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# 1 corvettes escorts battleships
02-04-2010, 09:28 PM
My take on combat this is for noobs so everyone throw in your 2 cents:


Escorts

Get behind them use up their shield energy with your energy weapons then taken out with photons they are less armed to the ass

Corvettes
Deadly in groups when you encouter the 3 or more take one out asap and break the rest apart so they concentrate on several shields not just one.

battleships
NEVER broadside with one you will loose. Go for a front or back shot. Use torps to wear down shields and to finish them off.


Just my 1 cent for tonight flame away if you must but this has helped me since day 1.
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# 2
02-04-2010, 09:55 PM
I would recommend that people maneuver. I've been with T3 escorts that sit in place and turret, and get blown to smithereens. This is because they don't pick up some speed so that they can stay on one enemy shield arc while protecting their own arcs. This tactic applies to all types of enemy ships.

It is kind of sad when I out maneuver a T3 escort in my T4 cruiser. Yes, this has happened...today.
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# 3
02-04-2010, 09:56 PM
agree keep changing what shields are facing the enemy. More shield = more damage absorbed. Keep moving dont stop and fire.
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# 4
02-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Sounds like you are flying an escort? My takes, in a science vessel:

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Originally Posted by ajac09
Escorts

Get behind them use up their shield energy with your energy weapons then taken out with photons they are less armed to the ass
Target auxiliary, move away, turning from side to side to spread damage and using the rear torpedo launcher. When 2 shields are down jam their sensors and turn towards them, using HYTorpedo skill (at point blank range if using a plasma launcher). If necessary, fly over them then turn back and torpedo again until cooked.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajac09
Corvettes
Deadly in groups when you encouter the 3 or more take one out asap and break the rest apart so they concentrate on several shields not just one.
Target shields, then pull the closest and move away, using a zig zag path and rear torpedo. Once one is down, turn towards and tackle the rest.

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battleships
NEVER broadside with one you will loose. Go for a front or back shot. Use torps to wear down shields and to finish them off.
Target auxiliary and stay above and towards their rear. With Aux down they cannot turn much at all. As they have more/better shields, the Target skills refresh so then I target shields, then apply liberal doses of forward then rear torpedo once shields are down.

I use these tactics because the AI always wants to get on your rear axis whenever they can. So, I either let them and use that to my advantage or prevent them from doing so.
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# 5
02-04-2010, 11:30 PM
Hmm I can broadside a battleship if I remember to transfer shield strength, but I'm only a Lt C 7. Probably gets harder.
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# 6
02-05-2010, 05:08 AM
I would think destroyers would escort Battleships.
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# 7
02-05-2010, 05:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajac09 View Post
battleships
NEVER broadside with one you will loose. Go for a front or back shot. Use torps to wear down shields and to finish them off.
Except that torp do like only 10% of its damage to shields, but huge damage to hull.

You should kill its shields with energy weapons and then finish it with torps.
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# 8
02-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajac09 View Post
My take on combat this is for noobs so everyone throw in your 2 cents:


Escorts

Get behind them use up their shield energy with your energy weapons then taken out with photons they are less armed to the ass

Corvettes
Deadly in groups when you encouter the 3 or more take one out asap and break the rest apart so they concentrate on several shields not just one.

battleships
NEVER broadside with one you will loose. Go for a front or back shot. Use torps to wear down shields and to finish them off.


Just my 1 cent for tonight flame away if you must but this has helped me since day 1.
hmm you should have said for wich kind of playership is this small guide good for...

If you say NEVER broadside with a battleship, you mean if you are in an escort right?
If you're sitting in an cruiser/heayv cruiser etc. you can broadside to keep the enemies shields down, when your torp is ready, turn a little bit out of the circle and fire your rear torps (with Torped Yield I or II its more efficient) and imidiately turn back to get all your phasers firing at the enemy so you keep its shields down again,l its very very simple and it works.

With escorts, keep yourself away from the enemy forward and backward firing arc and keep firing at its side, its good to use tractor beam to keep him where you want him too, or to use tachyon beam for your initial attack run too.
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