Command is utterly dumb. If the Collie was in Capella why wasn't it part of the blockade? With him there the Sath wouldn' have survived (especially since the player relieves the sath of a few beam cannons)
It depends on briefing you're actually getting. If you destroy all the forward beams you never hear about a second blockade.
But yeah I tend to agree. Wouldn't have made for a good mission though. Not that High Noon is a great mission anyway.
AFAIK - a ship selects it's destination before the jump and then the jump drives "create" a opening. By scanning that opening one can detect where a ship will go.
Complete conjecture. There's no proof of that. I tend to suspect it is something like that but there's no proof that it's not done in some other way.
and GTVA does track shivan ships - remeber the Deamon that jumps in after the Sath leaves? Command informs you it's coming your way and they couldn't possibly know that unless they were tracking him.
Gamma Draconis is a remote, uninhabited system discovered shortly before the outbreak of the Great War. The system has no planets and no viable resources.
Where the **** else was it going to go?
The game never says that they've tracked the Beleth and in fact if you look at the mission in question there's a lot of evidence that it wasn't subspace tracking responsible for that.
Well done, Alpha. The Thebes will be in system momentarily to secure the node. Rearm and repair quickly. More enemy warships are inbound. Gamma wing deployed.
Sent when the Sathanas departs. If this message is an indication of subspace tracking it's a pretty bad one. Only the Beleth ever arrives! Seems more likely that more warships were present and command guessed
that they would jump to the node.
Alpha wing just resolved a tactical engagement, Thebes. Recon has sited a Demon-class destroyer, designation Beleth. The warship will be upon us momentarily.
Note no word of tracking and that it was recon who spotted it. Recon is unlikely to be capships so unless you're saying fighters have subspace tracking it seems unlikely that tracking is at work here
A Demon-class destroyer has jumped in. Command is well-informed.
Maybe I'm being picky but how is command well informed for being able to read the coordinates off a subspace tracking device? Now if they have taken a guess that when the Beleth jumped it would be heading to that location I'd say it qualifies a lot better.
Are you sure the Collie jumped in and that it wasn't waiting there? Besides, by the time he and the sath actually close the distance and start to duke it out a whole fleet can re-charge it's jump drives....
Cause dumb as Command are, deliberately jumping the Colossus within sight of the blockade but far away enough to not be able to fire it's guns is a whole quantum level of stupidity above anything else we've seen from them.