From: Melbourne, Australia
It is not a case of the program has assigned these pilots to one group and then pull them into another. The way these pilots have been setup in the scenario file implies that they are not available until the end of Dec 7 turn, not at the start. The delay should have been 0, to bring it into line with how delay is handled in other files.
In scenario #16, these pilots are in their correct groups because the delay date for the pilots is 411207 and scenario starts on 411208. There is no "delay".
In scenario #15, these same pilots have a delay of 411207, which in game terms translates to a delay of 1 day. Generally, anything with a delay of the scenario start date means it will arrrive at the end of the turn. If you look at the editor manual, it actually says this even for pilots.
The "1" delay does not normally hurt the pilot allocation process because that is how the program knows pilots are in the "wings".
Yes. This is different to previous versions. [Pilots only went into their historical group prior to 1.7beta.]
Yes. This is not what should be happening. [
Erik Rutins: We'll take a look at this again, but the problems this solved were well worth solving. If we can do it without affecting the "delay 1" pilots that are in there for historical reasons, that would without question be preferable.
At one stage of the builds, the "extra" pilots would only get drawn into their "historical" group. The way Tanaka would wish it.
But this left us with still a big hole in the available pilots when the pilot number reached 30K - some groups had ~150 pilots in the group's "extra" pool and some groups had no pilots at all.
So the idea was expanded to grab any "extra" pilots to fill up these groups. I don't know if MikeW applies any other checks than that the "extra" pilot is of the same nationality as the requesting group.
It also has the benefit of also sometimes pulling pilots from groups with too many pilots.
Michael, just what logic is applied as to WHICH "extra" pilots it pulls from an existing/overstuffed group ? One potential pitfall I'd see here is if it grabs the creme of the crop and distributes them around. Could send some top notch fighter pilots and transfer them into a backwater area or worst, a non-combat group ....
Im a little confused here. The pilots that Im talking about all started out in there groups already on turn one. They were not "extra pilots" and they were not drawn in the next turns as they were already there. For some reason they have been taken out of their groups from turn 1 and put into the pool....
< Message edited by michaelm -- 12/4/2005 7:45:27 AM >