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Whenever I use the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort in STFs, the AI controlled sections always find a way to get themselves killed pretty quickly. They either decide to solo a cube/gateway & ignore my target, sit on a warp core breach, or find something else that leads to them going boom.

Are they just naturally suicidal & I should get used to watching my gimmicky bits going down in flames, or is there some way I can manage/alter their behaviour to get them to live longer?
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# 2
04-29-2012, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MallowOni
Whenever I use the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort in STFs, the AI controlled sections always find a way to get themselves killed pretty quickly. They either decide to solo a cube/gateway & ignore my target, sit on a warp core breach, or find something else that leads to them going boom.

Are they just naturally suicidal & I should get used to watching my gimmicky bits going down in flames, or is there some way I can manage/alter their behaviour to get them to live longer?
Yup Im having the same issues with mine. That they either select random targets or somehow get left behind like members of my away team during ground missions. All the negative aside I really like my MVAE but there needs to be a few tweaks IMHO.
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# 3
04-29-2012, 05:52 AM
It'd be great if we got basic carrier style command functions (attack, retreat, etc) and a HUD of some kind letting us know the health of each section, but I'm positive those won't happen, so I'm hoping for some secret technique that will let me work around their suicidal tendencies.
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# 4
04-29-2012, 06:29 AM
They're not particularly intelligent, but I tend to usually use the mode at the beginning of a large boss fight or when I'm well away from objectives that should not be attacked as a safety precaution. They've been making changes to the pets, but it might be a while before the AI is changed or before we see pet commands like carriers have if we see the commands at all.
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# 5
04-29-2012, 06:50 AM
I've found with a decent enough cruiser pilot I can launch the MVAE with relative safety, but otherwise yeah I have to save them for boss fights.
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# 6
04-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Unfortunately the AI is bad, there should be a built in don't fly next to the Warp Core breach built into all NPCs.

I wish they had better ability to heal their shields and rebalance them too.
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# 7
04-29-2012, 08:19 AM
its a problem not only with the MVAE but the odyssey sep and escort ship both do it aswell

http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=267012

◦Combat support craft have better detection of when there are no enemies left and will return to their owner immediately.
■This will help to keep separated saucers, fighters, and other support craft from hanging around next to warp core breaches at the end of a battle.


yeah sure that worked
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# 8
04-29-2012, 09:49 AM
The pets aren't the real bonus. For both the MVAM and Oddy the turn rate boost is what matters.
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# 9
04-29-2012, 10:42 AM
it's a multi vector attack escort. by that logic, the pets should only attack what YOU are attacking. that's not an unreasonable fix
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# 10
05-21-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MallowOni
Whenever I use the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort in STFs, the AI controlled sections always find a way to get themselves killed pretty quickly. They either decide to solo a cube/gateway & ignore my target, sit on a warp core breach, or find something else that leads to them going boom.

Are they just naturally suicidal & I should get used to watching my gimmicky bits going down in flames, or is there some way I can manage/alter their behaviour to get them to live longer?
It's the AI.

The pets are dumb, don't have any method of keeping themselves alive, fly right up to warp core breaches and add a negligible amount of damage.

The redeeming quality is the boost to the PCs section.


They should be better, but they aren't and most likely never will be.
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