Prophet309 wrote:Hmm, I guess I'll need to take another look at reinforced modules. Wait, when a ship loses its weapons doesn't the enemy stop firing on it anyway?
I haven't see much cruisers floating around and "not die", especially if the other side is using the co-op tag.
Huh, I hadn't thought about someone specifically targeting my anti-fighter frigates. They're also not immune to rocket fighters like cruisers would be. However, all my cruisers have a guidance scrambler beam, which is usually enough to protect my frigates.
Well, offensive rocket fighters never happens since they can't damage cruisers with shields, so you won't have to worry about that. Rockets are almost always leashed and are primarily use for anti fighter/anti frigate. Even against your fleet it's better to keep my rocket fighters on escort, or to skip fighters entirely, then to actually offensive rocket to try and kill them. After all, your AA frigate is no threat to anything else.
This means offensive fighters are usually laser and/or pulse, specifically targeting cruisers.
Since my anti-fighter frigates are in the very back, sending in frigates or cruisers to destroy them would put them in the line of fire of every one of my cruisers. Since I normally use a combo of cruiser plasma launchers and nomadic beam lasers, relatively fast frigates and cruisers could race in without taking too much damage. However, if they were fast enough to dodge most of my shots I would lose anyway, regardless of what they chose to target first.
Not exactly. Giving your frigate are on formation, they are as slow as your cruisers. So even long range stuff like plasma would hit them. And if the person is rushing anyway then it doesn't even matter.
But don't take my word for it, feel free to experiment with it as you like.
Again, frigate AA works great against offensive fighters, but they don't work against escort fighters.
Also from your description, your fleet is exceptionally valuable to frigate spams.
Oh, I probably should have mentioned this much earlier, but I also always have a fair number of laser cannon fighters escorting one of the cruisers in the center of my formation.
Yes, this guide is really helpful! I've played GSB for over 1300 hours and I still don't understand all the complexities.