Attacked by plasma torps

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Unicorn Overlord
Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 4,088
Should I just load up all 8 platforms with polarons??
I don't see why not.. gauss doesn't hit the rancors anyway. Lasers don't help. Not sure how plasma charger would perform. I imagine it would miss as well, considering a polaron comes close to missing at certain times.
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  • altair1199
    altair1199
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,674
    lolz gauss aren't for rancors. they are for lonbows. i will just load 2 longbows with plas torps n have 4 cargo rancrs. sure i might get less res but then i just kicked ur bases ****.

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    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 4,088
    edited 30 Mar 2013, 10:59PM
    Why aren't polarons for longbows? if they can't dodge gauss they sure aren't going to dodge polarons
    with 4 gauss and 4 polaron, 1 rancor with torps tore 90% of my base apart. the last rancor only had 1 gauss and the polaron on my outpost to deal with

    here's my base, need to know what needs to change
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  • freparkng
    freparkng
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 1,284
    First Thought,   Why are you mining resources,  I get mine from hitting stuff.

    IMO, they are better off being shields 

  • Krazie243
    Krazie243
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined May 2010 Posts: 10,669
    Don't protect your labs or ship buildings. Instead place tons of your gear outside the tower ring to give attacking ships something to fire at that doesn't defend you. It wastes their time and shots while you shoot at them. Also, it allows your towers to be closer together.

    Build absolutely every building you can (maybe not all the storages) and use them as meat shields to protect your base. Also, you get good quantities of spare res from RGs if no one hits you.
    I don't play much anymore =(
  • Flo
    Flo
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 8,586
    Why aren't polarons for longbows? if they can't dodge gauss they sure aren't going to dodge polarons
    with 4 gauss and 4 polaron, 1 rancor with torps tore 90% of my base apart. the last rancor only had 1 gauss and the polaron on my outpost to deal with

    here's my base, need to know what needs to change
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    Longbows with torps outrange polarons
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  • RealNightFury
    RealNightFury
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    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 1,663
    1.Longbows with torps outrange polarons and also dodge gauss with strafing thursters.
    2. Rancors evade gauss and can evade polarons.
    3.No base is safe until Base torpedos.
    4.Dont protect anything except OP and storages ( Dont protect Anti matter becuz u dont need it for lvl <25 )
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  • Brian Michael McGaughey
    Brian Michael McGaughey
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    Joined Jan 2013 Posts: 187
    I done some minor testing and found hitting an anti matter storage in fact gives you a cut of reso and a cut of antimatter. I tested this. So scarficing antimatter storages will still get you robbed of reso.

    Cant recall the %age it cuts the reso, but i know it contains all 4 types.
  • Brian Michael McGaughey
    Brian Michael McGaughey
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    I should also add that maybe it was a reso storage getting hit and it gave a cut of anti matter. Cant remember which way around it was lol
  • Franz Jones
    Franz Jones
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    edited 2 Apr 2013, 5:56PM
    Not sure how much help this is, I am only lvl 16... As you can see from this venn diagram of doom I put my long range lvl2 gauss cannons on the perimeter and the short range lazers in the middle... Ultimately plasma torps and heavy polaron beam is probably the best combo as plasma torps are slow, but have good range (against longbows and broadswords) Whereas Polaron beams are superfast but only moderate range (against rancors, venom and Exodus cruisers...) Good Luck...\m/image
  • The Retaliator
    The Retaliator
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 126
    how do you get all your weapon ranges to show like that?
  • Franz Jones
    Franz Jones
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    Just select one of the defense platforms like your moving it and then take a screen shot...
  • Franz Jones
    Franz Jones
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    HA, when I lvl up to get 8 defense platforms, you can probably guess where they are going to go... :)>-
  • Krazie243
    Krazie243
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    Joined May 2010 Posts: 10,669
    @Franz:

    Sadly, Rancors with Railguns would decimate this quickly. They only have to stay at max range to hit lasers without being tagged back. But Gauss can be taken with a closer drive. So Rancors would just sail circles around this blowing down Gauss and eventually the lasers.

    I highly recommend putting a Polaron on your outpost and getting a couple Polaron towers (especially when you have 8 towers).
    I don't play much anymore =(
  • Sprouts
    Sprouts
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    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 3,716
    I've found that polarons don't start showing up in people's bases until around level 18-19. I didn't have mine researched and installed until a bit later than that. A mix of gauss and lasers is good at level 16, because level 20 is just about when someone starts having rancors.


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  • xXSammael'sXPrideXx
    xXSammael'sXPrideXx
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    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 11
    Ok, your base + my rush fleet = 100% flat. Railguns are garbage cause they can be outran easily. Polaron beams are no good because they have low damage. My base setup is 4 of the first base lasers at lvl 5 with 4 plasma charger 3's. I'm a lvl 28 and so far, haven't been flattened yet. In my opinion, you need to change out your turrets for some higher dps stuff. I'm going with this setup until I get the highest lvl base weapons unlocked. also, upgrading your turrets high enough to were you can put shields on them really helps.
  • zys123
    zys123
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 1,099
    edited 8 Jun 2013, 4:27PM
    Ok, your base + my rush fleet = 100% flat. 
    Niiice, you can beat a 2 month old base that is pure polarons ans gauss. ^.^

    Next time you really should check dates on posts. :P


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  • HAWKEYES33
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    Ok, your base + my rush fleet = 100% flat. Railguns are garbage cause they can be outran easily. Polaron beams are no good because they have low damage. My base setup is 4 of the first base lasers at lvl 5 with 4 plasma charger 3's. I'm a lvl 28 and so far, haven't been flattened yet. In my opinion, you need to change out your turrets for some higher dps stuff. I'm going with this setup until I get the highest lvl base weapons unlocked. also, upgrading your turrets high enough to were you can put shields on them really helps.
    if you have not been flattened yet what sector are you in? A carebear sector?
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  • xXSammael'sXPrideXx
    xXSammael'sXPrideXx
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    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 11
    Well, been flattened now. xD lvl 32 came by with venoms and got me. Took out half his fleet though. And yes zys, next time will check the date. I'm in sector 300. Was farming planetary, then got bored and started hitting out of sector. 
  • Rob U
    Rob U
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    Not sure how much help this is, I am only lvl 16... As you can see from this venn diagram of doom I put my long range lvl2 gauss cannons on the perimeter and the short range lazers in the middle... Ultimately plasma torps and heavy polaron beam is probably the best combo as plasma torps are slow, but have good range (against longbows and broadswords) Whereas Polaron beams are superfast but only moderate range (against rancors, venom and Exodus cruisers...) Good Luck...\m/image
    See that big space in the middle of your ven diagram.  That is where people will park their ships.  They may lose one or two, but you turrets will shut down once they are inside.  I use that strategy on tons of mass driver/plasma torp bases at higher levels.
  • SomeOrdinaryStoner
    SomeOrdinaryStoner
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    Joined Aug 2013 Posts: 374
    freparkng said:
    First Thought,   Why are you mining resources,  I get mine from hitting stuff.

    IMO, they are better off being shields 

    you cam just target something and shot over the miners 
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