Running out of ideas

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jlehtone
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Running out of ideas

Post by jlehtone » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 18:32

A parallel to:
Timsup2nothin wrote:
Fri, 21. Sep 18, 23:02
Can't buy your way around it, get a bigger ship and blast your way around it, just really have to try and try again until you get it in the one and only way that there...
Lets take a hypothetical situation. Some botched experiment has leaked military intel to the Xenon. (I hope the Goners hand the traitorous culprit to proper authorities. :twisted: ) The Xenon are about to launch a proper Invasion. (But judging by the previous attempts and plot boss fights it is probably a Meh.)

What could a foolish volunteer do?
  • Take M2 and do what the Destroyers do.
  • Play a game of Turret Defense with Drone Attack of the Ancients.
  • Send entire player Armada. 40:1 odds should do it.
  • Confine the Xenon with Farms.
  • Climb into Goner Ranger and preach the Truth. (Relay radio signal via hammers for better coverage.)
  • One Corvette. The fastest ship of the fleet. Not quite an eXperimental shuttle, but close enough for nostalgy.
  • Buster MD
:gruebel: That is already double the list I had in mind at start. There must be other ways ...
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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by Alan Phipps » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 18:56

Build the meanest ever defensive belts of fortified outposts, banks of lasertowers and extensive minefields in the Xenon-bordering sectors. Still, human history tells us how well that idea is likely to play out.
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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by Timsup2nothin » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 19:51

This might be what you meant by "confine them with farms," but there's always get a fleet of Mammoths and station bomb their capital ships as they come through the gate.
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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by radcapricorn » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 20:11

Get inside in a Kestrel and make them all shoot each other while employing evasive maneuvers 80lvl?

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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by Timsup2nothin » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 20:40

radcapricorn wrote:
Fri, 28. Sep 18, 20:11
Get inside in a Kestrel and make them all shoot each other while employing evasive maneuvers 80lvl?
I find that works better in a Disco. More maneuverability is far more valuable than the higher top speed.
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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by radcapricorn » Fri, 28. Sep 18, 21:57

Sure, but I thought it was supposed to be challenging :D

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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by jlehtone » Sat, 29. Sep 18, 14:21

Yes, challenge is the icing on every cake.

Friendly crossfire was indeed missing from the list. Subvariant of that is luring locked missiles / chasing ships into fatal collision. Works in Hollywood, might be feasible against Hammerheads.

I had a Pteranodon with escorts. The PALC turrets were chasing pesky Terran NPC. The escorts did survive, but even the NPC definitely can attempt radcapricorn's manoeuvre.



Yes, farming == bombing. The invention of agriculture is said to be one of the human civilisation's biggest mistakes.
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Re: Running out of ideas

Post by Timsup2nothin » Sat, 29. Sep 18, 18:51

jlehtone wrote:
Sat, 29. Sep 18, 14:21

Yes, farming == bombing. The invention of agriculture is said to be one of the human civilisation's biggest mistakes.
Ah. Then missing from the list would be what I thought you meant by confining them with farms, which was just building a bunch of stations in front of the gate and sitting in sector to watch. Wheat farms work really well for that because they are big in two dimensions to give good coverage but are thin in the third so you can stack them. MSPP work good too, but they are a lot more expensive.
Trapper Tim's Guide to CLS 2

On Her Majesty's Secret Service-Dead is Dead, and he is DEAD

Not a DiD, so I guess it's a DiDn't, the story of my first try at AP
Part One, in progress

HEY! AP!! That's new!!!

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