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Author Topic: Smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of your reticle  (Read 1913 times)

JohnDoe

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Smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of your reticle
« on: January 31, 2016, 06:36:36 PM »

I think smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of the reticle of the player's currently selected weapon control group, as it's the logical thing for the AI to do. Now that we have expanded battles, there currently isn't anything you can do to tell friendly ships not in your fleet to go away, not without repercussions, anyway.

I vaguely remembering Alex talking about AI staying clear of Tachyon Lance's reticle, and that was before the Tachyon Lance range nerf and the introduction of the friendly fire indicator. However, I don't believe I have seen AI doing this enough, or anymore.
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Re: Smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of your reticle
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 12:33:25 AM »

A recent change was that friendly ships would impose themselves in front of you whenever you are at high flux/venting. The idea was that they'd "shield" you from incoming fire as best as they can. Apparently that doesn't work too well in your case.
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Re: Smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of your reticle
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 10:17:11 AM »

A recent change was that friendly ships would impose themselves in front of you whenever you are at high flux/venting. The idea was that they'd "shield" you from incoming fire as best as they can. Apparently that doesn't work too well in your case.
When you're at high flux or venting? No, that's not the situation where they should be shielding you. If you're helpless and overloading, it's different because you're not about to unload or get out of danger, you're likely about to be fired upon.
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Re: Smaller friendly AI ships should stay clear of your reticle
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 02:38:58 PM »

Per the patch notes, there was a bug where an escorting ship would not properly figure out where "in front of the ship being escorted" was, and so wouldn't stay out of the way properly. This may affect behavior w/o explicit escort orders, as ships may use decide to temporarily escort a nearby ship based on other factors.
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