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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2010, 01:20:12 AM »
Nice. :)
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2010, 05:15:14 AM »
Having a Leech Starship in a fleet guarding a wormhole can get you many free ships, but first make sure you have enough energy available to power them. 

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2010, 08:18:35 AM »
Hmmm tips of the day....

-Ever wonder what the cloaked AI ships are that your constantly shooting? Have your ship target one and the target it will prefer will be the type of the cloaked ship!

-If you like your offensive cloaked ships to sneak into an AI planet without uncloaking themselves to shoot, then put them in low power mode.

-Gravity turrets have the potential to delay an AI Raid starships long enough to destroy them.

-Logistics Command Station will divide the speed of the enemy by half. Enemies under a Gravity Turret MKI will move at 8 speed. Together the AI ships will move at a speed of 4.

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« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 08:20:44 AM by Fox Soul »
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2010, 08:43:54 AM »
There's a tip that mentions the z and z+x keys to see ranges. Unless I missed it within the other tips, I might suggest including the z+a combo, to see the ranges of your ships at the mouse cursor, in that same tip. My fingers are almost permanently on those keys.

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2010, 09:30:37 AM »
^This reminds me.

Holding down V + Shift will make a ship go into free-roaming mode while going to the points you've selected. This is especially useful for decloakers.
Whenever a decloaker comes upon a cloaked ship, it will stop to engage the new target then continue back on its designated route after the target is destroyed.
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2010, 09:49:40 AM »
-Ever wonder what the cloaked AI ships are that your constantly shooting? Have your ship target one and the target it will prefer will be the type of the cloaked ship!

This sounds more like a bug than like a tip ;-)

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2010, 09:53:03 AM »
-Ever wonder what the cloaked AI ships are that your constantly shooting? Have your ship target one and the target it will prefer will be the type of the cloaked ship!

This sounds more like a bug than like a tip ;-)


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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2010, 09:56:48 AM »
*Want your ships to travel as a group? Press G while issuing the order

*Have you tried attack-move? Press alt while issuing a move order. This way ships will stop moving to their destination when a target is in firing range until they are clear again.

edit: @Fox Nice image, looks like it was taken from a programming textbook :-) Was it?

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2010, 09:59:50 AM »
edit: @Fox Nice image, looks like it was taken from a programming textbook :-) Was it?

I dunno, some guy kept using it on the minecraft forum.
I thought it was funny.
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2010, 10:42:34 AM »
It's a pretty common expression in Dwarf Fortress as well.

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2010, 12:02:18 PM »
Noticed alot of tips regarding cloaker starships, so I'd like to add one of my own.  :)

*- Put your ships in low-power mode (default shortcut: K) to prevent them from firing while under a Cloaker Starship's protection and attracting unwanted attention. Take them out of low-power mode once they have reached an ideal firing position. This is especially handy when using Siege Starships for covert, long range strikes!

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2010, 12:04:46 PM »
You folks are sneaky ;)
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2010, 12:49:15 PM »
add a "submit your own tip of the day, help others, and get your name here" tip to the in game tip-o-day list

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2010, 01:20:00 PM »
Noticed alot of tips regarding cloaker starships, so I'd like to add one of my own.  :)

*- Put your ships in low-power mode (default shortcut: K) to prevent them from firing while under a Cloaker Starship's protection and attracting unwanted attention. Take them out of low-power mode once they have reached an ideal firing position. This is especially handy when using Siege Starships for covert, long range strikes!


IIRC that tip also works for any cloaking ship that can also fire (ie Eyebots).


Also, Winter Born's handle is misspelled in the first post of this thread.

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2010, 01:32:44 PM »

-Thanks to Winter Born for this tip

--Thanks to Vinraith for Correcting Winter Born's hand   :D