Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Droids can, however, be healed either by other droids or by repair kits. I wouldn't mind having a use for all these repair kit schematics I've got littering my schematic list...Ivory wrote: ↑Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 amThe problem with droids in DE is they don't have the game systems in place to create the same type of creatures BEs can make. Also droids can't be healed by stimpacks (or doctors)....making them pretty much useless in actual combat (especially in higher end game).
If we can demolish a droid's tanking ability by nerfing armor, why can't we buff them to a competitive level? Nobody sane (I must emphasize 'sane' there... I've built combat droids for people, and even used combat modules as stuffing when I ran out of ideas on my trapping probot) uses combat modules right now, and even a fully-armored droid will be inferior to an armored player/creature. If it has no purpose, then either it should be removed or given a new purpose, right?An actual creature from a BE blows droids out of the water in terms of combat. Though droids are nice for their extra utility currently (storage, mobile wound healing, harvesting, and so on). But their medium armor was destroyed on this server to mean nothing.
Actually, all of that together means you'll be seeing the crazier min-maxers running around with rancors and kimogilas - and a shitty little combat droid on top of that, because the extra 100 DPS matters to them.Then you have the problem where DE droids don't count towards 'additional pets" of CH (or operate under the CL restrictions).
All of that together means in actual combat you will be seeing people running around with creatures, rancors, kimogillas.....and very rarely using a droid in battle.
No argument here, though I'm not 100% sure how you'd choose their weapon. It might almost be worth making a 'Commander' skill of some kind (or rolling it into Squad Leader, I suppose...) that allowed you to recruit, outfit and use NPCs like that...But even setting aside droids....even just allowing BEs to make humanoid companions would completely change the scene of combat. Instead of rancors running in, you would have a wookie with a hammer. The difference in "star wars feel" would be huge from just some extra unique skins.