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Bug Directive Directives Concealment

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Engineer777 #1 Posted Nov 16 2019 - 00:38

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The directive for the concealment skill, called Natural Cover, does not work as you would expect from its description.

The drawing below is obviously an approximation and assumes crew level boosts, including Vents, BiA, Food, and the Commander's bonus for four out of five crew members (the commander cannot receive a bonus from himself).

The "Expectation" chart is rather simple, concealment skill provides +75%, boosted to 97% by crew level boosts. Incomplete training reduces this effect linearly. The directive either simulates 100% or increases the concealment bonus by 10% (from +97% to +107%).

Where it get confusing is the "Current Reality". The moment you select the concealment skill for a member, things like Food provide a set bonus that assumes that member has the skill trained to 100%. In other words, crew level boosts increase the height of the black line (anywhere to the right of 0%) rather than increasing its slope, as you would expect. Natural Cover totally ignores crew level boosts until it intersects the black line, where it matches it until a seemingly random point where it goes 10% above the black line.

Please note that the size of the overlapping range (in which NC has no effect) depends upon how much your crews performance is boosted by vents, food, etc.

Edit: This was tested on the 1.7 common test server using the in-garage statistics, but I suspect it's the same on the live server.

Edit: This has been checked later on the live server and the issue is still present.

 


Edited by Engineer777, Sep 17 2020 - 03:50.


Engineer777 #2 Posted Nov 16 2019 - 18:57

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I suspect other directives for crew skills have similar issues, but not necessarily exactly the same. For example, Combat Course does not always grant an effect equal to having Clutch Braking fully trained, this can be observed in the in-game vehicle comparison.

Engineer777 #3 Posted Sep 17 2020 - 03:44

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Bump because I just confirmed in-game that this has not been fixed. There are still instances where the Natural Cover directive (and presumably other directives for crew skills [not perks]) have no effect. This is because the directive does not take into account bonuses to crew performance, while actual skills do.





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