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01.14.2012 , 07:28 AM | #5
On harder missions first thing is to locate source of biggest damage.
Second is finding optimal way to eliminate targets.

For example last mission with defending base station :
- main source of incomming damage : bombers
- best way to eliminate : "painting" rockets + blasters -> try to focus smaller groups not whole cloud at once. For example i do clear cloud from left to right.. badly damaged ships still do same damage, clearing half of cloud cut incomming damage in half.
- use Electronic Warfare module when fighting "elite fighter", so you limit damage taken from it and bomber.
- When attacking use Conversion module to boost blasters. Best defense is offense.. switch to boosting shields only when there is no targets to attack (usualy right after eliminating cloud of bombers)

"painting" targets with rockets - hold right mouse button and drag cross-hair through targets, release mouse button. Up to 4 targets gets its single rocket... no need to click multiple times.

Tips for eliminating mine-fileds :
- each mine needs to be hit by plaster just once.. so just spray them with blaster along their lines.
- single EMP might clear up to over 100 mines in single use, when used in good position.

When destroing mine deploing ship, focus on hull first spaming it with rockets and blasters.. engines are much easier to finish in later pass.