompson Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:30am 
yeah. We use the laser and then 'tag' the ore for another ship to collect.
SGT R Lee Ermey Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:35am 
I got my trojan right up to the target to hack but it wont actually allow me to hack anything.. anyone have trouble with this mission?
SGT R Lee Ermey Nov 16, 2013 @ 8:08am 
NVM
exodore_2000 Jun 4 @ 12:49pm 
So is it a known bug where you buy drones for youre capital and they are never placed inside? I bought some in DHA and now I can't even pull up the capital ship in the ship dealer menu anymore. Also my Captain can not accept any new orders and I can't swap out captains those commands are now grayed out.
Set-115689 Jun 4 @ 1:26pm 
Originally posted by exodore_2000:
So is it a known bug where you buy drones for youre capital and they are never placed inside? I bought some in DHA and now I can't even pull up the capital ship in the ship dealer menu anymore. Also my Captain can not accept any new orders and I can't swap out captains those commands are now grayed out.


Wait an hour or so and the transaction should go through.If you try to work around it you might bug the ship dealer and will have to sell both the captain and ship that bugged the shipyard to clear its queue. It happened to me.
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Set-115689 Jun 4 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by SGT R Lee Ermey:
Quick question drones w hen you put them on defense of your ship does AI take care of it or do you need pilots in your crew to man them?

No crew member controls fighter drones on the skunk it's just drone ai. Press the ability menu key (I rebound mine so I have no idea what the default is) and select smart defense. Your fighters will then launch and attack/defend. Like defensive setting on a ship. Wait 2 minutes after enemies are destroyed for your drones to redock or they get bugged. Don't dock or leave the sector etc... The bug is your drones are left behind but they show as being in your drone bay. When you try to launch them again nothing will launch. If this happens you will need to sell the bugged drones and buy new ones. Shield drones are probably the most powerful drones in the game and fighter drones are expensive and die. Might be better to get shield drones. With 8 shield drones to cycle you are pretty much indestructable.
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