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intrinsic_parity

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Defend without automatic assignment
« on: January 11, 2022, 05:46:59 PM »

I really like the behavior associated with defend orders on ships, but the system for automatically assigning ships to defend orders is pretty clunky for that purpose. I want an order that functions like an escort order for the purpose of assignment, with the ship behavior of a defend order.

An example: I want to do things like have a group of frigates defending a lead frigate without bigger/slower ships getting assigned and trying to keep up.

I can usually achieve what I want, but I often have to spend lots of time reassigning/manually assigning ships to get what I want, for instance I have to manually order everything to search and destroy if I want only a small subset of my ships defending.
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