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# 21
03-18-2012, 07:10 AM
So I moved my Tactical Officer to a Cruiser, which is not allowed to use any of the more powerful weapons I had on the Escort. However, I got past the first D'Deridex, dealt with the crater and then get killed by the IKS Whatever (the named ship - which is also a D'Deridex). The lowest I got that ship was 75%.

This is frustrating


Even worse, my other main character - an Engineer - is unable to get through the warp tunnel to do the slingshot into the past. So both characters are now stuck.
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# 22
03-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Equip all beam arrays on the cruiser, and use Fire at Will, and defensive abilities.

For the slingshot, fail it a couple times, and youll get an option to skip it... all youll miss out on is an accolade, but you can always go back for that later
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# 23
03-18-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Sardoc
Equip all beam arrays on the cruiser, and use Fire at Will, and defensive abilities.

For the slingshot, fail it a couple times, and youll get an option to skip it... all youll miss out on is an accolade, but you can always go back for that later

Thanks - I did get the option to skip the slingshot eventually. That was how my original Science Officer managed the same thing. Moved on from that mission now


Still stuck with the damned D'Deridex though
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# 24
03-20-2012, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
Thanks - I did get the option to skip the slingshot eventually. That was how my original Science Officer managed the same thing. Moved on from that mission now


Still stuck with the damned D'Deridex though
Do you have Aceton Beam? That does wonders for reducing the enemies firepower.
If you have the proper skills.
The best defense is to have a proper tank with you. Depending on your timezone I a perfectly happy to run it with you.
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS MISSION!!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT IT, YOU WILL BE DESTROYED. THE WARBIRD YOU FACE AT THE BEGINNING IS UNBEATABLE, IT WILL DESTROY YOU IN UNDER A MINUTE, IT IS WAY TOO OVERPOWERD. I went up against it in a galaxy class, and it will take all your weapons and powers offline, drain your shields fire 13 heavy plasma torpedos ( i counted them) that will go straight through your shields, and destroy you all at once, it always has weapon buffs enabled that never expire or countdown, and all weapons will disable your shields, and destroy you in one or two shots, you stand no chance, and if you manage to get the ship to 25% hull rating, your ship will automatically explode and you will have to restart the mission, regardless of the condition your ship is in. Ocassionally at 60% the ship will warp out of the system, and reappear with all stats at full strength. If you cease fire on it for more than 3 seconds the ship will repair itself to full strength in that time (i counted the seconds) this is supposed to be a soloable mission, it is not a group or fleet action, but please believe me when i say... DO NOT DO THIS MISSION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE DEV'S TONE DOWN THE WARBIRD, AND MAKE IT MANAGABLE FOR THE RANKING LISTED. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CAPTAIN (30), BUT I'M DOING IT AT A SLIGHTLY HIGER LEVEL. YOU WILL BE DEFEATED AND DESTROYED BEFORE YOU CAN FINSIH FIRING YOUR FIRST SHOTS!!!!!
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# 26
09-03-2012, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
So I moved my Tactical Officer to a Cruiser, which is not allowed to use any of the more powerful weapons I had on the Escort. However, I got past the first D'Deridex, dealt with the crater and then get killed by the IKS Whatever (the named ship - which is also a D'Deridex). The lowest I got that ship was 75%.

