TRIBBLE Maintenance and Release Notes - May 11, 2012
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-12-2012, 02:10 AM
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Yes. Kinda. It's definitely "possible" but not 100% guaranteed.
This is intended to be an improvement... until this patch the Runabouts would all lock down a single target in simultaneous Tractor Beams, completely preventing their escape thru any means other than Polarize Hull. With this change, a single Tractor Beam can potentially be overcome through countermeasures such as Engine Batteries, Emergency Power to Engines, Evasive Maneuvers, etc.
Additionally, please keep in mind that this is a temporary fix. A band-aid solution to an AI issue that has been corrected in our upcoming code branch. Smarter AI won't require this artificial limitation, and we can work on a more elegant solution when that code is live.
I believe due to some weirdness, even Polarize Hull was not enough to escape multiple Tractor Beams. I believe that may be a long-standing issue.