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subzero22
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attacking a homeworld?

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I started a fight on a races home planet . I was wondering if they ever run out of ships and if they do what happens when you finally win. I've gone threw at least 15 of them before I finally gave up lol.
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If you see infinite ships around the planet, there are actually infinite ships :).
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But you don't see infinite. If you see more than 10, it's infinite. As in, no counter is incremented or decremented when you beat one of them. They reset the ship and send it again.
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Are you sure about "more than ten"? I thought the last fight before the final had more than 10...
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Doing a source trawl to get a definitive answer:

There are 12 Ur-Quan battle groups circling the Sa-Matra. Each of them has MAX_SHIPS_PER_SIDE, which is 14. So yes. If you see more than 14 ships it's infinite.

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once you get to the Sa-Matra itself, there are only 6 ships - 3 each - as the remnants of the guard. So on that, nope. Way fewer than 10.

Incidentally, there are 5 mycon podships guarding the post-ambush sun device. I had thought there were more.
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Wait, how many Druuge Maulers are at the Bomb World? Aren't there... 7? Or is there somehow 10+?
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There's only 5 Maulers, actually.

Incidentally, if you've pissed off the Orz (by asking about the Androsynth too many times, most likely) before getting the Taalo shield, there are 14 of their ships guarding the Taalo world as well I think.
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On some level I kind of regret that brute force isn't a viable strategy in getting some of these items.
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