- fleets sit still all the time? Yeeeah i get it youre one of those peese-loving hippies or what. Man, if your fleets are not blowing something up (they are, noticeably, moving when doing so) you built them for sole purpose: to burn maintenance.
- 15 engines for standoff? Useless because large ships are slow because of mass and if you have 'really' lots of missiles they will rest in pieces before they catch up to 8 engines. Usually they go down from alpha.
- man i repeat troop pods make ships weak because they waste space and give neither tank nor dmg. You have 'one' fleet made from unarmed transports 'only' and you manually drop on planets. Scripts for planetary assaults are ****, they will suicide your troops on homeworld REPEATEDLY or drop then THEN bombard them. Or simply go for some unimportant backward holes first. No troops on auto fleets is a rule.
-10 armor hurts at the start you mean they eat steel? i do not even start building fleets before 4-5 steel mines close to shipyards, after that i have no deficit of it. Repairbots are very far in tech tree if youre not Ikkuro, and if you play 500k tech like i do it is long time before you get them; and they 'help' vs railguns not 'negate' them. All railguns alpha no recharge (filled to reactor power cap) bullshits still one-shoot everything even with repairbots on it. And monsters love munching on low armor ships.
- hyperdeny is useful with what you said? wont argue, but i do not use this tactic, i prefer to alpha everything instead of wasting time on slow whittling; and if their large ships got missile too your small are screwed regardless of hyperdeny; from what ive seen in shadows ai loves missles.
You think you can freely waste 4 space on early ships? Thats what will get you screwed. 4 space is an extra gun, or whopping 4 armor.
Have you played Wargame:Airland Battle? There them US have big launchers on unarmored jeeps yes they are fast but this is secondary because rockets one-shoot a tank. If you have enough alpha rest doesnt matters, go read on suicide ganking fits in hi-sec.
< Message edited by paShadoWn -- 6/16/2013 11:37:42 PM >