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Offline Mánagarmr

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Steamrolled...the AI!
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:17:37 PM »
So I was tired of getting my ass handed to me again and again, and figured I might just lower the difficulty a little bit. So I started a new game, with two homeworlds against two lvl 5 AIs, one Shield Ninny (wow, easy) and The Tank. No wave warnings and CPA type waves. All minor factions and shiptypes enabled.

Let me tell you that two homeworlds really made a world (sorry for the pun) of difference. The initial resource boost is a huge boon, and the doubled ship caps aren't bad either. I never came across any heavy resistance, and I must honestly say that the lack of waves from the Ninny coupled with the pitiful waves from the Tank never ever threatened me. I captured three mark IV factories and four ARS after finally slamming the last homeworld with over 7700 ships. Let me tell you...that lagged. Big time :D Almost 8000 ships going through a wormhole and calculating collisions weren't pretty. The Ninny didn't even put up a fight when 3000 ships swarmed his homeworld. He just rolled over and died. The Tank actually put up a fight and managed to kill some 1500 infiltrators before dieing.

Pretty unexciting game, and I think I went way below my skill level here, because nowhere in this game were I challenged at any points. I've only ran single homeworld, no handicap games versus easy/medium lvl 7 up to 7.6 AIs before, and those are just a tad too hard for me. Won one, though.
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 07:06:13 PM »
Try the save i'm uploading; it should be reasonably hard but fun. I just completed a game on it, so i know it's not completely ridiculous or anything.
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 09:09:47 AM »
Yea, any difficulty below 7 is likely to be less-than-challenging to a reasonably experienced player (not necessarily successful, just experienced).  How about 2 7.0 diffs with a modest handicap in your favor?  If I was picking them I'd probably pick a fortress baron and a tank for fairly easy but decently active AI types.
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 12:05:26 PM »
Yeah, going up against a Special Forces Captain and a Grav driller now. Otherwise same setup, will see how it turns out.
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 02:32:42 PM »
my fav combo is special forces + mad bomber  ;D

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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 06:43:18 PM »
my fav combo is special forces + mad bomber  ;D
:o never touching a mad bomber again. You need a mass driver and tons of fighters to effectively deal with him.
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 03:06:21 PM »
Or lots of dreadnoughts +fighters :)

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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 06:31:14 PM »
Or lots of dreadnoughts +fighters :)
Ah, but the mass driver is better; all the AI ships try to zerg rush it anytime a wave hits that system :)
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Re: Steamrolled...the AI!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 09:00:00 PM »
my fav combo is special forces + mad bomber  ;D
:o never touching a mad bomber again. You need a mass driver and tons of fighters to effectively deal with him.

mad bomber is easy to deal with imo, his planets are virtually undefended and MK1 + Mk2 fighters on defence deals with his waves super easily