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Big problem with space combat

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Big problem with space combat

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Darevsool
02.07.2013 , 10:57 AM | #11
I will typically buy level 1 gear (except the armor as you get that in a reward for your first space mission) and use those parts until I can buy/equip Tier 2 crafted space components. Once I can do that, I keep using Tier 2 components until I can equip Tier 4 components in the ship as Tier 2 crafted are better than the tier 3 you buy from the space vendor in my opinion.

Now that Tier 7 parts are out, I'll typically keep using Tier 4 until I hit lvl 50 and can buy/equip the T7 gear.

Prior to the Tier 7 "heroic" space missions I never bought/used any of the 4 'addons' to the ship, like proton torpedos or the power conversion module. They may be nice, but they're not needed to complete any of the 'original' space missions.
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SteelPiranha
02.07.2013 , 03:18 PM | #12
What does your latency look like, OP?

The reason I bring this up is that sometimes when my internet connections slows down to where I have 1 red bar, the mission will continue and you'll be able to fire lasers, but no enemy ships will be harmed. Sometimes this happens and I can actually finish the mission without harming a single ship or objective, then my ship just flies forever lol.

Just something to check.

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Kotli
02.07.2013 , 03:42 PM | #13
For space combat you need space ship part of the correct level for the mission your trying to do. The checks are gear ranks 0, 1 and 3 when levelling. If your trying to do a mission with gear below the ranking listed your find it hard if not impossible.

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SamsterHam
02.08.2013 , 05:44 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Kotli View Post
If your trying to do a mission with gear below the ranking listed your find it hard if not impossible.
It really depends on what level you are, and what level the mission is. You can't do level 1 missions with nothing, and you can't do Heroic (Level 7) missions with level 5. But if you have 1 and trying to do 3, then it might work, but you'd have to be really good to do that.

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psandak
02.08.2013 , 08:52 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by SamsterHam View Post
It really depends on what level you are, and what level the mission is. You can't do level 1 missions with nothing, and you can't do Heroic (Level 7) missions with level 5. But if you have 1 and trying to do 3, then it might work, but you'd have to be really good to do that.
Actually, on my latest character, I did a bunch of this. I basically kept forgetting to buy upgrades at fleet and did not want to go through the loading screen twice to buy them. So I just did the missions with an "inferior" ship. But because I already had extensive experience with all the space missions I was able to do just enough to finish them. Only after I hit 50 did I buy the grade 5 ship upgrades...I still don't have the EMP generator because I continue to forget to buy it .

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WarbNull
02.08.2013 , 09:46 AM | #16
Space is way to easy and quite boring I must add. I really wish they would've done a more free roaming space than this rail shooter and rehashed levels. But it is what it is.

Like others have expressed, it is all about having the correct upgrades for the level your character is and the level of space mission you choose. When you click on the mission it usually says in the description before accepting it what level of upgrades you should want to have for it.

Also as Darevsool said, those Tier 2 Crafted upgrades are a bit better than the Tier 3 ones you get from the vendor.
You also want to get those commands from the Fleet Comms Vendor that is standing behind the Star Ship Upgrade Vendor in the Fleet. They do help out when in a pinch and make the missions even easier than they already are.

One thing you want to also focus on is getting all the Bonus Missions as you do them. They give you more credits and XP. Especially the ones that do not get listed in the upper right of the screen as you are doing the missions. Those would be the ones where you destroy the Bridge of the Capitol Ships and the lower Antenna on the enemy Space Stations.

Also what SteelPiranha suggest about checking your latency is something to look at. It could very well mess with your ability to play the missions.
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Mayeh
02.08.2013 , 10:18 AM | #17
Just thinking here....

Are you trying to destroy the big ships or the fighters? The basic fighters in the easy missions should only take a couple of hits to kill. A frigate on the other hand, you can only kill the turrets most of which are a bit harder than a fighter, the main turret on the front is significantly harder to kill. You can also take out their engines with a bit of effort. On Destroyers and up, you can only really take out turrets and shield generators (if they have them, in which case they need to be taken out first).

Frigate has four turrets at the front, two in the middle, two at the back as well as two other targetable areas that I've never killed.
Destroyer has three rows of four turrets on the top and the same on the bottom, I also seem to remember a cluster of four turrets amidships on top. can also have four shield generators on the back part of the topside, also has a bridge, which again I have never been able to destroy.

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WarbNull
02.08.2013 , 11:01 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Mayeh View Post
Just thinking here....

Are you trying to destroy the big ships or the fighters? The basic fighters in the easy missions should only take a couple of hits to kill. A frigate on the other hand, you can only kill the turrets most of which are a bit harder than a fighter, the main turret on the front is significantly harder to kill. You can also take out their engines with a bit of effort. On Destroyers and up, you can only really take out turrets and shield generators (if they have them, in which case they need to be taken out first).

Frigate has four turrets at the front, two in the middle, two at the back as well as two other targetable areas that I've never killed.
Destroyer has three rows of four turrets on the top and the same on the bottom, I also seem to remember a cluster of four turrets amidships on top. can also have four shield generators on the back part of the topside, also has a bridge, which again I have never been able to destroy.
The Bridges take quite a few missiles to destroy. I have not counted the quantity needed but it is a lot. In fact it takes the most out of everything else. I think even more than the Antenna under the Space Stations. If anyone plans to take out the Bridges they really need to make sure and get the Missile Upgrades so that they have enough missiles to do so and still finish the rest of the mission. At least that is my suggestion.

I heard it was easier to take out the Bridges with the Proton Torpedo but I have yet to get that to test it out. Once my Smuggler hits 50 I will try it out.

Note: For the new players that may not know. If you use your lasers on the shields and bridges, you are wasting your time. They can really only be destroyed by missiles. You notice which targets require missiles as they flicker with light blue and/or white circles around it as you hit them with lasers.
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