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Bomber orders

Postby Spacemonkey » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:36 am

I notice after ordering a bomber to nuke a target, it you order it to divert it's course (eg. to fly around a group of battleships), it will lunch a nuke at the point to tell it to fly to, as opposed to just flying there.

I find this really annoying, I hate saving my bombers from getting shot down by battleships, just to have them lunch their nukes at empty ground.

I think you should be able to order bombers to attack with left click, and move with right click, much like how it works with ships.
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Postby rawera » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:55 am

I though that's what it was (right and left mouse clicks, that is).
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Postby Kuth » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:58 am

That's how it is.

After dropping off their bomb you are free to redirect them anywhere you wish.
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Postby GeneticFreak » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:10 am

As how it is now, right clicking (NOT LEFT, RIGHT) somewhere with an armed bomber that is in SRBM launch mode will drop the nuke on that place instead. SAME as left clicking.
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Postby rawera » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:15 am

Oh, well that seems kind of dumb.

I guess the rationale behind that is that when you give the arming codes (the wing plan attack r, if you will) it's the final step so the target itself is the number 1 priority, nevermind that you want to have your bombers attacking together which might entail them meeting up and arming before the actual target is assigned...
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Postby Kuth » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:50 am

As far as I can tell, you can change the bomber's target only a certain time before it launches. After that the nuke is launched, no matter where else you want it to go.

Haven't encountered the phenominae described here though.
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Postby Nuke Me Slowly » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:57 am

The problem is that when a bomber is in SRBM launch mode the next point you designate
for it will be targetet by its nuke regardlesss of whether you RIGHT click or LEFT click.
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Postby Suicide_Squad » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:28 pm

I can confirm that as I had the same problem once. I "solved" it by sending the bomber to a place out of combat range and switched to my actual target just when I wanted my bomber to launch its nuke.
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Postby Dr. Strangelove » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:57 pm

suicide and i do the same thing it would appear.

launch, arm, and tell them to fly to a point well outside the attack range
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Postby thesprucemoose » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:00 pm

I had this problem in a match i was playing about an hour ago. I had a score of 23 (I really suck playing africa....) but there was some other demo guy who had a score of 26, and the victory timer was at 10 minutes. I had loadsa nukes in my airbases, but i only had one living bomber, in an airbase on the east side of my continent. I figured i had time for one last bomber run, so i loaded him up, and sent him out to bomb one city in south america to boost up my score. i saw some enemy battleships, so i tried to divert my bomber guys course around, but he launched his nuke instead, and i didnt have time to fly him back for another one. I finished last in that game... :cry:
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Postby tllotpfkamvpe » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:01 am

sometimes bombers will refuse to change their nuking targets, but that is easily fixed. Next time it happens (it is a sort of a bug) just type something in the chat box and press enter. then u shuld be able to reorder. :P
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Postby rus|Mike » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:18 pm

tllotpfkamvpe wrote:sometimes bombers will refuse to change their nuking targets, but that is easily fixed. Next time it happens (it is a sort of a bug) just type something in the chat box and press enter. then u shuld be able to reorder. :P

:shock: Thanks for the advice: I din't even hear about this way out.
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Postby odstjj75 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:30 pm

two words. set "way points".
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