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NEC 3

Postby Joecairo » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:26 am

NEC 3-1 is up, ch#4617097. The map name is 'NeverEnding3'.

For the rules, see Ramcat's topic:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=5374

The map has supply limits, which I hope is fun...all cruiser weapons are limited to 30, all frigate weapons 50. Engines are required, but I don't see any point in setting an arbitrary minimum speed.

I also don't see much point in banning corner deployments, but I think it's totally fair for someone fighting a corner deployed fleet to reposition their own fleet in response (as long as the repositioning player's ships' positions in relation to each other remain 100% identical).

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how this one goes. Judging by the fact that you don't see many challenges with Supply Limits it seems that they aren't to many players' tastes. Personally, I think they can add an extra level of challenge to the fleet building process.

And finally...Enjoy!
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Re: NEC 3

Postby zGeneral » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:31 am

NEC-3-2 is up
I like the supplies limit. v good idea
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Re: NEC 3

Postby 123stw » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:01 pm

NEC 3-3 up
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Re: NEC 3

Postby arakis99 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:09 am

NEC-3-4 is up
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Re: NEC 3

Postby Joecairo » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:43 am

Wow Arakis. That Tribe fleet is hard. I've got a fast rebel fleet that beats 1-3, but no matter how much I tweak it I can't take your cruisers down fast enough. That's an awesome design man.

EDIT: and when I finally do beat it, my fleet can't stand up to zGeneral's rush :-(
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Re: NEC 3

Postby zGeneral » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:15 pm

NEC-3-5 is up. This game is so adictive
I do not play any other game now if there is a new NEC/SAC challenge until I beat it!
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Re: NEC 3

Postby Joecairo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:50 am

NEC 3-6 is up, Tribe Dragon Squadron. More Utopia cruisers I'm afraid, after spending most of yesterday struggling to come up with a Rebel fleet that could sweep 1-4 I've become a fully paid-up member of the 'if you can't beat em, join em' camp.

I'm wondering if this setup is particularly favourable to Tribe: the lowish pilot count and 30-CL limit makes it hard to get enough DPS out of a Rebel charge or Swarm frigate rush to take on those hippy bastards. I'd love to be proven wrong though!
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Re: NEC 3

Postby 123stw » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:50 pm

NEC 3-7 up. Swarm Frigates.

Joecairo wrote:or Swarm frigate rush to take on those hippy


No way. The only one I had trouble with was SAC3-3, how to take out the stupid armor blocks before the rockets kill them. But 1 laser cruiser in the back solves this problem by being immune to rockets.
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Re: NEC 3

Postby arakis99 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:43 pm

Joecairo wrote:Wow Arakis. That Tribe fleet is hard. I've got a fast rebel fleet that beats 1-3, but no matter how much I tweak it I can't take your cruisers down fast enough. That's an awesome design man.

EDIT: and when I finally do beat it, my fleet can't stand up to zGeneral's rush :-(

Emphasis mine. This seems to be the story of my GSB challenge career (all two or three weeks of it). There always seems to be a sticking point, which quite often is a zGeneral fleet.

Just to clarify, you have to beat each and every previous fleet with the same fleet to post to the end of the challenge?
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Re: NEC 3

Postby 123stw » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:45 pm

Yes
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Re: NEC 3

Postby zGeneral » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:17 am

arakis99 wrote:
Joecairo wrote:Wow Arakis. That Tribe fleet is hard. I've got a fast rebel fleet that beats 1-3, but no matter how much I tweak it I can't take your cruisers down fast enough. That's an awesome design man.

EDIT: and when I finally do beat it, my fleet can't stand up to zGeneral's rush :-(

Emphasis mine. This seems to be the story of my GSB challenge career (all two or three weeks of it). There always seems to be a sticking point, which quite often is a zGeneral fleet.

Just to clarify, you have to beat each and every previous fleet with the same fleet to post to the end of the challenge?


:-)
NEC-1 serices is too long and hard. I will try something on this one while it is shorter.
I have not seen the swam rush yet, but I am going to hate it for sure :p

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