Author Topic: Why does scouting take time from the time pool?  (Read 649 times)

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Why does scouting take time from the time pool?
« Topic Start: January 09, 2018, 05:57:27 PM »
Just wondering, why does sending out a scout take an hour per scout to do.. It seems odd to me that giving an order like that would take time out of the time pool, when something like doing any financial actions does not..

Is there a reason for that?
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Re: Why does scouting take time from the time pool?
« Reply #1: January 10, 2018, 04:27:01 PM »
You have to take time to review the information returned by the scout. You don't just automatically know what the scout knows.

Also: Gameplay considerations.

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Re: Why does scouting take time from the time pool?
« Reply #2: January 26, 2018, 04:00:00 PM »
Probably shouldn't ask questions like this, lest the dev's think it would be more realistic for a scout to take two turns to complete a mission; there and back.

;) THAT would suck lol
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Re: Why does scouting take time from the time pool?
« Reply #3: January 26, 2018, 10:33:44 PM »
We did that once, for a couple weeks. You're right, it sucked.
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Re: Why does scouting take time from the time pool?
« Reply #4: January 27, 2018, 02:24:30 AM »
Broad rule, things that only affect you in a non-significant way take no hours, things have collective benefits cost hours.