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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 426
# 4
11-04-2012, 08:59 AM
In practice, I think the AI isn't really advanced enough for dedicated minelayer craft. Ideally you'd want them to lay minefields in front of approaching ships (such as across the probe lanes in KA Space) but more likely they'd just try swarming the gates and getting themselves shot at while their mines were generally inefficient.

If they're just going to be skipping around shooting at your currently selected target, why not equip them with fewer energy weapons and more torpedoes? A drone, for example, which has TS2 and a pair of photon torpedo launchers.