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Excavator mysterious
User: AW Empire
Date: 12/29/2011 1:27 pm
Views: 228
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At the Spaceport of a planet without Archaeology Ministry,
I see that I have a Excavator under construction.

In the shipyard build queue is not nothing.
What is happening? Surprised

Re: Excavator mysterious
User: Tralala French
Date: 12/29/2011 1:38 pm
Views: 22
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I had one excavator appear from my shipyard out of the blue. I can't build those...

I'm not sure if it disappeared a docked ship, a ship in building, or just was a 'freebie'. Weird...

Re: Excavator mysterious
lemming
User: lemming
Date: 12/29/2011 7:51 pm
Views: 12
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Before posting a support request, it may help you to scan recent postings.

Yes, ships have been getting built on other planets.  We're unsure of the cause, but are trying to figure what is causing it to happen.

Excavators are the most common, since many are built over the course of the day, but other ships have shown up.

Lemmings in Spaaaacccce!

Re: Excavator mysterious
lemming
User: lemming
Date: 12/29/2011 8:04 pm
Views: 26
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Issue #75.

Lemmings in Spaaaacccce!

Re: Excavator mysterious
User: Mol
Date: 1/4/2012 4:36 am
Views: 13
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I have now successfully manged to trigger the building of Excavators on two colonies, independent of each other and at two different times of the day. The trigger method:

Via the web interface push a probe from colony A to colony B with a cargo ship.

Each of these actions will trigger the building of 1 excavator on the colony B with a speed between 2000 and 5000. The shipyard does not display the excavators and the free queue count display is wrong. But the ship building queue count is internally reduced by 1 as tested by trying to fill the queue to the max. The cargo ships I am using were won from missions and were not built by me. It does not matter if the probes are from missions or were built. It does not matter if the colony B has an observatory or not. Pushing resources does not trigger. Pushing a spy shuttle does not trigger. It does not matter how many docks are free on colony B.

PS. This trigger may only be one "cause". May be different for other players.

Re: Excavator mysterious
lemming
User: lemming
Date: 1/4/2012 8:58 am
Views: 45
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Interesting.  I think you're on to something.  Not just probes though.  I don't think the ship type matters, but I do think it has something to do with pushing.

Yep.  Thanks!

Lemmings in Spaaaacccce!

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