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Rogue Drone Harassment [ comments: 20 ]

Enemy

Rogue Drones

Type DeadSpace
Target Kill all NPC's
Steps 2
Mission briefing We've just been informed of an official complaint from the mining division working in one of the asteroid fields in ***, about their haulers being attacked on sight by roaming rogue drones in the area. At first it started with just a few unsuccessful attacks, but the situation has worsened greatly and the hauler pilots, along with the
miners themselves, are on the verge of a strike. This is the perfect opportunity for someone like you to take care
of business and earn your reward, ***. I'll supply you with a bookmark to the location of the asteroid belt, eliminate the rogue drone threat there and then report back to me.

Mission Step # 1

Enemy

Rogue Drones

Step Type warp
Number of Spawns 5
NPC's Attack after warp no
Your Shield/Armor resists
Your Damage type

Spawn # 1
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
6 × Viral Infector Alvum 0 0 70 20 0 1300 24 54 44 34 21875 450
0 83 0 0 500 24 54 44 34
1 × Defeater Alvatis 0 0 25 88 0 800 30 60 50 40 22969 400
0 135 0 0 1800 30 60 50 40
Spawn # 2
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
7 × Devastator Alvum 0 26 0 0 20 1200 23 53 43 33 24375 450
0 135 0 0 450 23 53 43 33
Spawn # 3
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
3 × Silverfish Alvi 0 0 12 4 0 225 7 37 27 17 1500 550
550 7 37 27 17
1 × Striker Alvatis 0 0 18 63 0 1000 30 60 50 40 5000 400
2000 30 60 50 40
3 × Violator Alvum 0 18 0 36 18 1400 25 55 45 35 3500 450
550 25 55 45 35
Spawn # 4
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
6 × Viral Infector Alvum 0 0 70 20 0 1300 24 54 44 34 21875 450
0 83 0 0 500 24 54 44 34
2 × Defeater Alvatis 0 0 25 88 0 800 30 60 50 40 22969 400
0 135 0 0 1800 30 60 50 40
Spawn # 5
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
1 × Silverfish Alvi 0 0 12 4 0 225 7 37 27 17 1500 550
550 7 37 27 17
4 × Enforcer Alvatis 0 0 84 24 0 700 30 60 50 40 27969 400
0 135 0 0 1700 30 60 50 40
3 × Disintegrator Alvum 0 0 32 11 0 1500 26 56 46 36 3250 450
0 135 0 0 600 26 56 46 36
2 × Devilfish Alvi 0 0 0 4 15 250 8 38 28 18 1500 550
600 8 38 28 18

Mission Step # 2

Enemy

Rogue Drones

Step Type warp
Number of Spawns 1
NPC's Attack after warp yes
Your Shield/Armor resists
Your Damage type
Structures with loot Drone Structure

Spawn # 1
  Name Bounty($)       orb. vel.
1 × Strain Infester Alvi 0 0 4 13 0 125 19 55 44 32 1800 900 2 +
0 33 0 0 350 19 55 44 32
3 × Alvus Controller 0 0 96 24 0 3500 40 70 60 50 7200 350
6500 40 70 60 50
4 × Violator Alvum 0 18 0 36 18 1400 25 55 45 35 3500 450
550 25 55 45 35
1 × Sunder Alvi 0 5 0 0 4 400 4 34 24 14 1900 550
150 4 34 24 14
2 × Raider Alvi 0 16 0 0 16 450 5 35 25 15 7188 550
175 5 35 25 15

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saberon
2:59am 2008 Monday 9th June 2008 I just got this mission twice in a row.

I fly a standard Mission-configured Drake (7xHML II, 2xLSE II, 2xBCS II, 2xSPR II, and 3 Purger Rigs)

This leaves me with 4 slots for resistance balancing.
For these missions I used 2xInvul II, 1xExp RA II, and 1xEM RA II.

With this setup, you should never get below 85-90% shields, and you can maintain the CAP regen and the shield regen (permatank) this.

I just read in one of the above posts that the triggers are armor: 20/40/60/80% - Is it possible that there is a random variable added in here, since I felt that I only had two large spawns, rather than 4 small spawns, so perhaps two spawns were closer to each other than 20% armor?

This mission is easy peasy, and rewards not only 1 mill + 1 mill in fee+bonus, but also all 8 types of minerals, when the compounds are refined (yes, I had 22 Morphite, 64 Megacytes, 144 Zydrines... after these two missions)

The Salvage components are very nice too, I ended up with 3 Trit Alloy Bars, 2 Armor Plates, and a few other goodies (among the 180+ salvaged items)

Me like! :
pmg
11:13pm 2007 Thursday 6th September 2007 Spawns as of Revelations 1.5 patch:

STEP 1
SPAWN 1
-1x Kayzum Mother Drone - Battleship
This is an exceptionally strong BS drone. 0.0 drone region ratters, beware. She deals more damage than three 0.0 BS drones together. (approx 180 damage per second to an 80/55/68/35% EM/EX/KI/TH armor tank.) The Mother Drone does not repair shields nor armor (aside from natural shield regeneration), so it makes for a rather fair and straightforward "boss fight".

