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Today CCP Karkur revealed some changes to the fleet system she has been working on. These changes are to be expected in the next SiSi release. Here is the post;

Load fleet setup:

    • A new option, “Store Fleet setup”, has been added in the header menu of the fleet window. Any member of the fleet has access to that option
    • A new option, “Load Fleet Setup”, has been added to the menu for fleet bosses/commanders
    • When storing a fleet setup, each Wing has to have a unique name, but the squads can be unnamed
    • When loading up the fleet setup, we use the wings that already exist if they have the same name, and add squads to them if needed. We never delete or rename a
      squad, only add them (as long there is space for it).
  • If you try to load up a fleet setup and some squads or wings are not added, you get a message telling you which wings/squads were not added.
  • the fleet setups are stored on the server, per character
  • currently it’s not possible to delete a fleet setup, but I should add that soon

Other things

  • the fleet comp window will now display what ships docked pilots are in
  • the fleet comp window now lists which wing/squad each member is in, and the list can be sorted by that column.

Multi moving

  • Any character listing (from chat, contactlist, fleet, guestlist, etc), can be dragged to multi add/move people in squad
  • it’s now possible to multi add people to the watchlist. The limit is still 15, so if you try to drag more to it, some will not be added
  • multi moving never makes anyone a commander… for that you need a single move
  • When multi moving people into a squad/wing, only one window refresh should be triggered, and some minor changes I made should result in fewer window refreshes.

 

Small changes but I expect they will result in huge improvements in UI ergonomics and with a bit of luck we will see fleet form up times get shorter and get into the fray sooner. For dem juicy juicy KMs!

Just a brief update for you folks, you can express your opinions on the official thread:

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=3775559#post3775559

Source https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=3775559#post3775559

18 Comments

  1. Jaime Gomes

    This is the stuff! This is cool and improvement.

    October 24, 2013 at 12:19 am Reply
  2. Good Job CCP!

    Great changes, only thing I could also suggest is that when you save a fleet the fleet chat MOTD is also stored.

    October 24, 2013 at 12:31 am Reply
    1. -CJ-

      I agree. I like to stick fittings, link the forumup system, and other info links in the MOTD. It’s a real pain in the ass to recreate the same MOTD over and over.

      October 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm Reply
  3. yeah...

    2 words… About time!

    October 24, 2013 at 2:13 am Reply
  4. off topic joe

    mabye ccp should add this lol

    make the pirates a little more interesting
    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=248240&p=6

    October 24, 2013 at 4:39 am Reply
  5. Cloora

    This is a pleasant surprise that should prove to be very useful.

    October 24, 2013 at 4:51 am Reply
  6. Bob from FA

    These changes are really stupid. No one is going to like them.

    October 24, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply
    1. Bo Jangles

      What an entirely rational and justified point you make.

      October 24, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply
      1. Aaron

        I just wish people would stop claiming to be from FA in their name.

        Obvious troll is obvious.

        October 24, 2013 at 9:54 am Reply
        1. anon

          They gotta make it obvious, or you wouldn’t notice.

          October 24, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply
        2. Dumbledore

          Wait what, do you mean that all these FA guys were not really from FA?!?! That they are provoking us by pretending to be something they are not!?? How dare they!

          October 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm Reply
          1. Aaron

            Absolutely! And it’s against the EULA no less! BANZOR!

            October 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm
        3. Bob from FA

          People in FA can say whatever they want. When you are at the top it doesn’t matter what other people think.

          October 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply
  7. JIeoH Mocc

    Maybe, just maybe, in another 10 years some really useful features in the fleet area will appear.
    Something with sorting certain ship types into squads/wings, blocking certain ship types form fleets etc. etc.

    October 24, 2013 at 7:28 am Reply
  8. BigSako

    No fix for being stuck when being moved Squad/Wing/Fleet command, no fix for Fleet Window turning gray in certain cases, no fix to see who broadcasted a target,

    Literally the only usefull changes:

    the fleet comp window will now display what ships docked pilots are in
    the fleet comp window now lists which wing/squad each member is in, and the list can be sorted by that column.

    October 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply
    1. errorron

      If you right click the broadcast and show info it tells you who broadcast. Just saying.

      October 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply
  9. Devore

    Does the whole fleet window still refresh and reset when a change to fleet is made? Come on guys, even web pages stopped doing that 5 years ago.

    October 24, 2013 at 11:36 pm Reply
  10. hmm

    You need to be able to allow more than 256 people, I mean god damn we are not in the early 80s anymore where there was a 256 restriction!

    October 25, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply

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