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Offline Polpolion

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sure they're not set to aggressive tactics ? Wich mission, incidentally, Return to Kharak ?

They did that on all 3 tactics a couple missions after Return to Kharak, when you take down the enemy destroyer and carrier.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Homeworld 1 AI sucks. I ordered a group of 10 corvettes to retreat to a position ~20km away during a fight, but instead of retreating, they flew around in circles in front of 6 enemy assault frigates.  :blah:

Odd. That doesn't usually happen.

You sure they weren't out of fuel? Maybe the position was too far away and they got confused.

 
Homeworld 1 AI sucks. I ordered a group of 10 corvettes to retreat to a position ~20km away during a fight, but instead of retreating, they flew around in circles in front of 6 enemy assault frigates.  :blah:

     Maybe they were out of fuel?

 

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I've never had problems with the HW1 AI before. They always listen to what I tell them to do.
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Offline Roanoke

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You're corvettes should be nowhere near the Frigates in that mission anyway ie; it's your fault   ;)

 

Offline Polpolion

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You're corvettes should be nowhere near the Frigates in that mission anyway ie; it's your fault   ;)

Well they were fighting the carrier's strike craft compliment, but somehow all of their ships managed to stumble upon my forces at the same time. Eight frigates can't handle 9 or so more and a destroyer on their own, usually. :p

 

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Generally, I find that I can use corvettes, light corvettes, to bait cruisers into range of my Missile Destroyers and Destroyers ... By the way, I love how a pair of MDs can more or less destroy any and all fighters than come into range.
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Offline Roanoke

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You're corvettes should be nowhere near the Frigates in that mission anyway ie; it's your fault   ;)

Well they were fighting the carrier's strike craft compliment, but somehow all of their ships managed to stumble upon my forces at the same time. Eight frigates can't handle 9 or so more and a destroyer on their own, usually. :p

Yeah you really need to go at the seperate groups individually. Especially if you're big on salvage corvettes, as I am.
I usually find I can grab a group of Frigates but it usually draws more and more hostiles in to the battle and the whole thing snowballs  :shaking:

 

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Yeah you really need to go at the seperate groups individually. Especially if you're big on salvage corvettes, as I am.
I usually find I can grab a group of Frigates but it usually draws more and more hostiles in to the battle and the whole thing snowballs  :shaking:
I know. I have a carrier crammed full of salvage corvettes, so I bring it in close and behind my main fleet. So the main fleet draws flak while the salvage corvettes grab the frigates. I managed to grab a heavy cruiser once. I had my entire fleet escort the captured cruiser back to the Banana.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I'm playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 again! :D
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

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Offline eliex

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My friend persuaded me to play Pacman and actually it's quite fun!

 

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That's the reaon why Pac-Man is an all-time classic. Much like Arkanoid. Of which I have a clone called Blast-Thru.
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

Offline CP5670

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Speaking of that, I spent yesterday afternoon checking out a ton of early 90s Mac games (from Mac Garden, a sub-site of Underdogs) in my emulation setup. I love how most of the games back then made you go WTF every few seconds from the sheer oddness of it all. The hilariously over the top sound effects contribute to that as well. :D

 

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My friend persuaded me to play Pacman and actually it's quite fun!
I once played a Pacman where there were other Pacmans and we could all get guns and shoot each other and the ghosts. T'was much fun. I forgot what it was called though, sadly.
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Playing "Albion". Me love spaceship Toronto long time.

Boystrous 19 year old temp at work slapped me in the face with an envelope and laughed it off as playful. So I shoved him over a desk and laughed it off as playful. It's on camera so I can plead reasonable force.  Temp is now passive.

 
My friend persuaded me to play Pacman and actually it's quite fun!
I once played a Pacman where there were other Pacmans and we could all get guns and shoot each other and the ghosts. T'was much fun. I forgot what it was called though, sadly.

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Offline Stormkeeper

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That's not it. The one I played was on my computer, and it was in 3-D. Or isometric.
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