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Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/13/2012 5:11:33 PM   
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Hi. I know you cannot use standard nukes for bombardment of planetary shield planets, but will heavy mass driver perhaps work as also does bombard damage of 1m & bypass shields?

Anyone try this yet on Legends?

Will do so next time I run into planetary shields.
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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/13/2012 7:08:33 PM   
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IMO bombardment in it's current form is completely useless and must be avoided. You just make your prize you are fighting for (the colony) completely useless if you bombard it. I would like to see the possibility to prioritize the bombardment's target (eg: population, army, infrastructure etc).

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/13/2012 8:04:25 PM   
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Actaully I find bombardment very usefull.I would say it's actually overpowered in its quickness to destroy an empires colonies.One does not need to occupy when you can exterminate quicker.

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/13/2012 9:51:14 PM   
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I have found it useful to bombard hard targets at times. As a Boskara Hivemind (and hence being able to declare war willy nilly), I have occasionally just turned enemy homeworlds into smoking nuclear wasteland instead of wasting troops.

Sure, you lose a good planet, but there's tons out there. You can always terraform it back if you really want it.

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 12:50:53 AM   
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I don't believe there is any way to bombard a planet once it has a shield up (outside of planet destroyers).

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Bombardment is very useful. Even if you reduce the size of your 'prize', it also makes it much easier to conquer. Trying to take over a homeworld planet with poor tech and weak economy early in the game is next to impossible. A little nuclear devastation does wonders then.

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 12:36:15 PM   
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Hold on: so terraforming facility restores the planet quality after bombardment?

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 1:31:11 PM   
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I think it very well could.
I noticed the AI suggests to use them after disasters, so they probably restore to (or towards) original quality.

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 7:51:38 PM   
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Planets will return to their original quality anyway but a terraforming facility significantly speeds up the process.

< Message edited by feelotraveller -- 9/14/2012 7:53:24 PM >

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 8:28:02 PM   
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If I saw well, in case of natural disasters, the terraforming facility eliminates any reduction IMMEDIATELY (I had one disaster hitting my homeworld, so I was very upset, but I was not far away from the research of the necessary tech...)

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/14/2012 8:32:16 PM   
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Well that is 'significantly'.

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RE: Planetary shield bombardment heavy mass driver - 9/15/2012 8:42:01 AM   
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szabferi, that was probably a racial ability, not the terraformer

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