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Posted by: db48x
« on: November 22, 2022, 03:21:48 AM »

It happened once or twice in my most recent game, but I couldn’t figure out how to reproduce it.

Same, I can't find a way to reproduce it consistently. it keeps happening in my game but not at the same bodies or the same fleets or classes of ships. just really random.

I've seen an issue with the Absorb command occasionally.

Curiously I don’t think I have ever used the absorb command! If I recall correctly, the last time I saw the problem it was a group of fighters that I had dropped out of a civilian carrier for repairs. I remember that I had to send the carrier over to pick them up since they ran out of fuel pretty quick.
Posted by: Zed 6
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:17:02 AM »

Does anyone else have fleets fall out of orbit on a regular basis? never had that issue in previously versions.

Gravity sucks
Posted by: Steve Walmsley
« on: November 21, 2022, 04:42:59 AM »

It happened once or twice in my most recent game, but I couldn’t figure out how to reproduce it.

Same, I can't find a way to reproduce it consistently. it keeps happening in my game but not at the same bodies or the same fleets or classes of ships. just really random.

I've seen an issue with the Absorb command occasionally.
Posted by: papent
« on: November 20, 2022, 09:52:27 PM »

It happened once or twice in my most recent game, but I couldn’t figure out how to reproduce it.

Same, I can't find a way to reproduce it consistently. it keeps happening in my game but not at the same bodies or the same fleets or classes of ships. just really random.
Posted by: db48x
« on: November 20, 2022, 05:56:50 AM »

Does anyone else have fleets fall out of orbit on a regular basis? never had that issue in previously versions.

It happened once or twice in my most recent game, but I couldn’t figure out how to reproduce it.
Posted by: papent
« on: November 16, 2022, 10:49:59 PM »

Does anyone else have fleets fall out of orbit on a regular basis? never had that issue in previously versions.
Posted by: Stormtrooper
« on: November 15, 2022, 01:33:02 PM »

Am I blind or is there no way to hide comet names?
Posted by: nuclearslurpee
« on: November 15, 2022, 10:49:20 AM »

Here I am again, still having issues with commanders.

I ran into a problem in my last game with the new C "autopromote" routine not filling up all the ranks.  It was suggested to me, to change my naval organization to make sure that there was an Admin level for each tier of rank; I did, and it solved the problem.

I've started a new game, and I find myself having the same issue.  This time, my admin ranks are already "in a row", so to speak (I have one run by a CDR, one by a CAPT, 1 by RADL, RADM, VADM, and ADM), but there aren't nearly enough people getting promoted to fill them, nor all of the available spaces on my ships.  Of the 300 officers I have total, 280 of them are LCDRs, but I need at least 60 CDR/CPT/or higher to staff all of my assorted admin commands and ship modules.

What's going on this time?  I don't want to have to manually promote dozens of people every time I make a new fleet :(
I think a person can only get promoted if it has been a year since their last promotion. Additionally, they will only ever get promoted by 1 rank at a time
 So if you add 30 captain slots, but have less than 30 commanders, not all the captain slots will get filled, for example

In addition to this, commanders will only auto-promote if they are suitable for a role at the new rank. If, for sake of example, you have a CAPT vacancy which requires logistics skill, but all of your CDRs are commanding warships and have crew training, reaction, and tactical skills, then there may not be a suitable CDR to promote into that vacancy.

I suspect the one-promotion-per-year rule is doing most of the damage here, but I just wanted to mention another possible factor. At the start of the game, you already have a range of promoted officers, so I would generally recommend that if you want to avoid a lot of manual promotions you should stick with these officers (and auto-rename as desired) instead of replacing them wholesale with a crop of LCDRs.

And FWIW, I usually still handle some or all the start-of-game assignments manually. The auto-assignment system works well when filling a few vacancies at a time, but when filling all at once it can make some mistakes, such as putting commanders with combat and economic skills in charge of combat ships when the economic skills are rarer and needed for transports, mining stations, etc. So some micro may still be required in the initial setup.
Posted by: captainwolfer
« on: November 15, 2022, 10:28:21 AM »

Here I am again, still having issues with commanders.

I ran into a problem in my last game with the new C "autopromote" routine not filling up all the ranks.  It was suggested to me, to change my naval organization to make sure that there was an Admin level for each tier of rank; I did, and it solved the problem.

