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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0021649AI War 2[All Projects] Gameplay IdeaSep 16, 2019 3:48 pm
ReporteroverzotAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.889 Reticulating Those Splines 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0021649: Add "Attack target type" command
DescriptionI'm finding that I can get into fights on planets where one particular ship type is chewing up another ship type and I want it to stop. Pausing and manually chaining attack orders is a pain, especially if some enemy units are overlapping. I keep wanting to use "ctrl+click" to order my ships to attack everything of a particular type.

Expected behavior would be:
1) Select my ships to fire with
2) Ctrl+RightClick on enemy ship
3) All selected ships do search for the "closest" target of that type from their current position on planet.
4) If two of these orders are chained, next closest is added each time (not sure if this will be productive very often, but I don't see a reason to disallow it)

Hopefully, processing a search like this won't be prohibitively expensive computationally.
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Sep 15, 2019 7:47 am

reporter   ~0053107

Other solution is to add such a button on extended fleet order menu, as always. Add smth like "priority list of targets" to a ship line.


Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm

manager   ~0053122

I thought this was already a feature?


Sep 16, 2019 12:04 am

reporter   ~0053123

Simply right-clicking an enemy unit stores it as the preferred target for all selected units (and should be inherited by newly built units if the flagship is in the selection, I think). I believe this is cleared when giving a regular movement order, but not sure.

Watch the tooltip for a unit after right-clicking an enemy, you'll see the preferred target there.


Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am

administrator   ~0053126

I think it stays even after you give movement orders. If not, that's an accident.


Sep 16, 2019 12:37 pm

reporter   ~0053141

@x4000Bughunter Is there no way to revert them to "normal" behavior then?


Sep 16, 2019 3:48 pm

administrator   ~0053152

I honestly don't recall. I think maybe toggling hold fire mode on and off again? But I'd have to check the code (or someone else feel free to).

This was a relatively recent addition.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Sep 14, 2019 10:17 pm overzot New Issue
Sep 15, 2019 7:47 am arsdor Note Added: 0053107
Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0053122
Sep 16, 2019 12:04 am Asteroid Note Added: 0053123
Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0053126
Sep 16, 2019 12:37 pm Asteroid Note Added: 0053141
Sep 16, 2019 3:48 pm x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0053152