Author Topic: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?  (Read 67700 times)

Offline XRsyst

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2010, 12:19:19 AM »
Something to the effect of "Don't alert level III or IV planets until you are ready to capture them."  As we all know what happens if they get to sit and fill up.  Or at least that's how it used to work.

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2010, 09:07:26 AM »
The dificulty of Waves is set by the dificulty setting of AI #1 -- If you want easier waves keep AI 1 at a lower dificulty.

Is this true? I thought both AIs sent waves more or less independently...

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2010, 08:41:58 PM »
This one is more for newer people but:

Don't ignore Gravitational Turrets! These guys can really save your bacon, especially against enemies that are immune to tractor beams and in systems where you have only a few, or even no ships for defense (as your ships are also slowed by these). Use Z+X to aid in placing them for good fields of coverage. The extra time it takes the enemies to move through these gives your defenses longer time to react to large waves. They affect all ships passing through their AoE so are a very good investment.

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2010, 08:39:22 AM »
I like how tip of the day no1 is an advertisement for tidalis ;D

alot of these tips just deal with the interface or broad stratergy.. it would be nice to have more tips regarding the usage or countering of specific units, especially those that are not immediately obvious

ie, beam turrets, teleport raiders, paralysers, raiders, raid starships, cloaking starships

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #64 on: November 03, 2010, 09:08:12 AM »
I like how tip of the day no1 is an advertisement for tidalis ;D
The tips are randomized on each run, but yea, I thought that one was amusing :)
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2010, 06:07:19 AM »
"If a Devourer Appears , Get Everything out of there And run like as if Your Life Depended on it Unless you Want a Mouthful of Scrap Metal"

Real Experience , I Tried to Eat on a Devourer when i First got ZR Until i noticed that It One-Shots Small Units with Masses of Bullets/lasers/blasters/plasma/rockets and Ignores The Larger Ships , i Pulled Everything out of the Planet After that

"If a Hostile Planet Seems to be Receiving More then Normal Amounts of Reinforcements , Hurry in and Destroy The Warp gate Before They Build up and Swarm you with Ships"

No Real Experience , But it Should be Common Sense , Right? Right?

"Don't Stop Moving , a Sitting Army is Target Practice for Anything that Can shoot"

Why , Yes

"When Retreating , Leave Atleast a Few Ships Behind so that the AI Fleet Isn't on you when you Get out of there"

Obvious , But still Unknown

"If Everything is Hopeless for your Invasion Force , Don't Waste more Ships and Thus more Resources Trying to Turn the Battle right , Just Get out and Attack Another Time , The Losses will Outweight the Gains if you Decide to Do a Last stand"

Common Sense Knocks , i See way too Many People Fighting a Hopeless Battle And Way too Less People Retreating to Fight another day

"Agressiveness Results in Heavier Losses and Fewer Gains"

Yes , i am Agressive , But i Know when to Stop

"Be an Oppotunitist , The AI's not going to Fall down if you Keep Striking Where or When they have the Advantage , Oppotunity Knocks , But once , If you are Going to Even Win the War , You'll Have to Answer"

Perhaps not for Veterans , But It's a Excellent Advice for Begineers

"Always Keep a Defense Line up To make Sure the AI doesn't Simply Roll over with Impunity and Destroy your Base Once your Attack Force Falls"

DEFENCE - an Overlooked but Effective Stratergy

"Make Sure you Attack from Several Directions if you Can , And it's Even Better if you can Split up the Defending Force with Shooting at The Main Attackers and The Flankers"

Trust Me , i Won a Many good Battles with this

"Ensure your Attacking Force isn't Funneled Down in One or Three lines And Try to Split them up"

Gettin' Tired of People Rushing their Fleet in Lines , This is not the American Civil War or the Reniasence Age , Where Having Soldiers in Lines is Effective , This is the Future Era of Space combat

"To Ensure that Hostile Area of Effect And Directional Weaponry is Kept at it's Minimum Effecienificy , Try to Split your Attacking Force So that the Enemy can't Catch All at once"

....But don't Split them too Far!

"If the AI Starts to Confuse you , Remain Calm and Bunch Up your Ships at the Required Building/Ship"

I Ran a Test With this Before , if i Were to Panic and Sent ships in all Directions attempting to Destroy the AI ships , i normally Get Nothing but Scrap metal , If i Didn't Panic and Placed all in one , The (AI)Attack Normally Fails


Feel free to Mess around with my Tips to Create your Own Tips , I mean , I Would Care less if My Tips Were Stolen and Messed up with
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2010, 06:27:55 AM »
My...eyes! What's up with the wierd capitalization?
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #67 on: November 04, 2010, 06:54:41 AM »
Because i have a Weird Capitalization Habit

OR DOES CAPITALS SCREW YOUR EYES OVER?
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2010, 06:59:28 AM »
As a matter of fact, they do. It makes the text much harder to read, and is an incentive for me to simply say "eff it, not gonna read it". So in the future, I think most of us would be grateful if you wrote "properly".
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #69 on: November 04, 2010, 09:05:37 AM »
As a matter of fact, they do. It makes the text much harder to read, and is an incentive for me to simply say "eff it, not gonna read it".

As a non-native speaker I have trouble with the correct capitalization from time to time. However, it really makes the text much harder to read. The weird capitalization breaks the flow of reading... The easiest thing for english is usually to not capitalize anything except the beginning of phrases and names :-)

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #70 on: November 04, 2010, 10:30:54 AM »
As another non-native speaker, I heartily agree with you Ktoff ;)
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2010, 11:43:28 AM »
The Universe isn't Of a Single Kind , You'll Have to Accept Diversity If you Were to Live in this Universe

Now let's Get on-topic Before we Get a Mouthful of Warnings
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #72 on: November 04, 2010, 11:53:00 AM »
I had no intention of giving any warnings :)

As far as capitalization and politeness on this part of the scale, it just falls within the bounds of "if you don't like it, don't read it", though it would help if there were an easier way to have it not pop out at you as you scroll through a thread.
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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #73 on: November 04, 2010, 12:02:49 PM »
The Universe isn't Of a Single Kind , You'll Have to Accept Diversity If you Were to Live in this Universe

Now let's Get on-topic Before we Get a Mouthful of Warnings

That aside, why would you want to put most people off reading what you've written?

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Re: AI War "Tip of the Day" -- What do you wish you'd known?
« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2010, 12:05:59 PM »
The Universe isn't Of a Single Kind , You'll Have to Accept Diversity If you Were to Live in this Universe

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I recently was playing with a wide arrange of ship specials, so I was thinking for a tip...
"Don't underestimate certain ship specials."
AI War - A good offense is a good defense.