Ok, I am not sure about the skill check becaue I can't remember if that happened to me or not.
The move / attack menu thing is confusing at first. Essentially, a pilot can can do two things at the same time. He can select an item from the move menu (eg Run) and then the mode changes to show the attack menu where you can select one item (eg scan) from that. Your orders are not ready for execution until you have specified both actions.
It is common that you won't always need to see both menus. If you are just interested in moving, for example, and there are no enemy titans around there is no real need to keep having the attack menu show up. This is where you can put the menu (the attack menu in this case) on wait. Check out the wait command. There are quite a few options to customize the wait state of the menu. Note, however, when you use the wait command, you are not necessarily telling the pilot to wait. You are instructing the menu not to show itself before some condition occurs.
If you put both menus on wait, there will be a pop up window to alert you to that. If you elect to have both menus on wait then time will pass and keep on passing until you press F3 or (IIRC) 1000 seconds have passed.
The move/attack thingy is confusing for beginners, if I am anything to go by, but it becomes easier as you gain more experience with the game.
There is a better explanation of this in one of the stickies on this forum. Hope this helps.
< Message edited by shunwick -- 2/6/2007 4:06:45 PM >
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