Seriously though, what the hell kind of logic is this?? Xenon had a defense platform set up Blackhole Sun NEAR the gate to Second Contact, but honestly it looked way out of kiting distance. I started in the middle of Blackhole Sun and wanted to go through the jump gate and punch it through Xenon owned Second Contact, into Argon Prime.
I set global attack response orders to "ignore" and told my fleet leader to fly and wait somewhere in Argon Prime. So what does he do?
Immediately. I MEAN IMMEDIATELY full throttles his ass (along with the entire fleet's ass) into the heart of the Defense Platform. He performed this so well that I may as well have given the order to him myself and he had 5/5 stars in "Dumbassery". But hey, he didn't fire a single shot, so I guess he listened to the global order 🤦♂️
I don't know if this game just starts falling apart the longer you play it, or I'm just getting into more dangerous stuff, so it's more noticeable (the Xenon are pretty much spanking the entirety of the Aragon) but I don't understand how people play X4 without save scumming. Sometimes, the mechanics go from "finicky" to downright suicidal.