Hi guys! :)
Last session I was wondering what the most effective way was to cover your empire with defending strikeforces, in case of pirate attacks or Alf comming back for his revenge.
Building masses of ships and clicking the automate circle didn't quite do the job, since they wheren't 100% on their post with that. Especially when I was at war they went on the offense where some of them should have stayed on defense.
My first thought is simple. Take a strikeforce, set it's homebase to a planet (station) in the centre of a sector you want to be taken care of, send them to the planet, click on one icon so it becomes a shield (defend), set range to sector.. and thats it.
Now their mission is None, and I'm hoping in case of a pirate attack they automaticely move to every spot within that blue circle area to destroy everything thats attacking me in it.
Is that the correct way of doing this, and does it work?
Is the range set to sector allright?
And generally, whats the best way of doing this, so they automaticely defend your empire quick and satisfying?
Refueling, repairing and retrofitting should be included in this process aswell, of course.
< Message edited by Grovemann -- 2/14/2012 1:16:47 AM >