Hi all! I just bought the app the other day and now I'm getting familiar with the game. One of the things that are not 100% clear to me is the penalty for lost components. If I understand corretly, you're supposed to get a 1 point penalty for each lost component. But I seem to lose points even when my ship is intact. It looks like I'm getting penalty for each exposed connector - as if they were lost components (while the AI doesn't get any for them).
Could that be a bug or it's supposed to work like that?
Edit: It seems like I just get 1 or 2 penalty randomly because this last game I had like 4 or 5 exposed connectors and got -2 immediately. Still no idea what I'm actually getting the penality for.
It's written in the rulebook of the app. If you set aside parts during construction and you don't use them, you get for each part a penalty of -1. Those parts will count as lost parts. Davids assumption is correct.