It happens most with high speed ships, and it happens when those ships are on a manually set autopath of multiple turns. I have not seen it for ships on auto explore or auto survey. If the ship is on a multi turn auto path and if it is off screen for an entire turn of that auto path, there is a chance that it will not display the fog-revealed tiles when you do get around to looking at that region of the map.
Agree, this is what I have noticed also, with my less than attentive attention.
Generally, it happens when the ship is sent off into an area of solid fog.
Yes, this has always been the case with me.
It is a display glitch. Saving and reloading refreshes the display, which means the tiles were properly marked as "revealed" in the appropriate dataset Often, sending a subsequent explorer nearby will start filling in the display when the second explorer comes close. It looks like the second explorer has this sudden invisible magic sensor range that comes into effect.
Yes, I've noticed this as well.
It would be a clever trick if it were done on purpose.
My conclusion is they need to play more and work less.
LOL I don't think too many of them would complain about doing that... except maybe Brad and Paul...
Good work, erischild, just wanted to add my insignificant validation of what you've reported based on my own informal observations of this lovely issue.