how do i vote. i totally need this!!!!
That's an absolute necessity... I'm nearly shocked it hasn't been baked in DO droplets' functionalities yet.
1+ its necesary
I don't know why the other request (https://ideas.digitalocean.com/network/p/allowing-changing-the-pre-allocated-ip-within-a-vpc-manually) has been closed, but ability to manually allocate private IP within the assigned VPC IP range should be addressed.
+1 to this, I just ran into this problem.