zenopath wrote:Its my opinion that there's something about using full destroyer-only fleets that just makes the AI dismiss your fleet strength completely. To them, no large ships equal helpless.
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design_combat_value = attack_value*(1+defence_value)
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design_combat_value = attack_value* max( 1+defence_value, .1*attack_value )
zenopath wrote:The yoral torped destroyer armed with AM missiles is so incredibly broken.
They didn't. They're just hanging there on the outside of the hull, you can see them. If anything, the tradeoff should be the increased possibility of ammo explosion since they're just hanging there off the outside of the hull.PrivateHudson wrote:After all, where on such a small ship the furry devils find room to store so many warheads?
I can do you one better: I played the whole game without ever once constructing my own warships. The AI would look at my pathetic transport-only fleet and think "Yeah, I can beat that."zenopath wrote:I played the whole game never once needing to declare war. AI would look at my "pathetic" destroyer only fleets and thinks, "Yeah I can beat that. I shall give you an ultimatum!"
username wrote:The AI would look at my pathetic transport-only fleet and think "Yeah, I can beat that."
zolobolo wrote:I really only see this issue for boarding ships and Yoral torp destroyer
zolobolo wrote:username wrote:The AI would look at my pathetic transport-only fleet and think "Yeah, I can beat that."
Yes, that is the other type of combat value the AI does not calculate optimaly: boarding modules (shuttles inlcuded but especially the bae boarding module itself)
username wrote:Oh, I don't mean that they're boarding transports. I mean that they're just regular transports. I have *A* boarding transport, but the bulk of my fleet is just made of regular transports I draft from the freighter pool, and then use to assist the boarding. The AI assesses them as noncombatants and targets them last, you see. The AI isn't wrong to do this: I, too, would assess them as noncombatants and target them...for theft. I never blow up anything I could steal.
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