This is frustrating


Even worse, my other main character - an Engineer - is unable to get through the warp tunnel to do the slingshot into the past. So both characters are now stuck.
i actually got the warbird down to 25% hull, with shields almost down, my hull was at about 60% with full shields, after applying the science team, and emergency power to shields, the second it hit 25% my ship was destroyed and i had to start over. a couple of times i got the warbird down to about 60% and it warped away and then reappeared with all systems and stats at full strength (it fired two torpedos and destroyed me with 90% hull and full shields after using engeinerring team). this warbird is unbeatable, my suggestion, don't do this mission, because there are no walkthroughs, because no one i've talked to has been able to get past the warbird, or bring about 3 fleets to be destroyed along with you, because death is an experiance best shared with friends
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# 27
09-03-2012, 09:45 PM
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS MISSION!!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT IT, YOU WILL BE DESTROYED. THE WARBIRD YOU FACE AT THE BEGINNING IS UNBEATABLE, IT WILL DESTROY YOU IN UNDER A MINUTE, IT IS WAY TOO OVERPOWERD. I went up against it in a galaxy class, and it will take all your weapons and powers offline, drain your shields fire 13 heavy plasma torpedos ( i counted them) that will go straight through your shields, and destroy you all at once, it always has weapon buffs enabled that never expire or countdown, and all weapons will disable your shields, and destroy you in one or two shots, you stand no chance, and if you manage to get the ship to 25% hull rating, your ship will automatically explode and you will have to restart the mission, regardless of the condition your ship is in. Ocassionally at 60% the ship will warp out of the system, and reappear with all stats at full strength. If you cease fire on it for more than 3 seconds the ship will repair itself to full strength in that time (i counted the seconds) this is supposed to be a soloable mission, it is not a group or fleet action, but please believe me when i say... DO NOT DO THIS MISSION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE DEV'S TONE DOWN THE WARBIRD, AND MAKE IT MANAGABLE FOR THE RANKING LISTED. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CAPTAIN (30), BUT I'M DOING IT AT A SLIGHTLY HIGER LEVEL. YOU WILL BE DEFEATED AND DESTROYED BEFORE YOU CAN FINSIH FIRING YOUR FIRST SHOTS!!!!!
This is just being paranoid... I beat Warbirds at Captain level. It's not easy, but it can be done, especially with the right skills.

Polarize Hull negates Tractor Beam. Engineering Team negates Viral Matrix. Tac Team will shift the shields before/during the attack. And failing that, pulling out all Damage resistance abilities works wonders to helping you survive.

Also, distance helps. Tractor Beam can only be done within 5K, Viral Matrix within 7, Photonic Shockwave within 3K... stay out of range, take potshots, and you can win easily but slowly.
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# 28
09-03-2012, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by marine4284 View Post
STAY AWAY FROM THIS MISSION!!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT IT, YOU WILL BE DESTROYED. THE WARBIRD YOU FACE AT THE BEGINNING IS UNBEATABLE, IT WILL DESTROY YOU IN UNDER A MINUTE, IT IS WAY TOO OVERPOWERD. I went up against it in a galaxy class, and it will take all your weapons and powers offline, drain your shields fire 13 heavy plasma torpedos ( i counted them) that will go straight through your shields, and destroy you all at once, it always has weapon buffs enabled that never expire or countdown, and all weapons will disable your shields, and destroy you in one or two shots, you stand no chance, and if you manage to get the ship to 25% hull rating, your ship will automatically explode and you will have to restart the mission, regardless of the condition your ship is in. Ocassionally at 60% the ship will warp out of the system, and reappear with all stats at full strength. If you cease fire on it for more than 3 seconds the ship will repair itself to full strength in that time (i counted the seconds) this is supposed to be a soloable mission, it is not a group or fleet action, but please believe me when i say... DO NOT DO THIS MISSION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE DEV'S TONE DOWN THE WARBIRD, AND MAKE IT MANAGABLE FOR THE RANKING LISTED. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CAPTAIN (30), BUT I'M DOING IT AT A SLIGHTLY HIGER LEVEL. YOU WILL BE DEFEATED AND DESTROYED BEFORE YOU CAN FINSIH FIRING YOUR FIRST SHOTS!!!!!
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# 29
09-04-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by trek21 View Post
Engineering Team negates Viral Matrix...
I didnt know that, thanks for the tip!

The IKS HardNut IS beatable, especially using the tips given above, I've done it a few time now however its a pain in the proverbial and to be honest I dont find the mission that enjoyable. So now I tend to skip this mission when levelling a toon. Its the only mission I skip now that "Cage of Fire" is fixed and your boffs stay with you like good little officers
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# 30
09-04-2012, 03:11 AM
The mission is certainly doable. I did it in an Akira when I leveled my tac captain. The advise given to you about polarize hull or attack pattern omega certainly correct and helps to beat the mission.

I would like to add that you should avoid another mistake that is using rainbow beams/cannons. Don't put phasers, disruptors, plasma and anything else you find on a mission together. Go for one beam type and one torpedo type but don't mix multiple types of beams.

If you mix weapons you only lose weapon power extremely fast and as a result none of your weapons is doing any significant damage.

Last edited by ascaladar; 09-04-2012 at 07:11 AM.
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