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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0011987AI War[All Projects] Bug - GameplayJul 5, 2014 10:52 pm
ReporterRanakastraszAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version7.007 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0011987: Scout Starship does not block Sniper Shots
DescriptionThis applied to Sentinel Frigates. And both the Turret and Cloaker do. However, the T1 Scout starship does not. It may have been intentionally removed without updating the tooltip.
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Jul 29, 2013 1:53 pm

reporter   ~0033175

the real "problem" according to me is that there's no way to really know if a ship counters snipers, because there's no tag "counters snipers" similar to "counters missile" or "counters darkmatter", etc...

I suppose it's because snipers are not a weapon type (snipers/spider turrets have railgun as weapon type).

so basically you've to "trust" the tooltip.


Jul 30, 2013 3:02 am

reporter   ~0033184

I haven't been able to reproduce this in my game against an Artillerist+Bouncer AI. Did you check these two things?
- all ships are in range of the protection
- wait until existing shots have been fired

The shots of Sentinel Frigates have a long travel time, and the counter-sniper ability is only determined at firing time. So, if you maintain reasonable coverage and group-move you should see no more firing.


Jul 30, 2013 2:46 pm

reporter   ~0033188

Huh. Odd. So Sentinel frigates will shoot at your counter sniper's coverage, and dissapate at close range, but if the counter sniper moves in range, then it will only block sniper shots created after that occurs?

I will have to go back and check. It may in fact work that way.


Jul 5, 2014 10:52 pm

reporter   ~0038646

Just like how protector star only counters stuff that is just fired, and once fired cannot be countered.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Jul 22, 2013 12:32 pm Ranakastrasz New Issue
Jul 29, 2013 1:53 pm alocritani Note Added: 0033175
Jul 30, 2013 3:02 am zharmad Note Added: 0033184
Jul 30, 2013 2:46 pm Ranakastrasz Note Added: 0033188
Jul 5, 2014 10:52 pm crawlers Note Added: 0038646