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Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby brent217 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:22 am

I downloaded the demo and have been playing with it. I am trying to optimize my ships to get the most point return at the end of the mission. I just completed the tutorial (the very first mission) with 992 credits worth of ships on my side. I have been thinking about it for a while now, but I am not seeing any way of bettering this. Can anyone beat me and send me back to the ship creation screen?
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby RCIX » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:46 am

I think i did it with a few thousand free, by plopping down 1 wing of fighters, a single cruiser, and a couple (3?) frigates (all designs being tutorial ones).
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby brent217 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:19 am

Hmm, maybe I wasn't clear enough. You are allowed up to 20,000 credits worth of ships. I used 992 credits (after quite a few tries), leaving me 19,008 free (hurray for bonus points!). I want to know if anyone can beat that using fewer credits worth of ships.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby RCIX » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:50 am

Ok, that's just crazy. Mind posting up your design?
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Pandarsenic » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:00 am

I - what!?

A single wing of fighters costs more than that!

I want to see that design! D:
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Archduke Astro » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:20 am

Pandarsenic wrote:I want to see that design! D:

Ditto. This should shake up the status quo.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Vackris » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:42 am

Pandarsenic wrote:
I want to see that design! D:


This.

It's gotta be a frigate of some kind... off to try this.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Tokimo » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:27 pm

It certainly seems like it'd be priced like a frigate... But wow...

Only thing I can thing of is a really fast and well shield frigate that chips away at the enemy.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby brent217 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:02 am

Has been a couple of days since I posted, I just read the replies today.

Hmm, I don't really want to give my designs away without allowing others the chance to come up with their own first. If I post first, then others will simply take the easy road and use an iterative solution to beat me, and not come up with something completely original. I will give you all a few hints.

1. The tutorial puts you against 2 cruisers and 3 frigates, so take into account you do not need to battle enemy fighters.

2. This is probably really obvious, but you never know: Placement of your fleet is very important, if you are stupid and place poorly you will be fighting too many enemies at once, and you will lose.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby yurch » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:27 am

846 credits.

Can be shaved further.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby follick » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:18 am

An engineless cruiser sitting in the corner. My design was 826 points. A Panther hull with a Micro Crew Module, Generator II, Reflective Shield, Fusion Beam, Proton Beam and a Guidance Scrambler Beam. It can probably be done even cheaper. Once the frigates are knocked off, the cruisers can't penetrate the Reflective shield and can be killed at leisure.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby brent217 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:54 am

Gratz! Although, sucky for me, because the panther hull is not available in the demo. Oh well. I learned the guidance scrambler is FAR more effective than the EMP shield I was using (although it costs more, so might be able to make up the difference in the non-available hull).

After playing a few more times, the guidance scrambler is more effective than 2 emp shields. I suppose the emp shields also give slight protection against cruisers with the emp gun though...

Will play more tomorrow.

Edit: Gah, must go to bed, lol

I need to play more tomorrow. In some games with the guidance scrambler all incoming emp seems to be stopped, in other games I can get hit several times in a row and die. Not sure if there is RNG there or if I am missing something.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby RCIX » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:16 am

Just a hair over 750 credits :)

Cheapest Swarm hull, 3 Rocket launchers, 2 reflective shields, a power generator 1 and a crew module. Only thing is that pesky frontline frigate pokes his head in my shields with his guns now and then.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Pandarsenic » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:12 am

658

Sekhmet with 2 rocket launchers, 1 reflective shield, micro crew, power 1, 1 GSB, shoved it in corner with all order other than Attack Frigates deleted.
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Re: Demo Tutorial Challenge

Postby Ramcat » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:20 am

Now this is a really cool thread. I can do the 826 of Follick (sitting smack in the middle). Can anybody do this with frigates only? And what is the low for fighters?

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