Setting Up for Broadcasts
Broadcasts are a huge part of fleet warfare, whether it be broadcasts for calling targets, for a specific kind of repair or for fleet movement. There are several things that can be done to make broadcasting and receiving broadcasts easier, as well as weed out irrelevant information that would otherwise make things more difficult.
Broadcasts on your Overview
Moving broadcasts to the top of your overview is really simple to set up and is immensely helpful when targets, fleet movements, and calls for repair are being broadcasted. As each one is broadcasted, the person (if they are calling for reps) or the celestial (that the broadcaster is giving a movement order for) moves to the top of your overview with the appropriate symbol in the same bar. There is a simple three step process to set this up.
- Click on the top left of the Overview and select "Open Overview Settings".
- Open up the Misc. tab at the far right of the settings window.
- Check the box for "Move entries with broadcasts to top".
When flying in many fleets and not just ones with AGONY, often times when needing to find out what the last order was you will be directed to check out your broadcast history. Once in a fleet, you can view the broadcast history by having the fleet window open, clicking the history tab, and sorting the filter from "All" to "Broadcast History". This will display previous broadcasts in chronological order with the most recent at the top. However, it's easy for maneuvering and/or targeting broadcasts to be lost in a storm of repair requests during and/or after a fight. Fortunately there is an easy way to filter out broadcasts you do not want to see, a tool that is particularly handy not just for the average fleet member but for logistics pilots as well.
Filtering Your Broadcast History
Filtering your broadcast history is very easy to do and will save you precious seconds the next time you're in a fight and partly relying upon the broadcasts from your fleet mates.
- Click the top left of the Fleet Window and select "Broadcast Settings".
- Expand the window and sort by Recipient Range.
- Uncheck the broadcasts you do not wish to receive.
Below are two recommendations for whichever role you will be taking in an AGONY Fleet. Of course, alter which repair broadcast you need to receive based on the type of repairs you can do.
Not much needs to be said about just how important broadcasting is in any fleet and not just the ones with logistics. When broadcasting fleet movem
Broadcast to Everyone
The first thing that should be done is make sure your broadcasts can be received by everyone and not just your squad. To do this, make sure the bottom bar of the fleet window is expanded. If it isn't, simply click the chevrons at the bottom right corner to expand it and reveal the broadcast buttons. Once you've done this, click the arrow button at the bottom right until it has four arrows in the form of a cross. This symbol indicates that your broadcasts will be received by everyone in your fleet. Here's a diagram to show you which symbols dictate whom you are broadcasting to:
Assign Broadcast Hotkeys
Assigning hotkeys for emergency broadcasts isn't a necessity, but it is immensely helpful. Having a broadcast assigned to a hotkey can mean the difference between life and death. As always, when it comes to hotkeys, set a hotkey combination that you are both comfortable with and is compatible with your play style. One hotkey per broadcast type, with one for broadcasting "In Position", a broadcast that is typically used to inform the logi that you no longer need reps and aggression has switched from you.
To assign hotkeys to your broadcasts:
- Hit the ESC key to open up the game settings.
- Click the Shortcuts tab and select the Navigation tab.
- Assign hotkeys to Armor, Shield, Capacitor, and In Position.
Our recommendation is to set your requests for help to the following hotkeys:
- Armor: Shift+A
- Shield: Shift+S
- Capacitor: Shift+D
- In Position: CTRL+Shift+D