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by thc
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Help with campaign mode
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Help with campaign mode

I'd like to hear some strategies from people who have beat the game. I'm talking about admiral difficulty. I usually manage to get 6-7 planets before coming up against a fleet where I just get decimated. The last time, I went up against a 70k HP federation fleet when my own tribe fleet only had 20k....
by thc
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide
Replies: 89
Views: 88003

Re: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide

This is great stuff STW! I especially like that you gave explicit ship designs. Finally decided to share some of your secrets! Okay, now about the long range section. I'm curious why you rated plasma spam lower than missile spam. In my experience, plasma spam always has the capability of beating mis...
by thc
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide
Replies: 89
Views: 88003

Re: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide

Putting repairs on the safest positioned ships somewhat contradicts itself, because every repair forgoes a gun. So for a drag out long range war you can lose over 1000 damage for that 1000 HP. If to get repair to work requires very fine toned conditions. I will go test 2 identical plasma fleet, one...
by thc
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide
Replies: 89
Views: 88003

Re: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide

Nice update! You may want to look into making it into a more readable format. Take a look at gamefaqs formatting guidelines. Even if you don't want to post it there, they have some good tips on formatting. Here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/help/entry.html?cat=28 And as an example, one of my own...
by thc
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Nerf Tribe
Replies: 93
Views: 16542

Re: Nerf Tribe

THC: off all the responses I've read, congratulations! I think yours is the worst. So what if I write my posts in the first person? I'm not making claims on the basis of the entire community, I'm just trying to make a point based on my own experiences. And I'm not Bob Dole, who typically refers to ...
by thc
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide
Replies: 89
Views: 88003

Re: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide

Yes and no. The ship tanking the fighter hits does not necessary need to be your anti fighter ship. You can dedicate 1 armored ship to tank all the fighter fires while your unarmored ship fires with pulse lasers/tractors. I intend to go into that as I expand the lure and tank section. If you have a...
by thc
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Nerf Tribe
Replies: 93
Views: 16542

Re: Nerf Tribe

I had to scroll back over 100+ challenges to even find one that references the SAC or NEC "codes" (BTW, I know what they mean) to which you refer. And that one didn't involve the Tribe. So, basically, you're suggesting that the entire game system should be changed, just to accommodate a p...
by thc
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide
Replies: 89
Views: 88003

Re: 123's Comprehensive GSB Guide

Lure Fighters - Draws fire from fighters with high priority vs fighters without getting hit. Example: Engine 1 (priority set to fighter 100%, 2000 range, no other command) During NEC1, I found that 2x Engine 1's are more survivable, credit for credit than 1x engine (on tribe), combined with repair ...
by thc
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: What are your favorite ships?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: What are your favorite ships?

"Phoenix" Swarm Isis Cruiser Hull 6 Swarm Disruptor Beams and 1 Cruiser Defense Laser 1 Reflective Shield and 1 Fast Recharge Shield 1 Smart Bomb Pulse Generator 1 Ultraheavy Armor 2 Supercharged Engines and of course crew and power needs Cost: 2481.6 Speed: 0.14 That's a pretty nice desi...
by thc
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: petition for tribe nerfing
Replies: 17
Views: 4502

Re: petition for tribe nerfing

My argument is more based on the fact that even the best Tribe fleets are beatable without ever having to resort to specialist anti-Tribe designs, or making significant tactical changes. And I do think that fighters are one of the keys to beating them - nine times out of ten, if I can't beat a Trib...
by thc
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: NEC 5 with a twist
Replies: 38
Views: 26529

Re: NEC 5 with a twist

5-16 posted. Basically, the swarm frigate spam I posted on the side earlier... I gave up futzing around with Empire, couldn't make it work.

This one is a sweeper, so hopefully it gives you a bit more challenge ;)
by thc
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: petition for tribe nerfing
Replies: 17
Views: 4502

Re: petition for tribe nerfing

Tribe dominated the first NEC, even with 1000x Serenity fighters in play. Realistically, how many effective HP does double armor get you vs. laser fighters? 1000? Well, tribe gets that HP for free . Dual armor costs 400~500 credits per ship. Tribe could easily invest those credits and turn them into...
by thc
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Lethality vs Survivability
Replies: 51
Views: 8910

Re: Lethality vs Survivability

Going by the latest NEC series (ZG's #5), it seems like there is just a lot more variation with less tribe fleets. Already we are on #14 and I still feel there is a lot more room for optimization. I'm sure a lot of that is just because people are less familiar with optimizing non-tribe fleets, but I...
by thc
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: NEC 5 with a twist
Replies: 38
Views: 26529

Re: NEC 5 with a twist

5-14 Orders - aggressive air superiority
by thc
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: NEC 5 with a twist
Replies: 38
Views: 26529

Re: NEC 5 with a twist

Wow, I won't underestimate pulse fighters again XD

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