at one point we had mining ai, and I just got an idea about re-adding it to the game. the miner will mine within a 1km radius, the working radius from a base, and to set it up, the base would need a miner controller, which can be set to get missing resources, mine, and return to base and be idle. the miner would need a mining receiver AI so it gets the commands to do so. the miner cannot fire at enemies, and that's where the other idea comes in, the Escort AI. the escort AI can be set using a escort setup, and there can be up to 4 escorts to one controller. the escorts will escort the AI controlled tech, and fight off enemies if they try to attack. Guard/Idle AI will still work with the player controlled tech, and not interfere with the escort.