Lanius boarders kill neutral crew after surrender

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Lanius boarders kill neutral crew after surrender

Postby shadowcrust » Sat May 31, 2014 11:39 am

I knocked out the enemy clone bay and teleported Lanius boarders into the clone bay. I kept firing at their weapons room, and eventually they offered surrender, which I accepted (Long-Range Scanner, yay!).

After surrender, I left my Lanius on the enemy ship for a moment, and two neutral Zoltan crew members came into the clone bay for repair. As I was curious what would happen, I still didn't teleport the Lanius back. Both Zoltan suffocated to death, without attempting to leave the room (other rooms were neither on flame nor out of oxygen). It seems only enemy crew is triggered to flee from low oxygen, not neutral crew.

Additionally, the Zoltan crew damaged my Lanius when exploding, which I don't know if it's a bug or not, as I've never paid enough attention to note if friendly or neutral Zoltan are damaging your crew when exploding or not.

So far, so inconsequential - however, I was expecting to get another round of scrap, augments and weapons after the Zoltan suicides, as their ship was now mine!
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Re: Lanius boarders kill neutral crew after surrender

Postby Matthew » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:49 am

While the behavior is admittedly odd (the Zoltan should have fled), you definitely should not have received double rewards :) We have some protection in place to help prevent that. The Zoltan damaging your Lanius while neutral would be acceptable behavior, though they should have ran away and not died in the first place. Was the rest of the ship empty of oxygen as well possibly?
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Re: Lanius boarders kill neutral crew after surrender

Postby shadowcrust » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:09 am

No other rooms were aflame or out of oxygen, only the clone bay. What it looked like was that the surrendered ship's crew completely ignored the presence of other crew once it turned neutral, which is good enough, except if there are Lanius around. I guess this is reproducible, I'll try to remember it next time I play with Lanius boarders and save and quit before they suffocated to death if that helps.

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