|Posted By: Anonymous (2003-11-01 12:12:20) |
One of my ships was attacked by a sub. I had one of my destroyers track towards it using a waypoint. Somehow the waypoint became attached to thc sub and the destroyer followed it's every move. I suspect that this is not the expected behavior.
|Posted By: Tully (2003-11-01 12:28:07) |
actually it is. If you drag a waypoint from one of your units onto an another unit (yours or the enemy) the waypoint will track the unit. It only works if you drag from your unit to the other unit. You can also creat follow waypoints. (though I cant remember off the top of my head how. I'm out of town right now and I dont have everything in front of me) If I remember right you can drag a waypoint from a tracking waypoint and that makes a follow waypoint. You can use those to create formations that your units will stay in. Double check how to creat them though. I think there is a blurb in the Q and A section of the instructions that talk about all this.
|Posted By: Tully (2003-11-01 12:31:02) |
oh I forgot to say that tracking waypoints are also special in that units that use tracking waypoints to follow an enemy will not attack anything but that one enemy. Its kind of like a way to say focus on this enemy.
|Posted By: Anonymous (2006-03-12 17:42:39) |
I have found that the following places a tracking waypoint on a ship or sub. 1. place a permanent waypoint next to the enemy ship or sub (unable to place a permanent directly on them). 2. generate a temporary waypoint on the ship or sub by dragging from the permanent to the ship or sub. 3. Then select the two points to make them a group. 4. When the ship or sub is out of view the temporary point will disappear but the permanent will still be visible sitting next to the ship or sub.