hello I'm fairly new to this game and wanna know whats the best defense set up?
well, get your bridge leveled as fast as possible. you will need the CM's and Mines. upgrade CM's to at least be able to armor them. CM's should be around your bridge 1 space away so that collateral damage won't help the attacker. Mines should be placed on the outskirts of your CM's firing range. Forces the attacker to get into your killzone. Snipers will not have time to distroy the base in later levels because they rely more on collateral damage than straight on attacks. mix up rays, projectiles, thermals on your CM's.
Something like this-
In case you can't really tell. All the mines are setup in an anti-blitz formation around the Bridge All Combat Modules are level 10 and the Bridge is at level 5. I know it's an advanced setup, but hey. Better to have it now that way you can set it up later on if it interest you.
The weapons, armor, shields, and upgrades are as follows:
x4 level 5 Plasma Missle Turrets with Zynthium 4, Metaphase Shield 2, and Sweep Maximizer 1
x4 Level 2 Tachyon Beam Turrets with Zynthium 4, Metaphase Shield 2, and Focused Apertures 5.
x4 Level 3 Plasma Torpedo with Zynthium 4, Metaphase Shield 2, and Sweep Maximizer 1. These modules are not updated, and will be replaced with a new setup. This setup will be x4 level 5 Kinetic Driver with Zynthium 3, Metaphase shield 1, and Irdium Arrays 5.
Bridge has level 5 Plasma Missile Turret with x2 Capactive Plates 3, Shockwave Shield 5, Sweep Maximizer 1, and AM Detonators 2.
All of the Storage and Anti-matter Silos are at level 10 and have Zynthium 3 and Metaphase Shield 2 on them. Hope this helped!
PS: Do not armor or shield any of your labs, your Ship Bay, or your Ship Factory. I also recommend not armoring or shielding your miners. This makes it easier for an attacker to destroy them, bringing your base to 75% easier so that you can get a bubble. It also makes all of those buildings instant repairs. I think that all miners have 8 minutes of repairs at level 10 but i'm not certain.
or this. . . .
snipers have a hard time with it. i have had higher levels test my base and for a 33, i have only gotten 63% damage and no metals lost.
collateral damage is non-exisistant, base stays undamaged and that is where attackers get metals and most of your resources.
oh, i almost forgot, my mines are set at the outer edge of my CM's range. Attackers will either waste time sniping, or have to go into my killzone to hit my bridge. So far, none have been able to.
Hmm, seems legit. My base, while it is clustered up, reflects a lot of the damage because of the heavy shields and armor.
but heavy shields and armor, if i can get a group of ships in there with the right shields, i will have an easier time destroying the bridge because of the collateral damage.
I have seen it, and have done it. :-) lol
Lol, I haven't had anyone do it to me yet and I hope it stays that way
well, 2 more levels and i will become open season for all that want it. :-) Guess we will find out then. lol