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[MEC] Sci7Zo Mar 29 @ 12:07am
Movement issue
Hey Star Ruler players. I'm fairly new to this game but have a good bit figured out. My only issue is that if i tell a ship to move somewhere then change my mind, it keeps on going. I click "Cancel Orders" and it keeps going. I click a new location and it just keeps going. Am I putting too much thrust into my ships? Is this a game problem? It's really frustrating. I play in the Galactic armory mod, but it happened in the vanilla version as well. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Magron Mar 29 @ 1:44pm 
The ships simulate real movement they accelerate half way to the destination then flip over and decelerate. It takes time for the ships to change course..and they will... eventually. Actually, the more thrust you put on them, the faster they'll respond to course changes.
Clicking 'cancel orders' only turns off their engines. they still have to dump speed and change vector before you'll see the new course in effect.
This is the way it would happen for real with this kind of navigation so no, nothing's wrong you just need to be more patient.
[MEC] Sci7Zo Mar 29 @ 4:17pm 
Well I am patient. I just lost too many ships this way and I was wondering if it was a problem or they were being realistic. Thank you.
Magron Mar 30 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by Zachary (sci7Zo) Kitchen:
Well I am patient. I just lost too many ships this way and I was wondering if it was a problem or they were being realistic. Thank you.

If you're actually losing ships they're running out of fuel and/or energy. Pay attention to the 'flight time' stat..if it's not N/A the ships need to be refueled .. tankers or a visit to an owned planet. They can also slowly run out of energy if your output is even slightly in the negative. You shouldn't be losing any ships unless your opponent is shooting them up.
If they're just vanishing, they're running out of something, going 'grey' on the map and slowly dissolving as they lose HP.
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[MEC] Sci7Zo Mar 30 @ 12:22pm 
Sorry. I was unclear. The usually fly into an enemy system and die. Or they don't fly to a planet that is being attacked in time. But thanks.
Magron Mar 30 @ 5:41pm 
Originally posted by Zachary (sci7Zo) Kitchen:
Sorry. I was unclear. The usually fly into an enemy system and die. Or they don't fly to a planet that is being attacked in time. But thanks.

yeah. that'll happen when you try to change course too late. more engine will let them respond to course changes faster, but of course that costs in other areas.
I might suggest if you don't want to hit that system after all, set their course through the system so they don't slow down before they're safe again. you can usually save most of the ships that way.
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[MEC] Sci7Zo Mar 30 @ 6:03pm 
Okay thank you!
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