Seriously, this is a farce that you can't reproduce it (or too lazy, because it's not costing you coin)
Don't expect players to do your work creating 'consule logs' of the events (especially if they're not tech-savvy to do that)
I refreshed before attempting to dump some cookies on my neighbour.
I launched a single hull, hit the base, went to join battle, & guess what happened?
The bug hit.
This is a total FARCE. I had to refresh the game, the join battle via the pop-up in base that advised my fleet was in battle, would I like to join? THAT got me into battle, but seriously, do you think folks want to do that all the time?
Extremely annoyed about this.
Lucky you, it hasn't happened to you YET.
@Templar614 This has basically been an issue, as far as I can tell, since soon after the inception of HTML5. There's also the bug of watching combat in other bases whilst running Reaver Tide on your own, where you don't get to see a base hit, but get put back into your own base to watch the Reavers play Kamikaze. I suspect the 2 are related.
Whatever the issue is, it's deeply buried in the code.
It's a tad annoying if you're innocently trying to dump cookies but wind up auto'ing said base (ESPECIALLY if in your own sector, & how much of a crime that is lol)
& I'm sure their systems that they 'play' on are far better than our own.