I was just tooling around as the TEC Loyalists versus three AI players; I had an alliance with Vasari Rebels (all pacts researched and applied both ways).
One of my starbases was taking potshots at a Progenitor Mothership, and I noticed something very interesting: the Progenitor was taking hull damage BEFORE its shields were depleted. I should note that my starbase was new, so it didn't have any weapon upgrades yet; it was just using its basic laser weapons. There were no other ships in the system, and I know the Mothership hadn't been damaged previously (also, I WATCHED as it took hull damage).
Possible additional factors:
- I experienced two minidumps this game (my first ever!) and had recovered the game from autosaves
- I noticed that the Advent Loyalist player was occasionally running around with TEC and Vasari ships, such as Garda Flak Frigates, Kodiaks, and a Ravastra Skirmisher (mind controlled somehow? It was an Advent Loyalist, but to my knowledge he hadn't built a Coronata under circumstances that would permit him to capture any of those ships with autoattacks); I should note that my game is not modded at all
WTF is going on? Am I trippin'?
I have screenshots; I can and will provide them as necessary.