Threads with advice for new players

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Threads with advice for new players

Postby follick » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:41 pm

Given the large number of new players I thought it might be good to point out some good advice that has been given in the past.
Frigate and Cruiser Design Guide
The State of Defence - A beginners guide...
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby follick » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:42 pm

Killing those darn fighters
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When your fleet is good and you want to try some difficult challenges, I recommend the Serial Attack Challege (SAC) viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4392
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby Green Glue » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:48 pm

We need this stickied, and you do know you can edit your posts, so that you can put all the links in your first post?
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby follick » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:45 pm

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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby disorder » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:54 pm

Ah thanks very much, yes I only got the game friday so I'm an incredible noob and realised my mistakes as you and others have beaten me a few times, I wish I could get rid of my old challenges but there doesn't seem to be the option.

Oh well, I'll keep fiddling around with stuff
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby yurch » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:02 pm

I'll also like to throw Cruiser missile examination in there.
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby follick » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:00 pm

disorder wrote: I wish I could get rid of my old challenges but there doesn't seem to be the option.

Click the details button next to your challenge in the challenges list, then click the delete button in the details window.
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby follick » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:20 pm

yurch wrote:I'll also like to throw Cruiser missile examination in there.

Oops. Yes I should have included that to begin with.
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby RCIX » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:01 pm

follick wrote:When your fleet is good and you want to try some difficult challenges, I recommend the Serial Attack Challege (SAC) viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4392

Why is no one pointing toward my SAC? is it too new or something...?
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby disorder » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:14 pm

follick wrote:Click the details button next to your challenge in the challenges list, then click the delete button in the details window.

Oh there it is! thanks lol
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby Pandarsenic » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:32 pm

This thread needs a stickying.

When I read those threads initially I literally scrapped all my old designs and started anew, several times more effective than I had been.
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby Lankycheese » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:15 am

Wow thanks heaps, great guides there.

I bought this game in the steam sale last week and am absolutely loving it. It's scratching that 'RPG build' itch without the need for hours of grinding!

These guides are confirming and developing my learning of the game so far and giving me some great new ideas of how to eleminate inefficiencies. I love to design balanced fleets so I'm glad that these guides are more catered for that. Even when I'm up against single weapon spam fleets, I find it boring to just counter with another spam.

This game looks quite deep, but does it hit a wall or does it keep getting deeper as players come up with newer designs?
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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby 123stw » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:43 am

Not sure how useful this is since no one responded, but figure I include it anyway.

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Re: Threads with advice for new players

Postby emgzapper » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:17 pm

As a new player this thread is exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you and request sticky.

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