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Raider Fleet C&C

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I have a game in UC SP where I am a Ter/Rai Commander of a Starwarrior. I have 97k EP and I've been able to order friendlies(Ass/Cri/Rai) around for some time.

Yesterday while attacking GALCOM HQ I realized that by targeting GALCOM HQ, pressing "Esc"(brings up command options) and then "F1"(escort me command) I could gain control over the starstation.

Note: the station wouldn't consider me to be a "friendly" in the sense that it would allow me to dock. For example, if I took my ship within range, it would still destroy me.

BUT, after pressing Esc + F1 I did have access to the enemy station's launch control. I launched 2 Megarons, 2 Battlecruiser Mk1s, 2 Battlecruiser Mk2's, 2 Battlecruiser Mk3's, 2 Sentry's, 2 Solnar's, and 25 fighters. I launched almost every ship within GALCOM HQ with orders to attack me. I even launched all the transport ships just for the hell of it.

In the end, I collected lots of cargo pods and gained thousands of experiance points. Very intense fighting.

I also felt pretty guilty...

Did I take advantage of a loophole?

Are raiders supposed to be able to launch ships from enemy stations?

I also realized that I can launch fighters/shuttles from enemy carriers using the same method as described above. This doesn't seem very fair...

(I searched beforehand for topics relating to this subject but didn't find any. If this has been discussed before, I'll promptly delete this thread)

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Guest Shingen

Damn it... you done let the cat outta the bag!

Now Derek is gonna go change it!

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As he should Shingen

I believe what he just did was 'exploit' a bug, which if he had done that in an online enviroment it would've gotten him banned and his account deleted (In most other games)

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As I said in another thread, fleet C&C was not designed for any particular caste, career or whatever. If he is able to do as described, its just an exploit more than a bug because he is not even supposed to be able to order any units which are not his allies.

Ockham, send me your saved game please so that I figure out what happened. If I can't, then I'm going to have to disable the entire fleet C&C feature in the next patch until I can figure it out. I'm sure you folks don't want that. So, send me the saved game as soon as you set eyes on this email.

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Originally posted by Kalshion:

As he should Shingen

I believe what he just did was 'exploit' a bug, which if he had done that in an online enviroment it would've gotten him banned and his account deleted (In most other games)


Only IF he knew about it and did'nt report it but instead used it. In our case, since its highly unlikely he'd live long enough in mp to get that many EPs, its a non-issue.

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SC, this happen when I was terran/military in the campaign. I could order around a ter/raider ship. I would send a save game, but I thought this was one of those rare bugs and didn't create a save.

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Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

No thanks. I want Ockham's game.

SC, I'll have it to you by tonight(EST).

quote:

Originally posted by Kalshion:

As he should Shingen

I believe what he just did was 'exploit' a bug, which if he had done that in an online enviroment it would've gotten him banned and his account deleted (In most other games)


It's ok Shingen, he's just mad because I trashed GALCOM HQ.

On a serious note, I've never "exploited" this "bug" in MP. There isn't any fun in cheating.

I've only used it in SP to practice fighting against extreme odds... and to get very cool screen shots

Note:

I've also been able to exploit the C&C to have an enemy MRT tow me back to base(Pixan). The MRT was blown up upon exiting hyperspace.

I can also exploit C&C to cause enemy missiles to lose their lock and fly blindly through space. Target missile, press Esc, press F1, press Esc, press Halt Key(F7?). I wasn't able to make the enemy missile attack the ship it was launched from, although I tried.

I also tried targeting friendly missiles, pressed Esc, pressed F1 to have the missile "escort" me. It doesn't make impact, but it flys around your CC, a little too close for comfort if you ask me.

Just trying to help SC & friends sort out the bugs.

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Originally posted by Ockham:

I also tried targeting friendly missiles, pressed Esc, pressed F1 to have the missile "escort" me. It doesn't make impact, but it flys around your CC, a little too close for comfort if you ask me.

I've always wanted my very own 'pet' missle, you never know when the time might arise to have a few guard dogs handy.

I haven't reached the stage where I have Raider Fleet C&C (exp can be hard to come by in this career) but I surely *cough* would have reported this *cough* sir

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