Got into my first shooting war with the new patch, and every time I blew up an enemy ship the fleet would just stop. 12 other ships shooting at me and my fleet wouldn't shoot back until I manually ordered it to.
This happened with my attack fleet on manual, whether I tried attack or defense postures.
It also happened with my homeworld defense fleet when automated. I had to take manual control then click ship by ship.
This was happening before and after war was declared.
I recall in .10 when my fleets were attacking I just had to manually click one enemy and the fleet would take care of the rest. At least those being shot at would shoot back. Some ships were point blank weak/strong, never flee (rail guns) and some were stand off always (torpedos). Plus a number of salvaged capital ships. Every ship in the fleet behaved the same.
Earlier in the same game I had built an armed gas mining station (caslon) in a nebulae. This station had been coming under pirate attacks but dealing with them just fine. Then I had a pirate group surrender to me, and sent one ship down to the station to refuel.
I didn't notice the ship had run out of fuel before reaching the station, and when I got a notice of an attack there I didn't think anything of it at first. When I got another for the ship I looked to find it sitting between two pirate ships and not firing back (no fuel). It was about 2 inches from the station so no help there. Since the ship had advanced tech I wanted to save it, so I paid the pirates off.
At this point the pirates stopped attacking my ship, so I was happy. Then I watched as they turned and started firing on the station, which didn't fire back. I tried paying them off again, no luck. I couldn't order the station to attack, or anything else. The station had lvl 3 maxxo blasters so the pirates were in range. It was as if the station didn't consider them a threat even as the shields went down and the station went kablooie.
This was my first long range refueling point so there weren't any other ships withing several sectors. I often pay pirates off when they attack a station that's being built and I have no military nearby. This is the first time they went and attacked the station anyway.
edit: I tried to attach the save file but it's too big.
edit2: Found the info for uploading saves. Uploaded as Shadow Tiger March 10 wonky combat.zip
< Message edited by Shadow Tiger -- 3/10/2012 10:09:05 PM >