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# 1 ISS Molly is tough!
02-15-2010, 06:35 PM
I must be doing something wrong. I thought missions were scaled in some way. But trying to defeat the ISS Molly in the Cracked Mirror mission is ridicu-hard. At least in a science vessel at Captain 7.

I just can't do enough damage to the ship, yet they can demolish me easily. Drain shields, viral matrix, using every buff I have and debuffs, switching consoles and BOs. Still the same. Its stupid hard. What the heck do I need to do?

I don't think I can beat the ship without help, but I really don't like forced teaming. Some missions with the auto teams are fine, but after soloing all of Cracked Mirror, being forced to team at the end is a smack in the face. The very least that could be done would be having the mission giver tell you you might want to bring some friends.

Aaargh...IO'm really just venting, but if anyone has any helpful tips I'd appreciate it.
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# 2
02-15-2010, 06:41 PM
simple have another person come with you on the mission .
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# 3
02-15-2010, 07:13 PM
I did it in a Sci ship as well and had a blast. Finally something that wasn't a pushover, took me three tries.

Space out your debuffs, full power to weapons and pop a weapons battery and that should do it.

Happy hunting.
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# 4
02-15-2010, 07:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nonoka
I did it in a Sci ship as well and had a blast. Finally something that wasn't a pushover, took me three tries.

Space out your debuffs, full power to weapons and pop a weapons battery and that should do it.

Happy hunting.
I'll give that a shot tomorrow. Thanks.
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# 5
02-15-2010, 07:55 PM
Science ship is definitely the way to go.. at least from my limited experience. This quest was the last quest I made it to during Open Beta and it just kept kicking my butt in a cruiser. It could have been my configuration, but I just couldn't keep the shields down long enough to really deal out enough damage before popping myself.

However, when I did it again after launch, with a science vessel.. I popped photonic fleet, which melted the shields right off the thing and was done with the fight much quicker than I'd expected.

Given that this content wasn't thoroughly tested during beta, I'd imagine it will eventually get another balance pass, but it is nice to have something of a challenge for a change, so hopefully it won't change too much.
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# 6
02-20-2010, 08:43 PM
I'm getting my butt handed to me by the Molly using an escort. I've tried hit and run, brute force, you name it. Its not even a close fight at this point so I guess I'll have to group it.
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# 7
02-20-2010, 09:26 PM
The Molly was pretty tough, but my Galaxy managed to take it. I seem to remember having to pop both my Engineering Teams with great frequency, though.
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# 8
02-20-2010, 09:26 PM
I had the same problem with an escort, bought and exploration class and a few plasma torpedoes in the aft helped
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# 9
02-20-2010, 11:19 PM
I killed the ISS Molly in 1 pass..... Capt 7 in a Defiant. I just jammed sensors (20 secs) and popped all cooldowns like attack pattern Alpha, Omega, security team II, fire on my mark, rapid fire cannons, high yield torp 3. Molly dropped like a rock, didn't even shoot back at me.
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# 10
02-21-2010, 04:18 AM
I REALLY hope that they make more encounters like this actually. This one was a grand challenge and when you finally reduce him to space dust you get that feeling of accomplishment. More like this ship in future missions please!
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