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Offline Arc-3N-4B

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I think I accidentally defender mode.
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:58:48 AM »
Ladies and gentlemen, behold: The End of Humanity.

This was the first wave, mind you.







10/10 Mad Bomber/Vicious Exotic Mad Bomber/Vicious Exotic 300% handicap on both, 118 homeworlds.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 03:00:28 AM by Arc-3N-4B »
Destroying humanity, one command station at a time.

Offline The Hunter

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 03:00:27 AM »
That Circle of the AI

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 04:31:52 AM »
118 homeworlds.

OBJECTION!
How exactly did you pick that many Homeworlds?

To me the lobby only ever offers a small section of the map as possible homeworld locations.




On a sidenote, I think that is literally impossible to stop, even if you were to have a spire fleet with 118 times it's normal cap immediately ready. I think that blob could EASILY overrun even the spire galactic transit network's "waves".

Can't even imagine how you'd stop that in only a few minutes of production and with only normal fleet ships + starships available (all homeworlds = zero superweapons, short time before first wave = no fallen spire cities).
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Offline Coppermantis

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 04:42:13 AM »
I think that Defender lets you pick as many homeworlds as you want, other than the AIs'. 
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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 07:07:35 AM »
"3127 (wave) enemy warp gates at this planet."

LOL!

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 07:22:31 AM »
I think Toranth needs a new avatar.  :P

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 09:17:26 AM »
10/10 Mad Bomber/Vicious Exotic Mad Bomber/Vicious Exotic 300% handicap on both
300% handicap sounds familiar... ;D

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 10:05:49 AM »
I wonder how much of that you could take out with 118 HWs worth of warheads.  Not that you'd have the time to stockpile them.

But yea... that's what happens when the AI doesn't get the memo about "don't just crush the humans immediately".
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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 11:07:25 AM »
That is AWESOME!  Not as awesome as my doughnut of death, but AWESOME!

I don't think you could build enough defenses to handle that in any case.
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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 11:20:41 AM »
Yea, when the AI has to start considering putting H/K's and Motherships in Carriers...

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 01:32:11 PM »
The amusing thing is this is possible to beat.

The AI only has 15 minutes, and motherships and Hunter/Killers can only move so fast.
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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 05:30:16 PM »
Yea, when the AI has to start considering putting H/K's and Motherships in Carriers...

Nightmare material right there. *shudder*


The amusing thing is this is possible to beat.

The AI only has 15 minutes, and motherships and Hunter/Killers can only move so fast.

If they had to go through 117 systems before reaching a home command station, sure, but they don't have to since every one of your planets is a game-over if they attack it.

15 minutes is easily enough for immune-to-absolutely-everything-except-raw-damage units like these to pass through one wormhole and leisurely stroll to the home command station in your first system.

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 05:39:01 PM »
Again, it's been a long time since I've done defender mode, but I'm pretty sure that you don't lose that until every CC is gone. It plays by different rules there.
I can already tell this is going to be a roller coaster ride of disappointment.

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 06:04:49 PM »
Defender mode has no home commands. It gives you a Econ III station on every planet selected.

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Re: I think I accidentally defender mode.
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 10:26:04 PM »
Anyone else noticed there have been zero posts in the Defender Mode Strategy Discussion subforum for over 16 months?  ???
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