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FooF

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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1200 on: December 12, 2018, 07:20:50 AM »

Somewhat similar to Megas, I had a Pirate Armada with about 40 ships chase me through 6 different systems out on the fringe (I was steamrolled on the one attempt to kill them). They were bound and determined to kill me. It took luring them into Luddic Church territory and having a station assist me to take them out.

It was the most persistent fleet I think I've ever encountered in all my years of playing. In a strange way, it was exciting because they were the bogeyman every time I'd try to explore a system. Defeating them also was quite satisfying, even if I had to game the game a little to do it.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1201 on: December 12, 2018, 11:38:28 AM »

I wonder, did those pirate fleets have anything to say to you? And on a completely unrelated note, did either of you happen to fail any delivery missions some time in the past?
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1202 on: December 12, 2018, 12:18:09 PM »

I never let them talk  :D Though, in my defense, 99% of the time, opening a comm to pirates is little more than "you're mine and all your stuff is mine." Perhaps I'll open a comm next time?

I did not fail any missions prior, no.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1203 on: December 12, 2018, 12:20:14 PM »

They ought to hail you, iirc, like Pathers do. That is a bit odd; having a hard time thinking of any other circumstances where a fleet would be this large and this persistent.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1204 on: December 12, 2018, 12:31:50 PM »

They ought to hail you, iirc, like Pathers do.
...I've never seen Pathers hail me unless I picked the 'talk to them' option?  At which point, depending on rep level, I can sometimes bribe that fleet to leave me alone.  Which is occasionally useful, but can really drain your cash quickly if there are a bunch of pather fleets all in one place, since paying one off doesn't help with the next.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1205 on: December 12, 2018, 12:44:29 PM »

I have to hail pathers first too
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1206 on: December 12, 2018, 12:47:29 PM »

I mean this sort of thing (see green text), not them actually opening the comm dialog.

https://i.imgur.com/RCoXfkH.png
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1207 on: December 12, 2018, 02:03:30 PM »

I mean this sort of thing (see green text), not them actually opening the comm dialog.

https://i.imgur.com/RCoXfkH.png
Oh.  ...Yeah, I would totally not have noticed that as being anything special.  Would suggest, instead, highlighting the text for "open a comm link", and maybe change it to note, there, that they're trying to hail you.

Edit: Maybe a highlighted "Accept comm request" instead of "Open a comm link"?
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 02:19:29 PM by Wyvern »
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1208 on: December 12, 2018, 02:20:53 PM »

With fleets joining, it is too easy to miss the hail alert because it appears as yet another fleet joining in unless you read the fine print.  Highlighting the hail option in a different color would probably be more useful.

Similar problem with fleet limit warning in refit screen.  Too easy to miss due to dark gray color text that appears just like other fluff text.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1209 on: December 12, 2018, 03:05:19 PM »

Had you not posted that screenshot I would have never known that fleets trying to hail you was A Thing™. I've skipped over that portion of the encounter so many times I've trained myself not to look there. And yes, it gets lost in the fleets joining the fight.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1210 on: December 12, 2018, 03:20:45 PM »

I have managed to never once notice that lol
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1211 on: December 12, 2018, 03:34:09 PM »

I mean this sort of thing (see green text), not them actually opening the comm dialog.

https://i.imgur.com/RCoXfkH.png
Oh.  ...Yeah, I would totally not have noticed that as being anything special.  Would suggest, instead, highlighting the text for "open a comm link", and maybe change it to note, there, that they're trying to hail you.

Edit: Maybe a highlighted "Accept comm request" instead of "Open a comm link"?

It should flat-out not allow you to move to combat until you've accepted/declined the comm request.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1212 on: December 12, 2018, 03:36:19 PM »

I mean this sort of thing (see green text), not them actually opening the comm dialog.

https://i.imgur.com/RCoXfkH.png
Oh.  ...Yeah, I would totally not have noticed that as being anything special.  Would suggest, instead, highlighting the text for "open a comm link", and maybe change it to note, there, that they're trying to hail you.

Edit: Maybe a highlighted "Accept comm request" instead of "Open a comm link"?

It should flat-out not allow you to move to combat until you've accepted/declined the comm request.

+1, since it's pretty rare and basically only comes up to warn players of unusual content
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1213 on: December 12, 2018, 04:28:40 PM »

Seconding as having never, ever noticed this before.
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Re: Starsector 0.9a (Released) Patch Notes
« Reply #1214 on: December 12, 2018, 05:40:03 PM »

I wonder, did those pirate fleets have anything to say to you? And on a completely unrelated note, did either of you happen to fail any delivery missions some time in the past?
In my case, I did not do any delivery missions at all in the game.  All I did was stop in a system to complete a survey mission and on my way out I saw that 67 pirate ship fleet monstrosity headed toward me.  Since my fleet was only starter Apogee and few frigates, I ran and left it behind.

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+1, since it's pretty rare and basically only comes up to warn players of unusual content
Not if all Pathers try to stick my fleet up for money.  That would be another annoying key press once my fleet is strong enough to crush them.

If player does not bother with delivery missions, the Pathers or the rare distress call are the only times player gets hailed.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 05:42:55 PM by Megas »
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