SAC 5

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Re: SAC 5

Postby arakis99 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:06 am

Forgive me for going off topic and talking about a SAC,
I came here to read about GSB from people who are very good at this game. That is you guys. My first post was about a SAC challenge I had. There was no drama or accusations.

I thought your last(thc) SAC was great. It was challenging. Thank you. I also liked the new Nomad challenge. I was able to be beat both with a swarm fleet but then got completely crushed by the Swarm frigates in 27(or was it 26?). How do I build a robust fleet that can defeat the three previous fleets and hopefully present a challenge for the next few people?
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Re: SAC 5

Postby arakis99 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:07 pm

The current stack of SAC is:
SAC26 Swarm Frigates Again posted 9/10
SAC27 Tribe Missles posted 9/10
SAC28 Nomad Missles posted 9/13

As I mentioned before, I can beat the last two with a swarm fleet and SAC26 with a hybrid tribe fleet but I can't come up with a fleet to beat them all. I am waiting for players like zGeneral, Follick, or Travers to come up with something. Maybe if some kind soul moves that pesky SAC26 off of the stack, I can come up with something.

I have had poor luck putting together an effective Nomad fleet. I am glad 1235tw came up with a good Nomad fleet as it showed me it was possible.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby zGeneral » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:00 pm

SAC29 is up

arakis99 - SAC26 was painful but you wont believe how easy to beat it!
all you need on ur cruisers is a 2x mixed shields (top 2 shields) and any weapons u like to beat 27-28...! - the shield will keep the enemy fighters away.
you actually kill the frigates with fighters mostly, make around 9 groups of double rocks fighters and 3 groups of trace+rocks - you must stick together and escort at around 350
do not forget to coop and v in orders tool


to beat 28, u can ignore the armor wall/buffer by ordering ur cruiser to retaliate and rescue. this will make them skip the armor cruisers and hit the beef at the back!

enjoy!
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Re: SAC 5

Postby thc » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:03 pm

to beat 28, u can ignore the armor wall/buffer by ordering ur cruiser to retaliate and rescue. this will make them skip the armor cruisers and hit the beef at the back!


NICE trick! I hadn't thought of that before. I think STW will be disappointed that his armor wall has such an easy counter.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby 123stw » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:34 am

Oh I know that, but the rescuer tag will make you totally suck vs Tribe. I didn't think anyone would specifically use it to beat that one fleet, when doing so will reduce their chances vs the other 2.

That said, I beaten 26/27/28 with nothing but MWM/scrambler and dual rocket fighters/painter with Tribe, on co-op. I didn't post cuz I don't want to be spamming the SAC.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby 123stw » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:44 pm

Hi, can you guys try out my new mod? I wanted it to be balanced enough so that it can eventually be used for future SAC, and would really appreciate some feedback in that regard.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4995&start=0
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Re: SAC 5

Postby zGeneral » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:45 am

wow
what r u waiting for!

i am in
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Re: SAC 5

Postby zGeneral » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:02 pm

come on guys, make SAC-5-30
SACs are more fun that trying random challenges

btw, what does SAC stand for!!?
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Re: SAC 5

Postby arakis99 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:58 am

zGeneral wrote:come on guys, make SAC-5-30
SACs are more fun that trying random challenges

btw, what does SAC stand for!!?

SAC = Silly Armored Carriers

C'mon guys, make a SAC-5-30. I am not uber enough.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby follick » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:10 am

SAC stands for Serial Attack Challenge viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4392

SAC5-30 The Admiral Farragut Memorial Fleet posted.

Admiral Farragut's most famous quote is "Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!"
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Re: SAC 5

Postby 123stw » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:45 pm

32 up.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby arakis99 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:17 am

I beat 33(first try!) and 32(2nd try with an ever so minor tweak). Then, with bated breath, I go against 31 with my uber swarm fleet of destruction. As I hit the fight button I utter an evil laugh (Mwahahaha) and say "Fall before me silly hippy tribesman. I will show you overpowered!!". Then....

Kaboom, no more swarm, and the tribe fleet is all but unscathed. All variations I try fail utterly against 31. My SAC does indeed stand for Silly Armored Cruisers (which get pounded by the tribe). To add to my misery GSB crashes on me a couple times.

/cry

Back to the drawing board. :-(
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Re: SAC 5

Postby zGeneral » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:29 am

33 is up
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Re: SAC 5

Postby arakis99 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:19 am

SAC34 is up. Tribes-Subtle as a train wreck.

31(for me at least) is still a bear to beat, but is now off the stack. I think zGeneral has my number when it comes to tribes fleet construction.
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Re: SAC 5

Postby thc » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:33 am

5-35 posted. Beats 28-34 (probably more) including STW's armor wall and the anti-missile plasma spams.

So I got tired of waiting for nomads to come out on steam, and wow, nomad missiles are ridiculously overpowered. Seriously guys, these things beat out MWM by miles. They might even be good enough to make Nomad missile spam BETTER than tribe missile spam. I'm seriously surprised there's only been one other Nomad fleet since release.

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