I have tried to order my squads to patrol on a planet and for some reason they are not. I gave them the order as usual, I get the combat event that says they are patrolling but they are not moving and they show up as unused in my inventory. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
Yes, there it states that they are patrolling.
However, I am at the same location as them and I do not see the little yellow arrows pointing any direction. They tell you if an entity is moving, are they not?
Patrolling is currently "off," and is affecting all patrolling NPCs.
Normally, in your Party screen, not only do you get an indicator of "Current Objective: Patrol" for each squad, but you should also get a red "Traveling" indicator with each and every NPC in this Patrolling squads.
ATM, the Patrolling indicator is there, but not the Traveling indicator.
And as others have noticed, if you're at the location with the patrolling NPCs, you'll see they are not moving (ie: no yellow direction indicators).
I can only hope when the patrol feature is re-implemented, that we don't have to go back and reset them all on patrol, although there's no indication one way or the other. It'd also be nice to get a Sim News mention when the problem is resolved.
My hope is that since we who set troops patrolling still have the "Patrolling" command in place for each of the so assigned squads, that when this feature is turned back on, the command will already be in effect, and they'll just start walking again. But it may be that even the devs themselves won't know until it's relaunched as part of the next sync.
I have a vested interest in being right: I've got a 2,000 credit bet riding on this, and I hate paying off a Hutt.