I noticed that the generic auroran/family duels were not showing up, so i checked into it. Everything checked out fine for having them available (ship type, legal status, combat rating, availability bits). I was able to get them by setting the avail random to 100% and they generally appeared all the time (there might have been an exception i can't remember). I returned them to their normal 15% and virtually never showed up (once i got two in a row in a tekel syst but no more). I would go to a bar, leave the planet, land, go to the bar again anywhere from 10-30 times in a row for each family + auroran systems and not receive any duel misns.
I changed the avail random to 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60% for different families and tested. I would get the duel twice or three times in a row, and after that i could not get another no matter how many times i tried. I had a little success with traveling to other spobs, and reloading the pilot, but nothing reliable. These misns don't set any bits that i'm aware of that would prevent them from being offered again. And getting the misn a couple times in a row and never again is very strange.
At least one other misn was acting up similarly. The test rage gunboat 597 set at a default of 40% would never show up. I set it to 100% and got it.
I tried to get them with all plugs removed and got a duel once and never again. I also tried flying around for a couple months in case there's some unmentioned, unlisted time delay that nova implements. No luck. Anyone have a solution or experienced something like this?
Thanks for any help