Gray, your Silvermist Destroyer needs another reactor. Your weapons plus Sprint is 534, you only have Excess of 450. If you factor in the Energy you need for Shields you really are unpowered. As you know, this causes your weapons to not only firing at way less that their optimum, you also only have a little fuel (420). You will burn out real quick while shooting very ineffectively. Take some of the engines off, tack on more fuel (at least 1000) and a reactor and you will be good to go.
G Cube, I am thinking you are design level 300, always go to the max design size. You also have 8 Ion which is 640 Energy (8 x 80 each), you only have Excess Energy of 134. So to say you are unpowered is a massive underestimate. If you are staying at size 300 and you want a ship with an Ion Weapon (for th Silvermist), just put on one Ion
Fuel of 400 is not enough. Get your fuel up to at least a 1000 so they can stay on station longer. You also should always have at least one shield (pirates), ten fuel tanks, and ditch the other 7 Ion Cannons. With the extra space you will now have from removing the Ions, you will now have about 80 more space, less the 30 for the extra fuel, and you have now have about 50 extra space. That 50 space you can fill up with one more Reactor (size 22) which now gets your extra energy up to about 206 (134+72). So you now have 28 space with 206 extra energy.., that sounds like two more Ion Cannons!!
Therefore you end up with 3 Ions and 3 reactors, I shield, and 10 fuel tanks. Now you have a max size of 300 and your total space right now is about 295. So you have 5 size to spare. Remove a Vector (29% is too good) which now gives you space for another engine. HOW IS THAT!!!!
3 Ions, 3 Reactors, 1 Shield, 10 fuel tanks, and one more engine. BTW, this will be crushed by a Silvermist. You need about 6 of these to take a small Silvermist down. About 12 for a bigger one.
< Message edited by balto -- 12/13/2011 3:28:43 AM >