View Full Version : Protection missions need a fixed timer or highest priority

02-24-2013, 07:54 PM
Protection missions must be the worst mission type in the game. You have to sit on a planet until it builds a ship. If your relation with the race is high enough then you can see the build timer in the status menu. I don't know what influences it, but it fluctuates way too much.

The problem is that the races don't seem to care that you're taking time out of your day to protect their planet, time that could be better spent somewhere else. I had one protection mission that lasted for almost 30 minutes.

You are free to fly off and do other things while the timer counts down, but you automatically fail (obsolete) the mission if you're not right there when the ship is finally built, no matter how many enemies you destroyed to protect the planet.

These missions need a preset fixed timer, or the race needs to give priority to building a ship at the specified planet. At the moment, they aren't worth bothering with which is a shame because they appear to be extremely rewarding.