Interceptors are among the upcoming new features in development for War to the Core. They are small, automated warships that alternate between attack and defense. Player-controlled Motherships can fight against incoming enemy Interceptors to defend their base or fly alongside their own fleets of Interceptors to victory. You can also exercise some tactical control over your Interceptors, modifying their flight paths to avoid obstacles, strike secondary targets, and attack from unexpected directions. The following is a description of how Interceptors will work in War to the Core. This aspect of the game will continue to expand and improve based on testing results and player feedback.
1. Interceptors spawn at their alliance base and circle around it. A path indicates the route that Interceptors will follow when they attack. By default, this path is a straight line from the allied base to the enemy base.
2. If an enemy moves within an Interceptor’s aggro range, it will attack the enemy. When the enemy is destroyed or moves out of the aggro range, the Interceptor will resume circling the allied base.
3. When Interceptors reach a certain number, they begin traveling towards the enemy base. On launch, a new set of Interceptors begin spawning at the alliance base.
4. Aggro ranges on Interceptors deactivate once they start traveling. If an enemy, however, moves into an Interceptor’s attack range, the Interceptor will stop traveling and start attacking. When finished attacking, or if the enemy moves out of range, the Interceptor will resume traveling towards its destination.
5. Draw way-points to modify their Interceptors’ path. To start drawing a path, first Shift + left click on your alliance base. This will bring up a set of icons for all commands that affect the whole alliance, including: “Create Way-points” and “Clear Way-points”. After selecting “Create Way-points”, you can create way-points by pressing Shift + right click. Each time you create a way-point, the interceptor path will update to display the new route.
6. If you don’t like your selection, press Backspace to cancel your design, which will cause the path to return to what it was before you started modifying it. To clear an existing path, select the “Clear Way-points” icon from your alliance base.