Author Topic: Impossible to play?  (Read 149 times)

Offline Spaz

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Impossible to play?
« on: October 01, 2017, 07:59:42 PM »
I got access to this a long time ago but have been dissapointed cause its impossible to play. I've got over a thousand hours in the first game but i just cant figure out how to take that first planet. I look at the website tutorial and all it says is put ships to pursue and boom you win. Well I've tried a dozen times and this doesnt work.. can someone help me out? I'm dying for a chance to actually play AND enjoy this game!

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Re: Impossible to play?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 08:58:47 PM »
The easiest way is to click "Start with first planet owned" at the game start screen ;-). The instructions in the tutorial are out of date, so you will need to actually kite/retreat to rebuild your fleetships to take that planet.

So here's what I do. First, keep your ark on the side of the gravity well until you've built all the ships you can. Then seek out and destroy all the mobile ships (don't go near the turrets yet). Make sure to keep all your fleet together for this. You may need to run away back to the side of the gravity well periodically to rebuild all your ships. Once you've destroyed all the mobile ships and have a full cap of units, start on the turrets. Take the Tractors early.

The strategy I've outline above is pretty consistent for me.

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Re: Impossible to play?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 10:51:36 PM »
Thank you very much. However even starting with my own planet i cant make any progress at all and run out of metal within 20 minutes. Is there any up to date tutorial for this? Because this game seems impossible to learn without one at the moment.

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Re: Impossible to play?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 12:26:36 AM »
Thank you very much. However even starting with my own planet i cant make any progress at all and run out of metal within 20 minutes. Is there any up to date tutorial for this? Because this game seems impossible to learn without one at the moment.

The game isn't balanced yet. The mechanics are there, but it's not really...playable.

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Re: Impossible to play?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 09:10:22 AM »
There's going to be a non-trivial rework of AI behaviour in the next patch, so we'll have to figure out new strategies for how to conquer planets. What I do right now (which works pretty well) is something like this.

Build a full cap of fleetships and a bunch of starships (I like carriers, shield and sniper most). Take your fleetball to the weakest adjoining planet and just sit there next to the wormhole. All the AI ships will come and attack my forces. If I am winning, then once the AI ships are destroyed, then take out the turrets. If I am losing, run away through the wormhole and rebuild. Rinse and Repeat.