I mentioned a while back in this thread, Squashing Bug #666, on uploading pictures and possible videos. Now, I do have videos, however unedited, on the formations and targeting issues, but for this thread’s sake I’ll stick to mostly pictures with some descriptions when needed.
First up, and probably the most important, is the targeting issues among ships in the squad.
These are two different Hiigaran Interceptor squads set to evasive and defensive engagement stances. Each squad was given orders via band select to kill the walls of Kushan interceptors. The retargetting issue linked in a video in the link above is removed completely for these tests.
In the top left photo, you may notice the single targeting line. For simplicity sake, as I probably will be referencing these greatly, I will call them: TL or TLs. This squad, in case you cannot tell, has three targets. During the battle, the TL will flicker between the squad leaders and the individuals squad members targets. The top right photo is but a mere instant before the first image.
Just imagine the top photos alternating constantly during combat. That is essentially what the issue appears as in game visually (with the given edits as noted above). Evasive stance was utilized because of the greater ‘flickers’ of the TL, but the same will occur in the neutral and aggressive stances visually, though less often.
Moving on to the bottom two photos, this squad remained true to their individual targets. These pictures are during two back-to-back attack runs that took place just seconds apart. The TL captured did not alternate as no targets were killed. Had the retargeting issue not been eliminated, the three TL would be locked on different targets most likely.
Just a refresher on the “retargetting” issue mentioned, I quote this from the link above:
Do continue watching through the whole video if you want, as it is short. Give some thanks to @Cloaked on the forums for this!
I’ll add to this over time, as I have to recapture some other photos. The repair corvette’s targeting behavior suffers an interesting fate that I hope to put up soon.