Cornflakes_91 wrote:if you are force-feeded by simply docking at a station the AI will abuse that by at least trying to rip you off.
I assume the LT mission system pays you the correct amount for completing a mission. The AI is going to consider screwing over the player over fuel... And you know that, how? Do literally have to check my bank balance after every debit/credit transaction and make sure the AI banking cronies didn't try to short me too? Over my whole empire of AI controlled ships, I have to scour their transaction reports to make sure the AI player didn't try to overcharge/underpay another AI player? I think you will agree that this is dumb. And this cheating AI strategy has no consequences?
The economy is procedural. I get it. Prices fluctuate. But what you are concerned about is the the XXX,XXX amount of product you are trying to sell at market. Not the XXX fuel it took you to get there.
Cornflakes_91 wrote:the ships in X3 dont refuel automatically, they dont use fuel at all.
They do so. It's called the CAG and CLS1&2 pilots
. It's fuel cells used for jumps and your AI pilots can be trained to buy more when needed.
I don't know how many ways I can say it. Right now, we have actual technology to power things automatically, and we don't have to worry about recharging stations or gas pumps anywhere, draining our bank account. The fridge example, we don't have to tell our fridge to keep itself cool. You set a rheostat control, and your fridge just stays that temperature. It's been that way for over a century. It just does it, and it's not nearly as advanced as a spaceship.
In LT, the ship warns me I'm low on fuel, the station computer can be aware I need it. You're telling me, my future spaceship can't refuel via a rheostat price control, and conduct the refueling transaction without me? How did we loose this basic technology? I've pointed out the broken and cumbersome X3 game which has AI pilots that automatically refuel themselves, without being cheated by the AI. Why is that not possible in the LT future?