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Attack of the Drones, Level 4

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Reported by: NadirDDT
Sat, 24 May 2008 15:53 EDT

Faction: Drones
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Normal space (mwd does work)
Damage dealt: All
Extras: None
Web/scramble: Strain ships can scramble/web
Recommended damage dealing: EM or Kinetic/Thermal. Never use Explosive
Recommended ships: Raven, Dominix, Abbadon, Drake

Single Pocket

Warp in:
4 Cruiser/Battlecrusiers - Bomber Alvum/Defeater alvatis - Havoc Missiles - Exp

Killing each of the initial drones will spawn something like:
2 Balttleships - Alvus Rulers/Supreme Alvus spawn
2-3 Random frigs.

After warping to the mission area you get a message saying that the convoy you are supposed to escort has been destroyed. Shortly after, 4 drones, a mix of Bomber Alvum and Defeater Alvatis warp in and aggro.

The most important thing is, for each of the 4 initial drones you kill, a reinforcement group spawns. Each group is 2 or 3 bs type, and 2-3 smaller ships. No webbers.

They will all aggro you, but they are easily sniped (especially as you can warp in and out at any distance you choose). The Alvus Rulers could be sniped just as easily as the Parasites. The max attack distance is approx 50-55km, and they move very slowly.

Drones and team-mates may get aggroed by the respawns.


The initial drones nearly form a square. There is one drone that is outside that square. That's the one to kill. It can be hard to spot, unless you zoom out.

Attack of the Drones Bliz picture showing the layout of the starting spawn and the 'odd man out' that ends the mission

Note: Some still don't get the blitz to work, even though they get a more difficult spawn from the drone. The mission doesn't complete after that one.
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