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Offline drum

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aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« on: April 13, 2010, 05:39:10 AM »
ok so i've just started this diff 7 game, its taken a little longer than i hoped to get this far, owing to an alarm post i thought i better take out on a mk3 planet next to one of the planets i needed to make my homeworld safe, but thats ok... i was scouting a bit further out when i found this monstrosity(screenie below hopefully), packed with goodies (z-power gen, 2 fabricators, other stuff) but also a dyson sphere  :o

so I'm thinking just free the sphere at some point then leave it be, but has anyone got a better idea??


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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 06:38:30 AM »
free the sphere, holding the planet against the sphere will be costly anyway, and sphere will absolutely dominate all enemy planets 2-3 systems in every direction

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 07:45:41 AM »
not sure if this'll work, but consider briefly taking the sphere after it's cleared out the adjacent planets. Once the ZPG and such flip control, immediately delete your orbital and then hopefully your power generator will remain under your control. After that, just make sure you have supply.

PS-make sure youve got something on hand to deal with any of the potentially hostile ships the dyson might spawn during your brief occupation. Ideally, you'd use an orbital 1 station, and speed build with multiple engineers to minimize your window of vulnerability (assuming it's hostile while you are building the orbital. I can't really say, since I havent had cause yet to capture a dyson).

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 07:51:14 AM »
rushing the dison planet early game makes everything so much easier ^_^

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 10:20:03 AM »
not sure if this'll work, but consider briefly taking the sphere after it's cleared out the adjacent planets. Once the ZPG and such flip control, immediately delete your orbital and then hopefully your power generator will remain under your control. After that, just make sure you have supply.

That is probably what I would do, too.
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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 10:32:12 AM »
Out of raw curiosity is it at all possible to actually attack GOLEM's?

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 10:38:04 AM »
wow nice i didn't even imagine that was possible, gonna give it a go thanks shadow (& X for verifying) :)

will the fabricators work for me too, or would using them annoy the sphere?

should i scrap the black hole machine or will the dysons spawns ignore that effect?

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 10:46:02 AM »
Out of raw curiosity is it at all possible to actually attack GOLEM's?

Not the Dyson Sphere ones -- they are completely invulnerable -- but most other golems can be attacked and even killed, even if it is really tough.

wow nice i didn't even imagine that was possible, gonna give it a go thanks shadow (& X for verifying) :)

will the fabricators work for me too, or would using them annoy the sphere?

should i scrap the black hole machine or will the dysons spawns ignore that effect?

Sure thing!  The fabricators an whatever else there on that planet will be fine, they will not annoy the sphere.  But as soon as you take the planet, it will get annoyed and start attacking any and all of the above.  You need to be ready to protect that stuff or you will lose it.  Once you have them captured, immediately scrap your command station and then kill all of the hostile-to-you gatlings.  When they are dead, the golem would produce only gatlings that will be friendly to you, and those should be unaffected by the black hole machine (but I would not swear to it, so check and see that that works -- that's not a combination I've directly tested).

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 10:47:54 AM »
No problem. Good luck!

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 12:42:33 PM »
found a glitch to destroy sphere ;D ;D get 40+nukes ok? and 5 emp the sphere will absorb the emp rockets but when you use 35-90 nukes the place becomes inaccesible even to sphere ....well its not technically killing it but hey ....it cannot attack no more  or move ;DDD:D:D:D

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 12:55:25 PM »
When they are dead, the golem would produce only gatlings that will be friendly to you, and those should be unaffected by the black hole machine (but I would not swear to it, so check and see that that works -- that's not a combination I've directly tested).

I'm pretty sure this would work since the black hole machine would have been capped along with the fabricators and I don't it would then affect allied units.

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Re: aint that cute.... BUT ITS WRONG!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 04:58:22 PM »
Let us know how it worked out. plz :)