View Full Version : Passive ships?

04-26-2019, 03:29 AM
I often use battle ships like gunships or frigates to escort my trade ships especially when the pirates start being a proper nuisance.

I set my ships to escort and on passive which says that they will only attack ships that come near and will only attack until they leave the area.
How big is this area exactly?
I am tired of my escort ships being destroyed by the pirate harbour defenses because they followed a gunboat halfway across the map rather than focusing on escorting my trade ship.
Passive mode doesnt seem very passive.

04-26-2019, 10:37 AM
You're right, something is broken in the way the escort ship reacts.
For me the first priority for the escort ship (in passive defense) is to continue the escort while firing if an enemy is in range. But actually the escort ship continue to attack and even slow down in order to destroy the opponent. The consequence is that the ship that need an escort is not any more protected especially if 3 small ships attack, the escort focus on one and the two others are free to follow the cargo and continue the attack while the escort remain far away.