Harrier vs Rancor at this point, but i suppose at higher grades the same principles might hold true.
with 4 railgun harriers, i can beat vagas up to level 17 without a scratch. Lvl 20 however i rarely succeed. If i succeed, it is because i used 1 ship to "steer" the enemy rancor while others kill it. But it is based mostly on luck and i am never really sure if my 'steering" efforts are gonna work out. And that is only against 1, against multiple rancors i am absolutely helpless.
Please help me, what tactics to use with harriers vs rancors. Obviously i am gonna need a different weapon that actually hits the rancors and the right shield. Then i suppose i can win by brute force if there arent too many of them rancors. I want to learn tactics though. I tried circling, but the rancor seems to turn faster than i can circle around it even flying forward, let alone strafing and shooting at it. I try using 1 rancor as decoy while the others are in its safe zone, but it seems to unpredictable.
What are your most important tactics, and in the case of higher level frigates that allow specials, what do you use to help you perform these tactics ?
Can formulate what exactly is the rancors AI behaviour. When does it just turn around unmoving? when does it move forward? what position limits in regard to its target where it will start or stop moving ? etc