drone travel feature suggestions
Here's a couple a feature suggestions I would like to see adding to drones.
1) A drone can follow a link to another portal, regardless of distance.
2) If you have a key to a portal, you can teleport your drone there, and then keep traveling normally via hops, or link traversal from there.
I heard Brian Rose suggest the 1st one before, so probably the most likely feature to be adopted.
I still have a key to the Tower Bridge in London, I wouldn't mind jumping there on occasion and looking around, at least virtually. 😅
I suggested the same thing when they initially came out.
Still reckon it is a missed opportunity
I'm uncomfortable with this, but...
I think it could work if and only if it was treated as travel rather than teleportation. Specifically, the length of time it takes your drone to travel along a link should be related to the distance it is traveling. I shouldn't be able to instantly transfer my drone to another continent, but could maybe get it there in a couple of days.
I think if there was to be a long wait time, then there would need to be some actual benefit to drones beyond the hourly hack.
But if Niantic just plan to keep the drone as a fun little side thing, having instant travel would probably be fine, especially as it might create issues with the 8 drone max per portal and links being dropped during travel which wouldn't be fun for the player.
I'd just like to see the drone work the way it's supposed to. I have two drones. But it only allows me to hack with one at a time so I have to move and hack with the drone twice to get one to work each time. I mean having two is interesting but time consuming to hack with it. I sent in a support ticket and they said it's fixed but nothing changed. Still have two.
Allowing drones to follow links would open up the possibility of global drone shards where the drones are the shards and the sides score points for each drone that reaches a target portal.
just jumping based on having a key is a bit too much flexibility I think.
When and how was this possible?
I don't know it's been like this since they came out. I move one, try to hack, it fails, I back out and go to the second drone, move it and then hack successfully. I never know which one I'll be successful with hacking. They are on two different sides of town so I know which one is which. It makes hacking with the drone tedious.
Post in the bug section or submit a ticket and someone can ground the extra drone with their magic XM wand.
Tried both and neither one helped. I just want to finish that badge and never move it again
I've thought about possibly being able to "load" a key on a drone to have it travel there and burn the key. So if you wanted to do it, you would need to spend a key to send it. And lose it if there isn't room for the drone either. You have the ability to remote-view the portal beforehand to see how many drones would be on it before sending it.
Haven't thought further than that regarding ramifications though.