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JordanLongstaff

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OK, this legitimately just happened to me. For real.
2016-11-17.png  B58 is simultaneously telling me that it is out of energy and needs more and that it has some extra energy for me. WTF? I get the sense that some ally ships actually lie to you about whether or not they have energy, especially because there was one NPC that, when I hailed it, said it was commandeered but also had energy to spare, and then I hailed it again and it didn't mention the energy. This seems like a bug to me.

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I would say this is a humorous "feature" of the story captain AI in Invasion Mode missions. Apparently one captain ended up with two or three conflicting stories. High Jinx ensue.
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Attribute it to the Fog of War [smile]
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That's a LOT of ships saying they have energy to spare. Sounds like just luck of the draw.

If you want to explain it away, you might say that the ship's power conduits are so damaged that it CAN'T refuel, it needs you to come help fix the damage so it can refuel, and then give you what's left.

The friendly ships could also carry around fuel for Warp/Jump drives that they can't use themselves (they're sublight only) but that's a little harder to explain away. You'd have to assume they commonly carry around fuel for warships in the area, or are carrying it as cargo. Plus, enemy wrecks sometimes drop anomalies, and they're sublight too. Why would they carry fuel for their enemies?
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I would say this is a humorous "feature" of the story captain AI in Invasion Mode missions. Apparently one captain ended up with two or three conflicting stories. High Jinx ensue.

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The time I remember it happening, it turned out to be an ambush. So I just assumed ambushing ships would lie to get you to show up. Perhaps it was luck of the draw after all.
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