Wait - what? An HQ can only be boosted by another HQ "of the same or higher rank"? Is this correct? And, if correct, what does "rank" refer to? The HQ's rating?
Here's a quote from a September 2020 thread that might help:
ORIGINAL: Hubert Cater
HQ linking/boosting is automatic but the engine tries to do it as intelligently as possible. For example:
- Source HQs of a supply boost to another HQ are now highlighted with a yellow hex outline, indicating they are the source of the supply boost, when clicking on the recipient HQ.
- The engine will seek to make lower rated HQs provide supply for higher rated ones, rather than vice versa.
- HQs can only be linked if the first HQ has a supply value >= 1
--> the HQ to be linked must have a supply value < 5 and is now automatically boosted to a supply value of 5 which caps its distribution supply at 8.
--> this will improve distribution supply for boosted HQs that were at 3 or 4 supply (from 6 to 8), and more importantly, will allow them to 'operate' and 'upgrade' now that they are at 5 supply.
The boost range is dependent on the distribution supply of the source HQ. For example, if it has a distribution supply of 8, then the linked HQ needs to be within 8 hexes etc.
Hope this helps,
At the time I thought "Lower Rated" referred to the HQ's command rating.
Thanks LR, that's helpful. I would certainly benefit from more clarity as to what the "rating" refers to here.