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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-01-2010, 07:58 PM
When soloing, it's always advisable to use some self-repair powers if possible (shield repair in particular). Also use Defensive or Balanced presets. Keep re-distributing shield power as much as possible, even before you take damage.

If you find yourself taking a beating too quickly, do 'alpha strikes'. Launch a massive attack (make sure your weapons are fully charged first and all relevant abilities have been activated), then hit Evasive Maneuvers and whatever other escape abilities you have and get the hell out of there ASAP. Rinse and repeat until the job is done.

Lastly, be sure to take down the weakest enemies first. If you can take down weak enemies quickly, then that drastically reduces the amount of enemy fire you have to deal with at any given time. Remember to prioritise enemies that are on the lowest shield/hull rating.

And if all else fails, save the mission for when you are a grade or two stronger.