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Offline eRe4s3r

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Engagement log - Mining Golem (includes a winning strategy) ^^
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:55:40 AM »
77 Minutes left

i needed 13 minutes to move my reaction forces into position and build up my defenses

This leaves 77 minutes to whittle it down? Will i make it? ;)

4 Fortresses (with ability to rebuild one within 21 seconds)
2000 ships (sadly, most of em paralyzers and melee = golem is immune to them)
153 sniper cannons
3 Flagships and 4 Dreadnoughts

Unlimited resources for defense available

See atachment for situational screenshot

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 07:39:52 AM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 07:09:15 AM »
67 Minutes left

Fortresses come into range, already 3.5 Million damage done.. fortress outranges by 1k, and is twice as fast, so kiting is possible! ;)

64 Minutes left

Engagement with 4 Fortresses has begun, already down to 34000000 HP = 6 Million damage

S2 shows at what scales i am kiting the golem, kinda hard ;) switched to icons to better see shots

63 Minutes left

Kiting goes well, another 2 Million HP gone, but long distances makes judging how far the golem is away difficult so far 0 damage to me

62 Minutes left

see s3 ;) Kiting continues

60 Minutes left

Golem down to 9,500,000 HP (Now you know what fortresses are good for ,p)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 07:24:09 AM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 07:26:45 AM »
If at all possible, rush some more dreadnoughts. It seems like those (combined with a Orbital Mass Driver if you could get one) are your best bet. Failing that, build some Light and Fleet starships for their boosting power!
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 07:29:08 AM »
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See S4 ;)

(at RCIX - those 4 fortresses solo the thing, look at attachment ;)

Last 3 Million HP.. they'll be gone fast, i now stopped kiting, i will scrap the fortresses anyway
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 07:31:29 AM »
Wow impressive! the AI will soon be bowing at the might and wrath of your power... :D
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 07:34:21 AM »
Indeed ! (see s5)

Time to destroy mining golem = 23 minutes

4 Fortresses to the rescue

Golem hasn't fire a single shot, 0 losses, but 4 fortresses and 153 sniper turrets (i could have scrapped them ,p)

Winning strategy

Bring 4+ fortresses into range, and kite (meaning stay outside enemy fire range but move your fortresses in and out of theirs so that they can fire ...)

That way you can reduce losses to 0

Super Fortress could have possibly lost, due to slower speed
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 07:45:00 AM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: Engagement log - Mining Golem (includes a winning strategy) ^^
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 10:44:19 AM »
Cool.  The only thing I've kited in this game so far is a superfortress.  Good to know a fortress itself can do some kiting...