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Offline Vordarian

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Civ shipping
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:46:16 AM »
I upgraded to drive tech 3 recently (1-2 yrs), but my shipping lines still build the same old, outdated ships designed over 15 years ago, even though I marked the old drives and designs obsolete.  Only a newly founded line uses modern engines.  Do they just need time or don't they ever upgrade?

Also, is there a way to rename shipping lines?
 

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Re: Civ shipping
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 05:15:41 AM »
Your civillians will over time update their ships and technology in my experience.  Several times I have gotten an event message that they have scrapped a ship and replaced it with  newer one.  I'm not sure what the logic is that makes them decide between building a new ship that is in addition to their fleet or else replace an older with a newer ship.  I would assume that over time they will improve their older fleets with newer ships.  I've seen them develop new engines on their own so I assume they use them.

I don't think you marking a design as obsolete makes any difference to the civillian line.  Obsolete only means it doesn't show up in lists for the player.
 

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Re: Civ shipping
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 07:04:34 PM »
Depends on what version he's running...if it's pre 6 then it would make a difference if he obsoleted designs, post then it doesn't since they don't care what you do, just what you have researched tech wise ;)
And yes...off the top of my head trying to remember a post where steve talked about it, it's something like 10 years (or is it 15) of age on a ship then it get's scrapped. If it wasn't for me just waking up I'd go hit up search and find the post for you :D
 

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Re: Civ shipping
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 12:09:05 AM »
I'm using 6. 10.  They are scrapping allright, but the replacements they're building are the same obsolete types.  So far each line has its own slightly different types (Sm/Lg Colony and Freighter, Liner, Fuel Harvester), but they're not updating those once they've developed them.
 

 

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