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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0021140AI War 2[All Projects] SuggestionMay 17, 2019 1:43 am
ReporterApthorpeAssigned ToBadgerBadger 
Severityminor 
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product VersionBETA 0.853 An Officer And A Bunch Of Fleets 
Fixed in VersionBETA 0.861 Strength Of Remains 
Summary0021140: Mercs won't attack DataCenters
DescriptionMercenaries will destroy Instigator Bases, but they won't touch DataCenters even after the rest of the targetable AI stuff on the planet is gone. Not sure whether this is a bug or intentional, but if the latter then a clarification of that (perhaps in the DataCenter tooltip) would be nice.

Included a save which showcases the merc strike taking everything out pretty much everything on Dewdney but the DataCenter.
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Apthorpe

Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am

reporter  

merc strike.save (1,361,672 bytes)
merc strike.savemet (51 bytes)

BadgerBadger

Apr 25, 2019 11:46 am

manager   ~0051400

This is intentional. Stuff like Data Centers can only be killed by players (otherwise the Dyson Sphere or Marauders might kill them).

Apthorpe

Apr 25, 2019 1:06 pm

reporter   ~0051403

Might be worth creating a system for distinguishing between valid merc targets versus what others will target, down the line. That sort of thing could be applicable to a lot more than DataCenters and mercs, giving tighter control on a faction-by-faction basis.

But for the issue at hand, if mercs could take out DataCenters, then that could cause a balance issue, though more dangerously it might offer a usually optimal way of dealing with DataCenters.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am Apthorpe New Issue
Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am Apthorpe File Added: merc strike.save
Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am Apthorpe File Added: merc strike.savemet
Apr 25, 2019 11:46 am BadgerBadger Note Added: 0051400
Apr 25, 2019 1:06 pm Apthorpe Note Added: 0051403
May 17, 2019 1:43 am BadgerBadger Assigned To => BadgerBadger
May 17, 2019 1:43 am BadgerBadger Status new => closed
May 17, 2019 1:43 am BadgerBadger Resolution open => no change required
May 17, 2019 1:43 am BadgerBadger Fixed in Version => BETA 0.861 Strength Of Remains