The next spawns appear when the Mother Drone goes below a certain amount of health:
SPAWN 2 (80% Armor)
-1x Silverfish Alvi - Frigate
-2x Wrecker Alvi - Frigate
-1x Defeater Alvi - Frigate
-1x Bomber Alvi - Frigate
-1x Hunter Alvi - Frigate

SPAWN 3 (60% Armor)
-1x Silverfish Alvi - Frigate
-1x Strain Render Alvi - Frigate (Warp Scramber)
-2x Destructor Alvum - Cruiser
-2x Bomber Alvum - Cruiser

SPAWN 4 (40% Armor)
-1x Strain Decimator Alvi - Frigate (Warp Scrambler)
-2x Crippler Alvatis - Battlecruiser
-2x Anihilator Alvum - Cruiser
-2x Devilfish Alvi - Frigate

SPAWN 5 (20% Armor)
-2x Striker Alvatis - Battlecruiser
-2x Raider Alvi - Frigate
-2x Devastator Alvum -Cruiser

Shurikane


Thanx for the tip on spawning triggers! Very helpfull!
Did in Raven with shield-tanking - peace of cake!
Nako
4:49pm 2007 Monday 4th June 2007 loot is:
1x Elite Drone AI
31x Condensed Alloy
25x Crystal Compound
34x Dark Compound
127x Gleaming Alloy
25x Glossy Compound
69x Lucent Compound
106x Lustering Alloy
95x Motley Compound
11x Opulent Compound
37x Plush Compound
125x Precious Alloy
99x Sheen Compound

4x Alloyed Tritatium Bar
1x Armor Plates
15x Broken Drone Transceier
8x Burned L Circuit
23x Charred Micro Circuit
2x Defective Current Pump
2x FIrex Interface Circuit
1x Melted Capacitor
1x Smashed Trigger Unit
1x Tangled Power Conduct
30x Tripped Power Circuit
1x Ward Console
Shurikane
4:02pm 2007 Sunday 20th May 2007 if it hasnt been said yet. to sprint this mission just kill the structures (both of them) first then kill mother drone.

if structures are down nothing will spawn and you move on to 2nd stage.e5kimo


Really? God, had I known! Perfect mission for someone who just wants to up his standings quickly and easily then. :D
e5kimo
8:11pm 2007 Saturday 19th May 2007 if it hasnt been said yet. to sprint this mission just kill the structures (both of them) first then kill mother drone.

if structures are down nothing will spawn and you move on to 2nd stage.

you miss out on the minerals though.

after "blizzing" the missing twice i just did it the hard way for the first time (domi). had to warp out and refit to explosive hardeners. very annoying. the mother drone hits like hell.. no matter what you harden against.
Shurikane
7:03am 2007 Thursday 17th May 2007 Spawns as of Revelations 1.5 patch:

STEP 1
SPAWN 1
-1x Kayzum Mother Drone - Battleship
This is an exceptionally strong BS drone. 0.0 drone region ratters, beware. She deals more damage than three 0.0 BS drones together. (approx 180 damage per second to an 80/55/68/35% EM/EX/KI/TH armor tank.) The Mother Drone does not repair shields nor armor (aside from natural shield regeneration), so it makes for a rather fair and straightforward "boss fight".

The next spawns appear when the Mother Drone goes below a certain amount of health:
SPAWN 2 (80% Armor)
-1x Silverfish Alvi - Frigate
-2x Wrecker Alvi - Frigate
-1x Defeater Alvi - Frigate
-1x Bomber Alvi - Frigate
-1x Hunter Alvi - Frigate

SPAWN 3 (60% Armor)
-1x Silverfish Alvi - Frigate
-1x Strain Render Alvi - Frigate (Warp Scramber)
-2x Destructor Alvum - Cruiser
-2x Bomber Alvum - Cruiser

SPAWN 4 (40% Armor)
-1x Strain Decimator Alvi - Frigate (Warp Scrambler)
-2x Crippler Alvatis - Battlecruiser
-2x Anihilator Alvum - Cruiser
-2x Devilfish Alvi - Frigate

SPAWN 5 (20% Armor)
-2x Striker Alvatis - Battlecruiser
-2x Raider Alvi - Frigate
-2x Devastator Alvum -Cruiser



STEP 2
SPAWN 1
-3x Alvus Controller - Battleship
-2x Defeater Alvatis - Battlecruiser




Done in an armor tanked Dominix. Wear a double explosive hardener! Should be much easier in a T2 cruiser-sized ship. Suggestion for T1 pilots: Bring a friend along so that the aggro will split between the two of you. Carry a set of appropriate equipment (repair drones, shield transporter etc.) that will allow you to turn whoever draws the aggo from the Drone Mother, into a permatank. Solo pilots, warp out as necessary and destroy any and all present rogue drones before attacking the mother.

