I've been playing Starbase 24 quite a bit, as I find it a lot of fun. However, after we destroy the first two waves of enemy ships, they add a new incentive, and your xo/tac officer comes on the screen stating a new mission. Then a whole bunch of enemies warp in from nowhere, and no matter what I do, I always die in that wave. Wherever I am at that moment, there are ships all around me (targetable) and they open fire on me. Sometimes, I don't even last a few seconds before my shields and hull are wiped out.
Yet, others survive this. What am I doing wrong here, and how can I compensate so I'm not always playing this part of the scenario AFTER I rez?
Hit the G.T.F.O. button (Evasive Maneuvers, Emergency Power to Engines, Aux to Inertial Dampers and a Deuterium Tank Burn) and move to the periphery where friendlies are. Especially successful in a cruiser.
In the event you cannot do that, if you're an engi, hit TT1, RSF, EPtS1, Aux2SIF3, , HE1, TSS2, BFI, and EM and get the hell out of dodge. If you're a tac, TT1, APO3, EM, EPtS, BFI and get the hell out of dodge. If you're a sci, Photonic feet, TT1, EPtS1, TSS2, HE1, BFI, and get the hell out of dodge. If you're an engi in an Oddy, put all power to shields, hit TT1, EPtS1, RSF, BFI, Aux2SIF3, TSS2, HE1, and then take it like a man. Then hit BFAW, TS, and give it back.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
Meh. I only get overwhelmed after the third or fourth successive combo of csv and torp spread by managing to get 20+ ships attacking me and tac team + engy shield heals can't keep up. I fail to see what the problem is.
The best part is that I can end up dying several times in that instance and still get first place, simply from raw damage dealt.
What are you flying?
Most larger cruisers can soak the damage
if you are an escort either be moving away before the count hits (and ideally Above the action or below it)
If you are a sci spam the hell out of them with lasting effects plenty to choose from
of course a nice blast on the repulsors is always a good option
(Just don't shout "I AM IRON MAN" when doing it )