There has been a mixture of threads about Drac Hunt 2 being harder than Drac Hunt 1, many saying that the fleets in it are even tougher than last raid and that it is insanely overpowered. So, after having run Drac Hunt 1 and 2 through all 50 Targets respectively here is the T vs. M thread from your's truly.
Let's clear up 1 thing right away: Drac Hunt 2 does require YOU to inflict more damage points on the Drac Fleets than Drac Hunt 1 did. This is evident in the scores. Drac Hunt 1 required 1.8 Mil points if you ran targets 1-50 with no help and repeated nothing. Drac Hunt 2 is closer to 2.5 mil points. So yes, from the standpoint of armor on the vessels being hit there is approximately 38% more armor this go around (someone can check the math on that) and I arrived at this conclusion based upon using the leaderboards and what my score was when I completed all 50 targets in each event.
Now, is it harder overall or easier?
This question is tough for me to answer but I'm going to try. For me, it was easier overall, cost significantly less and took about 2 hours less time. But, for Drac Hunt 1 I only had 3 MCX's built and Drac Hunt 2 I have a full fleet of 5. So of course, I will see DH2 as having been easier from that perspective, more firepower means more dps per second, more armor to stay in the fight longer which means in the end an overall easier battle.
The ranges on things like torpedos, missiles, mortars all seemed similiar. Even the rockets on the **** MCX's that I discovered if you got to close. Harder items were the level 50 with a 2nd Nemesis boat in it and the level 47 did seem harder this time around.
However, all typhoon's this time around were dropped by my MCX flt except for the 35 & 49 whereas last raid they were all done with the ballistic fleet which takes more skill to drive and has a higher repair bill due to reduced range. Yes, level 30 was a pain in the ****, but I don't seem to feel it was any worse than last event.
Overall, I'm calling this raid a balance and a myth towards those who say it's harder. Yes, it has more armor on the drac fleets, yes there is an extra Nemesis, but you've had a month to build a better fleet (good fvf takes about a month to build), you knew we had more Drac Hunts coming (come on, Kixeye always does at least 4 of something) and you had the time to practice your skills, review videos of last event and research better tactics, along with the fact that kixeye gave us hot buttons for this event, first event we ever had them in. In additon, we got to keep our mercs and our gift crates.
I thought Drac Hunt 1 was a great event in that it gave us an event that got increasingly harder as we went, Drac Hunt 2 simply built upon that, utilized the skills and knowledge we gained in Drac Hunt 1 making it absolutely in my book, hands down 1 of the best raids ever.
As far as the type prize goes. 4 hours 20 minutes, 168 coins to get the Thresher, Phalanxes and a token Maelstrom. Yeah, it was definitely worth it for these toys.
No, not gonna do a review on the Thresher this raid, you guys gotta figure that one out on your own.