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Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/25/2019 1:11:49 AM   
Baron Wombat

 

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I discovered marshy planet #1, then marshy planet #2, and then a continental planet, in that order. There were 3 colony ships being built (on auto). I want the first one to go to the continental planet, but no dice, it’s gonna go to Marshy Planet #1. Same with the second colony ship-it’s going to Marshy Planet #2. The colony ships are going to the planets in the order they were discovered, and I don’t want that. I took them off auto and tried to give them new orders, but it didn’t work. Then I tried to get colony ship #3 built first, but that didn’t work either. Why can’t I put them on manual and issue orders like every other ship? Am I missing something or is that just the way it is?
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RE: Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/25/2019 2:39:44 AM   
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Can you not just select the first colony ship when completed and send it to the desired planet?

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RE: Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/25/2019 9:44:03 AM   
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One off track thing...

I've noticed that if I have the game on pause colony ships will never update the order until I unpause it. When you say you try to change it and it doesn't change...is that with the game paused? If so, did you go back and check after you unpaused?

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RE: Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/25/2019 10:18:15 AM   
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Can you not just select the first colony ship when completed and send it to the desired planet?


The best and easiest way is to select a planet from the "expansion planner" and click on build colony ship, or something like that....GP

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RE: Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/25/2019 3:33:10 PM   
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Sounds like maybe you have colony automation turned on? You can shut that off in Empire Policy

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RE: Newbie problem with colony ships - 1/26/2019 11:24:49 PM   
bubb_tubbs

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: btd64


quote:

ORIGINAL: bubb_tubbs

Can you not just select the first colony ship when completed and send it to the desired planet?


The best and easiest way is to select a planet from the "expansion planner" and click on build colony ship, or something like that....GP

I forgot you could do that from the expansion planner. I never use the feature for mining stations because I have min/maxed designs with and without luxury extractors so the ship often builds the wrong one, so I just direct all construction manually with ctrl-click.

Thanks for reminding me you can send colony ships this way, though.

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