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How to rally strike force?
« on: October 03, 2013, 01:36:22 AM »

It says something about strike crafts routing through the waypoint, but I haven't been able to get that to happen, they just rally to the waypoint and stay there....

Also if you rally a group of strikecrafts at a rally strike force, then assign a strike command (not direct order, just a soft strike command), they won't go until you either make it a direct order or cancel the rally (even at full strength)

idk, am I using this wrong? Do others use this? Any experiences to share?
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Re: How to rally strike force?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 03:24:02 AM »

I did it once before, and I just rallied a few daggers and gave them the order to strike and it worked fine.
I think... (It's been at least a year)
Actually, I might have had to remove the rally order first. There might be something in the hardcode about rally orders having priority over strike/harass/engage/etc. orders.
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Re: How to rally strike force?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 03:48:37 AM »

Just tried it in "Greater Lud", didn't work, I think it's a bug.

Then for the second attack run, after the bombers got the direct command, they ignored the rally point completely and went of one after another.


Also, one time while testing this, reproduced crafts of a Talon and Broadsword wing also gathered at the strike rally point, but I can't reproduce that anymore.

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Re: How to rally strike force?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 10:56:02 AM »

I think the bomber AI may be broken - I've noticed strange behaviors where the ship don't seem to have any AI at all for lengths of time.
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Re: How to rally strike force?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:29:16 PM »

This is still broken, bombers are permanently tied to the rally point.
The AI Admiral doesn't seem to use this command anyway, but in result bomber attack after the initial wave consist of  single bombers coming one after another, which is kinda silly.


Also worth mentioning: Carriers come way to close to enemy ships, e. g. the mission Predator or Prey is relatively easy because the Astral just flies into your weapon range. Same with the Condors in Forlorn Hope.
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Re: How to rally strike force?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 02:50:34 PM »

This is still broken, bombers are permanently tied to the rally point.

This came up a little while ago, not quite sure where - fixed it.

The AI Admiral doesn't seem to use this command anyway, but in result bomber attack after the initial wave consist of  single bombers coming one after another, which is kinda silly.


Also worth mentioning: Carriers come way to close to enemy ships, e. g. the mission Predator or Prey is relatively easy because the Astral just flies into your weapon range. Same with the Condors in Forlorn Hope.

Thanks - yeah, this needs a look at some point.
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