[0.13.0] Undesirable bot behavior related to fire

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[0.13.0] Undesirable bot behavior related to fire

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Not sure if this is considered a bug or not. But this makes construction bots less likely to survive in combat.

I can't reproduce it reliably, and this is the nearest I get. At the first time I see it the two bots were near a burning tree, when there were a lot of biters and spitters around, and they didn't survive.
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Are they trying to repair each other?

It's only a bit risky to use construction robots in combat in most cases. And that's exchanging the loss of some bots with the things to repair. But in this case it makes no sense. It might also be more common when using fire in base defense.

Btw: is there a way to reopen a bug? For example this one

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Post by youdoomt »

it's not a bug robots are just stupid...

to reopen a bug, I'm not sure, I once made a post saying I had new info for something and linked the post.
try that if you think it's necessary.

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Re: [0.13.0] Undesirable bot behavior related to fire

Post by TruePikachu »

I can think of three possible fixes:
* Stop letting construction bots repair things if they're being damaged
* Increase the rate that construction bots repair things
* Decrease the rate of damage bots receive from fire

If the bots utilize thrust of some sort to remain airborn (as opposed to wings or antigravity), that can act as an explanation for a fire resistance.

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testasdf wrote:Not sure if this is considered a bug or not. But this makes construction bots less likely to survive in combat.

Are they trying to repair each other?

No and yes. They just blink/flash like that because they are stacked and the health bars are competing for visibility. The robots will try to repair anything that gets damaged, including other robots.

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Post by Rseding91 »

That's by design, if you don't want them to repair stuff while you're burning the world down don't bring them with you :)
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