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Offline Quitch

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Shield damage
« on: June 10, 2009, 06:53:16 PM »
The tutorial and manual say to use bombers against shields, but I really think something needs to exist in the damage tooltip to really drive this point home like Shield Generators +100%. I wasn't sure if the tutorial was simply talking personal preference and was far more drawn to using cruisers to sit out of range.

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Re: Shield damage
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 06:56:58 PM »
The main problem with that approach is that there are a lot of "heavy defense" categories (fortresses, force fields, and other more esoteric ships) that bombers are particularly good against.  If you hover over those units (such as force fields), it tells you in the explanation text that it is best to attack them with bombers, and it even gives you an estimate of how many you are likely to need. 

Since there are so many things that bombers are particularly good against, I put the explanation on the hovertip of the targets, rather than the bombers themselves (so that when someone goes "oh man, what's this new thing," they know right away if bombers are particularly good against them or not.  Let me know what you think...
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Re: Shield damage
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 06:58:12 PM »
Perhaps it's in the phrasing then as I took "Best to" as meaning most cost effective, then decided this was wrong since Cruisers sit out of range and take no damage. Something more direct like "Do substationally more damage to" in the tutorial would be unarguable.

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Re: Shield damage
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 06:58:48 PM »
Perhaps it's in the phrasing then as I took "Best to" as meaning most cost effective, then decided this was wrong since Cruisers sit out of range and take no damage. Something more direct like "Do substationally more damage to" in the tutorial would be unarguable.

Got it -- I'll make that change.
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Re: Shield damage
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 07:13:00 PM »
It's years of being trained to ignore tutorial advice on unit strategy :)

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Re: Shield damage
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 07:15:26 PM »
Oh, haha -- yeah, usually tutorials are designed by different people than make the game itself, so I know what you mean.
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