Won't defend if "Assist Fleet Members" disabled
As the title implies, a pilot will not defend itself if "Receive: Assist Fleet Members" is not checked.
ie: Miners; when targetted; won't target, launch drones and attack if that setting is not enabled. This was a settings change I made so that not EVERY pilot in my fleet would launch drones, looking very "bot-ish". Also, it was silly with empire rats. My temporary work-around is to have the orca not use mining drones and instead respond to all calls for fleet member assistance.
Updated by extremest over 5 years ago
This is a very sporadic issue where sometimes none of the bots (both the initial target and any assign to respond to fleet requests) fail to target and attack an NPC. I can't quite find a rhyme or reason yet.