So when someone asks if something can be done or not, if this was your forum, you wouldn't allow anyone to say that it can be done in a mission or LUA? I find it rather bizarre that someone has a problem with using the tools that the devs put in specifically to address more detailed tactical issues for the AI.
Missions are a core part of this game. If someone wants to avoid using them as a solution, I am not sure what more to say. The AI isn't built to handle every situation and probably shouldn't. LUA is a little more complex, but it is always a potential solution.
But my bigger problem is you don't think missions and LUA should be offered as solutions. I have to assume the OP has the intelligence that if someone offers missions or LUA as the only way they now how to do it, that the responder doesn't know a way for the AI to do it any other way. If someone has a better way of doing it, they can put their own suggestions up, as was done.
I also assume that it doesn't mean the devs won't look at it and think its a good idea to make a feature organic. We have seen the mission planner grow because of that. I am at a real loss as what you think people should do. ou would rather give just a no and then let the OP figure it out on their own. Again, a bizarre way to use a community to help people.
Did someone hack my computer and cause it to post things totally different on your screen than what I actually typed. I never said any of those things. Are you reading any of the posts including the op. Here is the op question:
Is the enemy fleet AI capable of using that information to assume the position of my fleet and investigate further?
He never asked you how do you get it to happen but does it happen on its own. "Is the enemy AI CAPABLE?" That was his question. The answer is no. Now maybe you assumed he wanted advice about how to script it into the game but nowhere does he ask that at all. But you went into an explanation about how to MAKE it happen in-spite of the AI capability your explanation is probably 100% correct. You were being helpful. I get that. I am glad there are people like you on this forum with that kind of knowledge and willing to share it and help others. I simply said you missed the point of his post and I tried to expand that point and pose what I thought would be a thoughtful question about basic organic AI ability vs scripting. You then mis read or mis interpreted every thing I said. In all seriousness, go back and honestly read my posts. I never said or implied any of those things you said.
I am trying really, REALLY hard not to be a smart @$$, help me out.