Personal account: Doesn't help that the mother drone's at the far end of the pocket!... Warped out twice due to poor tank on my ship. Mission took me an hour and a half. I assume a good tank, able to take in the whole mission without warping, should be able to make it in less than 45 minutes.
Iliamel
Belgium
1:56pm 2007 Wednesday 9th May 2007 Yep, be carefull for the Strain Alvi's, one render one splinter.

Me and my alt took Mother out, just before new arrived ...

Then we where in middle ...
our Drones were also attacked, and a few got killed.
Take out Strain's and run, get your drones back in bay ASAP (as soon you see the message)

One could consider the carfull method ... as decribed above.

Second level:
They attacked my alt, who hadn't any tanking ... Easy Piesy
3 alvi controllers, a small bomber .. didn't see a strain ...
Ikkajo
Seattle, WA
8:47am 2007 Tuesday 1st May 2007 Done this mission twice recently and neither time has the Drone Structure in the last stage dropped any loot.
bigyin
1:50pm 2007 Saturday 28th April 2007 think it has changed again .in the first stage there is 1 bs cant mind its name but it takes a few missiles to go down : and when fighting it you get this message 4 times ( Message >The Mother Drone has sent out a call for nearby worker and guard drones to come to her aid).don't do what i did and try to kill her first or you will have allot of damage being done to you by the time it is dead (15 too 20 ships if i mind right) take out one spawn go back to her till the next spawn turns up and so on and you will be fine : last stage is still as it was.
Silthis
5:06pm 2007 Friday 6th April 2007 Seems to have changed in the latest Rev 1.4.1 patch. Mission now includes at least one Strain Render Alvi (from what I could find the logs).

So watch for the scrambling on the first stage.
JoeT1986
9:15pm 2007 Monday 5th March 2007 oh yah. afk in a domi.

dual large reps, 2 exp hard and 1 kin hard t2 drones
bigyin
2:55pm 2007 Sunday 4th March 2007 I did this mission with 30% em 87% exp 76% kin 85%therm shield boosting for 75 every 2 secs and i did just fine. Think the lowest my shield went was 93%. Em missiles in all the missile bays. Should only take 1 hour at most to kill and loot this mission 8)
woodstok71
4:53pm 2007 Saturday 3rd March 2007 I tanked kin and exp but never had to even turn a repper on for this one.

all the roids are veld and you can get 3-4 jet cans out of it, maybe a bit more without having to move.
Picman
10:27pm 2006 Sunday 12th November 2006 The drone controllers have changed some time ago. A friend tried it with em/thermal tank and with expl/kin tank. The second one was ways better, so I suppose they inflict explo/kin now.

I guess some other drones have also changed.
cosh
2:22am 2006 Wednesday 8th November 2006 hm... I did this mission today again with 80% resi on EM and Thermal and the "Drone Controller" did 100 hitpopints on me over and over again O.o
I had to fly out 4 times! Very strange... 100 hitpoints with 80% resistence. I wish I had such a weapon on my megathron .. grrr
cosh
9:41pm 2006 Monday 6th November 2006 Viral Infector Drone have an 20km orbit. Not 5km!
earlgray99
9:31pm 2006 Sunday 24th September 2006 First spawn has warp scramblers in it, bit surprised :
chrisbitz
6:51pm 2006 Sunday 10th September 2006 The minerals on the first part refine into about 5mill of mins.

the second part are worth about 8mill.

not sure it's worth farming for that? It can take a while with all those little pesky drones :-)
darkace9
5:30pm 2006 Friday 8th September 2006 I believe now that the Drone Controller NPC does Explosive and Kinetic damage since I just did this mission and when I activated my EM and Thermic hardeners, the damage from the Drone Controllers weren't reduced. However, when I turned on an Explosive hardener, the damage was significantly reduced from doing 72-85 dph (around 10% exp res and 35% kin res) to 40-50 dph (kin res same, but exp res 59,5). Then when I activated my 2nd Explosive hardener, it did 30 dph (78.86 approx exp res). So, from Algebra, I figured that Drone Controllers do APPROXIMATELY 73 exp dmg and 22 kin dmg. From my log, they fire ABOUT every second (it's a little more than that, but let's do this to be safe).

This is how i figured it out:

Let x = the exp dmg and y = the kin dmg.
Also, I averaged some of the damage and calculated the amount
.9x + .65y = 80
(.7886)x + .65y = 30
(.9 - .7886)x = 50
x = 73 (rounded to the ones digit)
.9 * 73 + .65y = 80
.65y = 14.3
y = 22

Thus the exp dmg is 73 and the kin dmg is 22.
Gtan
iceland
2:13pm 2006 Sunday 27th August 2006 Looks to me that there are 2 Strain Infester Drones in the first spawn now, not sure if they where there before.