I've started a new game, and I find myself having the same issue.  This time, my admin ranks are already "in a row", so to speak (I have one run by a CDR, one by a CAPT, 1 by RADL, RADM, VADM, and ADM), but there aren't nearly enough people getting promoted to fill them, nor all of the available spaces on my ships.  Of the 300 officers I have total, 280 of them are LCDRs, but I need at least 60 CDR/CPT/or higher to staff all of my assorted admin commands and ship modules.

What's going on this time?  I don't want to have to manually promote dozens of people every time I make a new fleet :(
I think a person can only get promoted if it has been a year since their last promotion. Additionally, they will only ever get promoted by 1 rank at a time
 So if you add 30 captain slots, but have less than 30 commanders, not all the captain slots will get filled, for example
Posted by: themousemaster
« on: November 15, 2022, 06:00:52 AM »

Here I am again, still having issues with commanders.

I ran into a problem in my last game with the new C "autopromote" routine not filling up all the ranks.  It was suggested to me, to change my naval organization to make sure that there was an Admin level for each tier of rank; I did, and it solved the problem.

I've started a new game, and I find myself having the same issue.  This time, my admin ranks are already "in a row", so to speak (I have one run by a CDR, one by a CAPT, 1 by RADL, RADM, VADM, and ADM), but there aren't nearly enough people getting promoted to fill them, nor all of the available spaces on my ships.  Of the 300 officers I have total, 280 of them are LCDRs, but I need at least 60 CDR/CPT/or higher to staff all of my assorted admin commands and ship modules.

What's going on this time?  I don't want to have to manually promote dozens of people every time I make a new fleet :(
Posted by: Xkill
« on: November 07, 2022, 05:50:39 PM »

Personally, I create three base formations of ground forces: Infantry, Armour and Artillery. These all have the same HQ size of 15k; 10k for the base unit and 5k for a support unit, if any. If extra capability is necessary (engineers, tank destroyers, STO weaponry; whatever), then I make a formation half the size of the base units and assign it under them.

The way targetting seems to work, it doesn't really matter who a formation is supporting. As long as it is supporting someone it will shoot at "the enemy", whom may not necessarily be who the supported formation is attacking. This seems to suit orbital ground support mechanics as well.
Posted by: bankshot
« on: November 07, 2022, 10:34:49 AM »

Yep, I worked around it by adding an infantry HQ to the artillery formation.  I may make the next set of formations 8K/8K/8K instead of 10K/10K/4K.  But either way I'll know to size the artillery HQ the same as the Infantry HQ. 
Posted by: lumporr
« on: November 05, 2022, 05:04:12 AM »

I want the artillery to support the infantry.  If I drag and drop the artillery onto the infantry it moves the artillery under the infantry within the hierarchy.  Whereas if I drag the infantry onto the artillery it seems to be setting the infantry's light bombardment units to support the artillery unit. 

If the artillery formation has a similar or smaller HQ command size as the infantry, the "smart" click+drag system will assign it as a subordinate rather than as a supporting formation, because the "smart" system is ignorant about whether or not a formation is meant as artillery support. The solution is to either make your artillery formations the same size or larger than what your infantry HQs can control, or to make the artillery part of a higher-level HQ formation.

Most often this happens when people are trying to have one (smaller) artillery formation to support each (larger) infantry formation. E.g., 1,000-ton artillery companies supporting 5,000-ton infantry battalions. Don't bother with this, as mechanically it won't make a difference if your artillery "companies" are grouped into a battalion of the same size and only support one infantry battalion. Aurora is just not suitable for detailed OOB modeling at the scale of planetary invasion ground combat.

That being said, you can have smaller artillery companies supporting larger formations as long as they have the same size HQ, as I have done in the past - though the cost of the HQ might be substantial compared to just using larger artillery formations as mentioned.
Posted by: xenoscepter
« on: November 04, 2022, 10:47:13 PM »

 --- Whoa. How long has this been a thing!? If it's a bug I don't want it fixed, this is awesome!
Posted by: bankshot
« on: November 04, 2022, 02:58:30 PM »

That's the issue.  The infantry HQ supports 10K, and the artillery HQ only supports 5K.  My transports held 25K, so I set regimental sizes as 10K for infantry/tanks, 4K for artillery, and 1K for HQ.  If I add a spare infantry HQ unit to the artillery I can then assign support as normal.