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Will AI ships pickup drops?
« on: July 21, 2017, 03:15:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

Due to work/life balance being messed up at the moment I have not had a chance to test or experiment; I was wondering if some one else could answer:

So I know we now get 5 sectors that will run depending how many ships or stations are in it. So if I leave a sector protected by a fleet, will the xotan(forget their spelling) or pirates still invade, get blown up by my fleet, then my fleet pick up the modules or weapons if they are close enough?

Thanks!
(Edited because my phone and I are going through a rough patch in our forum posting, and spelling relationship)
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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 03:32:09 PM »
Haven't tested it myself yet besides some mining but yeah they should!

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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 03:35:49 PM »
I know that, when you're in system, AI salvaging ships will pick up modules/weapons if they pass close enough, but they don't seem to go out of their way to collect them.

But I'm pretty sure they don't get modules/weapons when you're out of system. I've had two out-of-sector salvagers running for some hours and haven't noticed any pickups at times when I wasn't collecting debris myself, but it's at least theoretically possible that I might have just missed it.

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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 03:44:20 PM »
So I know we now get 5 sectors that will run depending how many ships or stations are in it. So if I leave a sector protected by a fleet, will the xotan(forget their spelling) or pirates still invade, get blown up by my fleet, then my fleet pick up the modules or weapons if they are close enough?

Well if it's one of the sectors that's up for out of sector simulation, the salvagers should pick up modules/weapons if they are close enough.
But if your fleet is patrolling, they will destroy the invaders but they won't collect the modules. You'd have to have some ships patrolling and some ships salvaging and hope that the salvagers get around to the place where the fight took place...

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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 03:45:08 PM »
Or you can come back and pick up the loot yourself.

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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 12:53:41 PM »
Or you can come back and pick up the loot yourself.

Does the loot not currently time out when there are no players in the sector?  I've been assuming that if I take an hour or two to return to the sector from halfway across the galaxy, all the loot would have disappeared before I get there.

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Re: Will AI ships pickup drops?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 05:31:49 PM »
Does the loot not currently time out when there are no players in the sector?  I've been assuming that if I take an hour or two to return to the sector from halfway across the galaxy, all the loot would have disappeared before I get there.

unfortunately that's true. Sorry didn't think of that  :(