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59 days, 22 hours, 56 minutes ago
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soulseeker
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The Evil Empire is immune to mines? It's a joke, although it seems.
I tell you, in one of my games in which I am fighting against the EE, their ships are crossing my minefields with impunity. I've looked at everything, there's no Safe Passage, none of my planets have an universal code ...
It is also happening with different minefields, I pick them up, I put them from another place so it takes the FC from another planet, I change the FC of the planets each turn...
I can not find an explanation, I've played many games and I've never seen anything like this. I think he has already crossed about 1000 light years in total (with different ships and different fields) and has not had a minehit.
Does anyone know what may be happening?
Is it possible that the minefields can be bugged for any reason? :/
59 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes ago
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talespin
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It is possible that it's the luckiest moment of his life.

I would recheck these things:

- diplomacy settings
- universal mf# code somewhere
- check the FCs of the planets closest to the centre of the minefields
- check to see if ion storms are interfering
- Are they very light ships?
- Are the Birds feeding him information?

I don't know. He could just be insanely lucky...
59 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes ago
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soulseeker
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All checked, re checked and cheked again:

- diplomacy settings - Send Embassador
- universal mf# code somewhere - Nope
- check the FCs of the planets closest to the centre of the minefields - I change them every turn
- check to see if ion storms are interfering - No Ion Storm in this area
- Are they very light ships? No, SSD, SSC, Gorbies...
- Are the Birds feeding him information? I am the Bird hehehe

59 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes ago
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talespin
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I don't know, bro, but as a fellow Bird, I feel your pain lol
59 days, 21 hours, 59 minutes ago
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talespin
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Try layering your minefields. With 2, 3, 4, or more layers, the chance to hit increases by a lot.
59 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes ago
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col. khlnck
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If you can't beat him
join him -- The Force is Strong with that one.
59 days, 19 hours, 11 minutes ago
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lunchmoney
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My experience is quite the opposite... I've lost a ridiculous number of cloaked Meteors that tried to travel 1LY through a minefield. I'm not going to lie, losing 2 ships that way in 1 turn really stings.
59 days, 16 hours, 4 minutes ago
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chanain
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There is a huge 'luck' element with minefields...but a large enough sample size should tend toward a 1/100 hit per LY traveled ratio (for non-cloakers). To go 1000 LY without a single mine hit, however, would be extremely unlikely.

There's likely some other explanation, though.

Is it a campaign game? Command ships really mess with minefield mechanics.
59 days, 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
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ingersol
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1.Do you check att nuk codes? You can change them every turn then set att / nuk as a habit.
2. do you see a planet-ship combat with your ships in unusual places?
59 days, 8 hours, 15 minutes ago
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soulseeker
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@Talespin: I'll try :/
@Chanain it's not a campaign game, there´s no Iron Lady Command ship.
@Ingersol: I set random friendly codes when I lay mines and change them every turn. I don´t get your second question :/
59 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes ago
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tom graves
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The odds of a bug are extremely small.
The odds of a universal FC# is extremely small since you are the birds, have re-checked and change your FC's.
The odds of just being luck is possible
He may be towing ships to reduce chance of hits. He may be using supplies to reduce damage of hits.
You may be overestimating the distances traveled.
Is he sweeping?
Is he traveling in places where you are picking up minefields before you relay them?
My guess is just a streak of luck.
59 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes ago
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soulseeker
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I only scoop once he safely passed through the minefields,
Yes, he tows and sweeps, but even with this he´s travelling through minefields for a lot of light years.
Well, if he finally hits a mine I'll let you know ;)
58 days, 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
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martinr
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Look at the ships travelling through your minefields. Where do they start and finish?

If it's ships towing ships the travel distance over all halves. If they are successfully sweeping the distance is lowered. If it's a Gorbie and it can hit several mines and repair with no effect. The result is travel distance for no effective damage.

The odds will be the same of hitting mines but towing, sweeping and no effect mine hits will seem like no mine hits at all.

Remember overall mine hits are 1% per LY travelled.

It's you that take the mine hits and your enemies do not.

(Only kidding :-) )
58 days, 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
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soulseeker
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But even if it heals with supplies I should see a report of Distress call if there´s a minehit, and most of the times he starts outside the minefield (I lay mines so he cannot sweep mines from his position) and ends inside the minefield. But nothing, not a simple minehit :/
Well, I'll try overlapping different minefields, if even doing this he doesn´t hit any mine then something very starnge is happening.
I wish an admin could see the game in "God mode" to check that extremely luck hehehe
58 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes ago
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lord pollax
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The EE player simply told those mines that these ships of his were not the ones the mines were looking for... (and waves his hand)


I'll see my way out
55 days, 11 hours, 4 minutes ago
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ingersol
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You are cracked.