Author Topic: Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?  (Read 802 times)

Offline kasnavada

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Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?
« on: June 16, 2015, 04:40:18 PM »
So... I tried to take over the evucks in that save with about 20 barracks and 3 helipads. Boosted barracks.

The tooltip claims they do the "same" damage, more or less.


Can anyone explain why the 20 barracks actually do less damage than the 3 helipads when shooting a "single" building ?

I think I'm missing something here but no clue what.

Also, why are damages random ? Shooting the same building seems to deal rather random damage, from 250 to 5 sometimes. I can't understand what causes this either. I think it's tied to "casualties", but sometimes it goes back "up" when shooting the "same" building.
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Re: Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 01:45:43 AM »
No one has ideas about that part  ??? ?

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Re: Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 02:30:27 AM »
Takes less energy to use and can get beyond some sorts of defenses?

I have no idea. Combat seems a bit undercooked in general.
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Re: Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 03:35:25 AM »
There are some options in the settings that provide verbose combat information.
What looks like is happening is that attackers are only attacking the same number of times as there are defenders. Barracks have multiple attackers, so each one typically attacks, however if there is only 1 defender, then only the first guy in the squad attacks and the others go home without shooting.
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Re: Barracks : hopeless ? Or do I miss something ?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 12:59:21 PM »
 :o

Ok, I'll look for the verbose stuff for next time =). Thanks for the analysis.