View Full Version : Long range map contacts?

03-21-2005, 07:07 AM
I'm playing with no automatic map updates.

Often when I'm just cruising along within my Navigation map on high time compression, I'll get a contact update that is insanely far away. i.e. 200+ kilometers. Obviously too far away for any of my sensors.

How is it I'm "seeing" these?

Are these supposed to simulate radio reports from HQ? Are these areas I'm supposed to check out?

03-21-2005, 07:09 AM
These simulate both intercepted radio transmissions revealing locations of ships and updates from BdU. The devs felt that it would be too annoying to have you receive each update via radio.

03-21-2005, 07:12 AM

Okay, that makes sense then. =) Thanks.

03-21-2005, 08:17 AM
But if they had been announced by Radio also, it would give the appearence of Wolfpacks.

03-21-2005, 08:30 AM
Some of the more important ones, like Warships do come over the radio though.

They even announce friendlies too.