i don’t find them op, but I mention again, removing their ability to take out beacon-drones by themselves would reduce the amount of abuse greatly in higher tiers. they should not be used to take out all drones on a beacon.
also, the small drone never had spread, afaik, it was the big one.
That’s not so rare, also NERW do poop his drone every time he dogfight. Btw i’m not concerned about drones being OP, much more concerned about the fact that they are “cheap” and no skill, also the “u win more battle” it’s not true at all since i try to play for the team and if the team are almost all tacklers i already know i’ve lost the match.
hm, the cheap argument is however hard to judge. it’s like with mines, some people just put out the mine somewhere (actually they create a private minefield most usually), hope you run into it, others trick you with careful lying laying, a sentry drone planted with the right timing and angle, to trick the enemy to avoid your main gun but run into the drone, still needs skill and practice, believe me. popping the drone once you as tackler are 7km or sth away from it still sounded like an adequate solution imho, since at least it would punish cruise pooping.
I do agree, that it is quite annoying if overused, and of course, a seasoned tackler would not use it as his main weapon - i guess maybe my drone on my katana does 10% of the killing at best - but I also don’t think, the rant should be about seasoned players which abuse the mechanic.
it might also help, if the sentry drone actually has to lock you (even if it is an insta lock), so you are aware of something targeting you, or a similar icon for drone hazard, like to missile warning icon maybe, with a small audio effect, since humans react faster to sound, than to visual input, and it might help in a dogfight. (I do not mean another ongoing beep beep, just some short static sound with a drone theme once you are in range of drones), which only displays, if there are no missiles locked on you)