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PostPosted: Mon, 13. Jan 14, 23:08    Post subject: Value of building mass Laser tower factories ?? Reply with quote Print

I was wondering today after having seen something about a plot battle where a guy had 450+ Laser towers defending some system. If I shouldn't start producing a Complex built around Laser towers ?.

Maybe 5-10 Factories for lasers an the support it needs to produce. This way I could ring Argon prime with Laser towers to protect myself, an sell them to everyone els.

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PostPosted: Mon, 13. Jan 14, 23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Laser towers and fighter drones are great for the last part of Final Fury plot in TC.
Laser towers are also needed to protect the Beryll in an AP plot.

Otherwise, I avoid them because of the tendency for them to go rogue.


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 00:09    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

what, they turn on you?


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 01:07    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Laser towers sometimes miss their target and fire on friendlies.

You can soon end up with a shoot on sight status, if not checked quick enough.

I know one pilot who ended up having to cancel his game and restart, just because of that.


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 01:19    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

eeew, hmm not sure then, cos by looks of it, none ever has laser towers for sale, so I could make a killing. But I dont to screw my game either. maybe I could replace Laser towers with Capital warships for defence


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 01:48    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The only reason I could think of that you'd have to restart your game is if you failed to use more than one savegame slot. Seeing as there are ten slots available, plus three autosaves, you shouldn't have any such problem. That pilot TTD referred to probably was a bit lax in his save strategy. Don't avoid something that could be fun just because someone else may have had a [self-inflicted?] problem with it. Razz

As for lasertowers, some people don't understand how to use them, so they get into trouble. IMO, they're great for certain applications, but I'll leave that to you to discover. Wink


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 04:36    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

hehe ok, an your right, I will do it an see what happens. I didn't like the idea of having to build hundreds of Capitals as defenses, nor the cost of it.

Sounds like I have something to "discover" for myself lol


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PostPosted: Tue, 14. Jan 14, 06:47    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I use lots of 'em in Xenon sectors.... Twisted Evil


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PostPosted: Wed, 15. Jan 14, 21:44    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Vanilla laser towers are solid IS... its just they aren't worth much OOS. OOS combat is point blank.


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