Guest Blog: No Win Scenario
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
08-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by
Now me personally I would consider keeping a single enemy ship alive and allowing the team to be at full strength for each and every wave to be an exploit as it goes against the intended nature of the mission. But hey, that's just me.
FWIW saving a ship is not an I-win button. In fact, many of the better teams have stopped saving because 1) it slows you down, and 2) it means you have to either deal with warheads or take out the warhead platforms.
Cooldown management and not saving a ship leader to better results overall, but it takes some practise to get there. Knowing which waves to alpha, which waves to gravity well, and when to use your TBR become of the utmost importance - not to mention your positioning on every wave.
Saving on 9 is kind of understandable, because wave 10 is so ridiculous - it doubles the amount of ships from the previous wave and throws in a dreadnought for North and East flanks - if you don't have any attack patterns or gravity well, it's not going to end well.
Waiting for a 2 minute cooldown on Alpha by saving a ship isn't as easy as it sounds, be prepared to deal with ~4 spawns of warheads, which on wave 9, aren't so fun.