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0020275AI War 2[All Projects] Gameplay IdeaJun 4, 2019 12:57 pm
Reporterx4000BughunterAssigned Tox4000Bughunter 
Severityminor 
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version0.769-0.770 Thinking Long-Term 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0020275: "can tractor while cloaked" ability (for etherjets)
DescriptionThey just aren't the same without that ability... but not every ship should have that ability!
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RocketAssistedPuffin

May 21, 2019 6:24 pm

developer   ~0051712

Last edited: May 21, 2019 6:27 pm

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This came up in my thoughts today with an odd addition: It could drain Cloaking Points over time. Then, if I change it so units gain more Points with upgrades, upgrading these make them able to take things farther away before being revealed.

I'm not sure what could be done about the possibility of them firing while Cloaked though, thus draining the points at the same rate anyway. I think Classic Etherjets refused to fire? I don't know.

EDIT: Apparently this was maybe a thing Pre-Pivot, but oh well!

x4000Bughunter

Jun 3, 2019 8:29 pm

administrator   ~0051796

I'm a fan of those ideas. We can certainly add a flag in on ships that says something like "don't fire when cloaked if not under player control" or something like that.

RocketAssistedPuffin

Jun 4, 2019 12:57 pm

developer   ~0051827

Possibly something like that. Might be tricky in places though...don't want to create a scenario where AI Etherjets for instance never attack structures because hey, can't grab it and not meant to shoot while cloaked.

The more I think about it, it seems like there'll be more logic needed...all for this one unit mainly. Things like trying to actively chase things it can grab, then to run away with it, not fire on anything if cloaked and currently holding something...

Hm, that last bit almost seems like the answer? Since if there are structures only, it doesn't meet the "currently holding" requirement and will attack normally...and if it gets decloaked due to holding something too long, it won't meet that requirement either and will begin firing, which is totally okay at this point because it can't regain cloaking while it's being drained anyway.

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Date Modified Username Field Change
Sep 12, 2018 9:04 pm x4000Bughunter New Issue
Sep 12, 2018 9:04 pm x4000Bughunter Status new => assigned
Sep 12, 2018 9:04 pm x4000Bughunter Assigned To => x4000Bughunter
Sep 12, 2018 9:04 pm x4000Bughunter Relationship added child of 0020153
May 21, 2019 6:24 pm RocketAssistedPuffin Note Added: 0051712
May 21, 2019 6:27 pm RocketAssistedPuffin Note Edited: 0051712 View Revisions
Jun 3, 2019 8:29 pm x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0051796
Jun 4, 2019 12:57 pm RocketAssistedPuffin Note Added: 0051827