ARPIA2 and an engine quirk
So, unless you've been living in a cave for the last few days, and, similarly, haven't read the other threads on the front page, you know that ARPIA 2.0.0 was released not long ago!
However, there seems to be some... interesting... behaviour that this has unearthed. The first new mďsn resource in the ARPIA string has a completely random AvailStel value, and a ReturnStel of Earth. For some reason, I have not been able to receive a mission offer for the mission on Earth itself.
This isn't an issue of probability. The mission turns up 100% of the time.
It appears that a specific ReturnStel value excludes the spöb mentioned, along with all other spöbs in the original spöb's s˙st, from the list of valid AvailStel's.
What I want to know is whether anyone has investigated this behaviour in the past. Did it exist before 1.0.A? Is it mentioned anywhere in the Bible? (I couldn't find anything, but I'm tired)
Essentially: Is this behaviour a bug, or a feature? I can see that it might be wanted behaviour, but I wouldn't have expected it.
Clearly, there are workarounds for this, such as replicating the mission from the excluded systems. However, there seem to be other problems with ReturnStel that Pace has unearthed, and these may not be so easily fixed.
EDIT1: Altered sentence for clarity
EDIT2: Wow. Over 2.5 years here, and this is my first topic.
This post has been edited by Aelran : 31 December 2006 - 04:57 AM