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Mine Sweeping

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:48 pm
by Andor
Somehow I was able to detect a web minefield outside the 200ly range. Here's most of the message I received:

(-m0011)<<< Sub Space Message >>>

From: <All Ships>
We are scanning for mines
Enemy Mine field detected!
AT ( xxxx , yyyy )
They are Crystalline style web mines.
We are 999 light years
from the outside edge of the field.
There are 307 mine units.
Mine field ID Number : ##
The field is 34 light years across.
We must be 999LY closer to
target mines with beam weapons.
307 mines remain.


From <All Ships> is not a modification and the distance from the outside edge is not accurate. AT ( xxxx , yyyy ) and Mine field ID Number : ## have been modified. If this is a joke, Echoview is falling for it too. Anyone else experiencing similar sensor issues?

Re: Mine Sweeping

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:46 pm
by Havok
Could this have been from your ally?

Re: Mine Sweeping

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:45 am
by Andor
I'm the independent Privateers, so no.

Re: Mine Sweeping

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:46 am
by BitMask
This game is using PWrap. You might be close to the wrap border.

Re: Mine Sweeping

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:26 pm
by BitMask
In PHost the sensor sweep mission also does mine sweep, so all ships doing those 2 missions will detect mines. The wrap will also be used to detect minefields meaning a ship will detect any mine over the wrap border within scan range.

PHost only give you 1 message per mine, where TimHost will give you a message for each ship scanning the mine (i.e. TimHost will give you the same mine 2 times if 2 ships detect it). For this reason PHost does not tell you the ship and distance from the ship that detected the mine.

The message you received is legit.

Re: Mine Sweeping

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:53 pm
by Andor
Dang, I remember reading that about Sensor Sweep now. Its the generic way in which phost reports mines that really threw me off. I'm glad I at least left the x,y coordinates and minefield ID blank, but the Crystals know I'm close to them now #-o

Thanks