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0015980The Last FederationBalance IssueOct 24, 2014 1:46 pm
Reporternas1m Assigned Tokeith.lamothe  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.608 
Fixed in Version1.609 (Orbital Hunters) 
Summary0015980: Solar Map: Restrict Orbital Bombing dispatch to planets without defending armadas?
DescriptionCurrently it is really easy to simply obliterate a race by bombing even if it is thoroughly protected in space by defending armadas.

The dispatch being as powerful as it is, limiting its use to undefended planets might be a good way to limit its availability without nerfing the heck out of it - especially with regard to the Obscura (see related issue).

Also the credit cost likely should be upped.
I am against reducing its effectiveness, though. That would be frustrating.
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related to 0015979 resolvedChris_McElligottPark Invasion Mode: Obscura way too weak now (also: Orbital Bombing Balance)? 


Mr Redshirt

Oct 12, 2014 6:39 pm

reporter   ~0039621

Last edited: Oct 13, 2014 12:25 am

Considering the frequency bombing would be stopped as planets launched new fleets (even when massively overwhelmed) this would be tiresome at best. I'd recommend rather just upping the cost as well as weakening the power of the bombs while increasing the effect the related technologies have upon it. (And do let it be noted, that under the right conditions,... races can reproduce just as fast as you can bomb them if not FASTER as it is.) So for a quick and dirty way to get things done, it remains viable but still unreliable enough to make up for its admirable efficiency.


Oct 13, 2014 12:32 am

reporter   ~0039622

It could lose effectiveness as the defender gets more fleet strength in orbit around the planet, but unless you have friendly armadas present to keep them down you might still be annoyed by having to stop every so often to clean the defenders up.


Oct 13, 2014 4:23 am

reporter   ~0039624

Fair enough on both accounts. I have to admit I always imagined the condition for no defending armadas to take effect only at the time the dispatch is started, not as something that has to be true for as long as the dispatch is running.

I like the mitigated effects idea, although I am afraid this might be too complex to implement. Having the dispatch cancelled every time a new armada is constructed is definitely undesirable. Maybe using a softer threshold for cancelling the dispatch based on relative power levels would be a compromise?

Having to pop out of the dispatch once in a while if there are too much armadas for the dispatch to be effective anymore would be okay in my book.

And, as I said, the cost definitely should be increased. Even more so after the changes to the credit economy...


Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm

administrator   ~0039637

For 1.609:

* The recently-added Orbital Bombing dispatch now costs more, and is less effective, proportional to the size of the planet's dedicated defense armadas. It costs still more, and is still less effective, against Obscura-held planets.

Thanks :)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Oct 12, 2014 9:00 am nas1m New Issue
Oct 12, 2014 9:00 am nas1m Description Updated
Oct 12, 2014 9:01 am nas1m Relationship added related to 0015979
Oct 12, 2014 9:01 am nas1m Description Updated
Oct 12, 2014 6:39 pm Mr Redshirt Note Added: 0039621
Oct 13, 2014 12:25 am Mr Redshirt Note Edited: 0039621
Oct 13, 2014 12:32 am Histidine Note Added: 0039622
Oct 13, 2014 4:23 am nas1m Note Added: 0039624
Oct 24, 2014 10:58 am Chris_McElligottPark Assigned To => keith.lamothe
Oct 24, 2014 10:58 am Chris_McElligottPark Status new => assigned
Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm keith.lamothe Internal Weight => New
Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm keith.lamothe Note Added: 0039637
Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm keith.lamothe Status assigned => resolved
Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm keith.lamothe Fixed in Version => 1.609 (Orbital Hunters)
Oct 24, 2014 1:46 pm keith.lamothe Resolution open => fixed