Hello all, I've been away from GC for awhile while playing the WOW expansion but that's no longer doing it for me ( I think that WOW in general ain't doing it for me. Could it finally be that I'm getting sick of it hehe). Anyways I'm starting to really sink my teeth into TA for the first time and have a few questions hopefully someone has answers for. Forgive me for my ignorance on some of these.
1 - Question about those new ship bonus modules in TA. I know that when a module says FLEET bonus 20% attack that means that the attack value for all ships in the same fleet increases by 20%, so a fleet with 20 beam attack then has 24 beam attack. There are other modules however, like the Altarian "righteous justice" and "righteous might" that say they give 25 (or whatever), attack or defence bonuses but do not affect the attack or defence numbers of ships in a fleet (so beam attack of 20 stays beam attack 20). I'm guessing that these modules have something to do with rolls during the battles themselves? Can anyone tell me specifically what these modules affect and how they work.
2- Call me dumb but I would just like a clarification on what sentry and guard functions do. In all the games I've played I've never used them and still may not but I'm just wondering. When you order your ship to auto-attack that's pretty straight forward but in the manual it says when you order your ship to guard or sentry, it will remain idle until whatever condition is met. So what happens after they're no longer idle? Do they follow the ship that un-idled them, do they flash you a warning mesage or what? Just wondering.
3- Map editor question. I save randomly generated game maps by using the CTRL+SHIFT+G command and it saves but when I try and open these maps with the editor it always crashes the editor. Any idea why?
4- Another map editor question. When I make maps and start em up in the game, everything seems to work except noone starts with any ships like you would in a "regular" game. No colony ship, flagship or space miner. Is this always the case? Do I have to manually put those in on my map before they'll show up or am I missing something.
Wel that's it. Any answers help would be appreciated. Have a good one all.