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PoweredBySoy
03-21-2005, 07:07 AM
I'm playing with no automatic map updates.

Often when I'm just cruising along within my Navigation map on high time compression, I'll get a contact update that is insanely far away. i.e. 200+ kilometers. Obviously too far away for any of my sensors.

How is it I'm "seeing" these?

Are these supposed to simulate radio reports from HQ? Are these areas I'm supposed to check out?

Nukem_Hicks
03-21-2005, 07:09 AM
These simulate both intercepted radio transmissions revealing locations of ships and updates from BdU. The devs felt that it would be too annoying to have you receive each update via radio.

PoweredBySoy
03-21-2005, 07:12 AM
Nice.

Okay, that makes sense then. =) Thanks.

HeibgesU999
03-21-2005, 08:17 AM
But if they had been announced by Radio also, it would give the appearence of Wolfpacks.

malkuth
03-21-2005, 08:30 AM
Some of the more important ones, like Warships do come over the radio though.

They even announce friendlies too.