Confirmed Stellaris - [v.2.8.0 (a765)] Automatically joined offensive war

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Dec 17, 2020
Hi BeniLord,

Thanks for submitting the bug report! I'm having a look at it now.

You, as the player, are for some reason stored as being an extra attacker in the upcoming war of the Mesh'Ben. This already from the time of the save. To get more details on this matter, do you know whether you at any point previous to this were
  • invited to join war by
  • in a federation with
  • a subject of
the Mesh'Ben?

Knowing this would be of great help.
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Dec 17, 2020
I figured out what is happening. The War Declaration notification DOES appear. According to the tooltip, if you do nothing the war will be automatically declined:

View attachment 675965

However, it automatically accepts it instead:

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I was able to replicate this a couple times using the attached saved game.
Thank you so much for the report and the save! I'm doing my best to get to the bottom of this right now, but while digging through the code, I certainly get why this hasn't been fixed yet. It's quite the space jungle to machete through!

If you have any auto saves leading up to this one I'd greatly appreciate you uploading them as well. All of the saves I've looked at previously have been too late in the process to catch the bug in action. (I haven't had any time to look at the one you've posted here though, but It looks promising that you have the actual alert on screen. None of the previous saves have had it and we've been unsure whether it actually appears or not.) I'll also make sure to look through your original thread!

So once again. If you happen to have any saves that lead up to this moment, please upload them.
Dec 17, 2020
You're welcome! Here are a couple more saves, although I think the first one I attached is still the best to use. It is before the Ketlings make their proposal for an offensive war. They should ask within a few months, then the 180 day timer kicks in.

Yes, that save was the golden one! That's the first save I've seen that gives the player a war invitation message.

This has been a tricky one to track down, but I have a good lead on what might be causing this now and am hoping that I'll get a fix in for the next patch!
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Dec 17, 2020
This has just happened to me as well. A federal war I had kept preventing so far, until I forgot to answer the last notification. The tooltip also says "will be denied automatically".

I figure that you no longer need a save but while you are at it, perhaps it's worth reporting what looks like a wrong assumption of the strength of this federal war's victim.

They are qualified as Overwhelming in the War Declaration view, except that they are all the contrary. My fed regroups the 2 or 3 most powerful empires in the galaxy (including the war's requester), and the future victim has no allies and has been plagued by an AI uprising since decades.
Ah, so it fails to auto decline in a federation vote as well. That's very good to know :) I'll make sure to check that out.

I'll also make sure to post this about the empire strength to QA as well. It indeed looks weird. Do you happen to have a save with that vote pending or soon about to happen?
Dec 17, 2020
I'm investigating this right now and hope to push a fix in for the Nemesis patch, but we can't make any promises at this stage :smile:
Could you guys concider making this a hotfix? Because this is kinda a game breaking bug.
I'm investigating this right now and hope to push a fix in for the Nemesis patch, but we can't make any promises at this stage :)