From: The Big Nowhere
ah, ok. btw, it was yours micromanagement lp that made me buy this game. thanks for that!
i got a question. what does one do with abandoned ships found during exploring? i found a destroyer in my system and was hoping for some sort of event that will allow me to use it (i saw that happening on a youtube dw legends gameplay) but despite parking my ship on top of that abandoned one, nothing happened. As i am playing in the age of shadows, is there a certain tech i should get before i am able to get this ship? like that one with boarding parties?
If the found ship is damaged, you need to repair it before you get the popup that you've acquired it.
It's a bit of an investment if you really want it. If it's close by, go for it.
Do keep in mind that the AI eventually will repair those damaged ships you find, but it is very low priority (getting mines built and resources is top priority for the AI). The one exception to that rule are the world destroyers, the AI prioritizes repairing those above everything else. The nice thing is that you can manually select a construction ship and give it a command to repair a ship, and it will over-ride the AI priorities...at least for the one ship you select for repair. The manually way is even better done by selecting the constructor, targeting the ship and using ctrl+right click to queue next mission...that way it finishes what it is currently working on before moving to repair the ship you want repaired.
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