Kixeye admits that there is an issue in base defense guards that when a base is attacked that has a hurricane or arbitor in it with drones, if you kill all the drones and exit the base on a prep (or even part of them) and then go back in to run the base or finish off the drones, that all drones 100% heal and replenish. To confirm Kixeye's acknowledgement of this issue I quote:
<div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="//www.kixeye.com/profile/50632ad834cf36ea4d000000/wall" class=" Kxl-User" target="_top" data-uid="50632ad834cf36ea4d000000">KIXEYE CM MagicSarap</a> said:</div>
<div class="QuoteText">I don't think this constitutes as a hack, it's more of a bug than anything else. I've pinged the team on for a status update on this and the length of this fix is due to the fact that it requires a number of changes and it is not a simple as it seems. It is logged, tracked, and being worked on. <br></div>
So, with this in mind and it being known by most players that this glitch exists, should drones be permitted in base defense? Keep in mind, that in the TOS we all agreed to when we started to play, even us super old players, it states that we will not use any glitch intentionally, whether it is known to kixeye or not, to our advantage.
This issue with drones causes additional repairs against the attackers unfairly, in that they commit the time and fleets to kiling the drones once, only to have to do it again without the base owner suffering any consequences, meaning repair time, loss of resources or coining of the drone repairs. It is now getting to the point with these drones that use of them seems intentional just to get the free repair time and the only way to keep them dead is to kill the arb or hurricane that is launching them, which is not always possible on a prep due to the 25% rule and placement of the parent ship.
So, should they be allowed or not?
Note: This is not a topic to discuss hacking/glitching or anything else, it is a question of whether we should allow the drones or not until Kixeye fixes the issue, that is it. Please stay on topic and let's try to not turn this into a troll fest of base attackers vs. base defenders.
Should Drones Be Permitted In Base Defense? 126 votes