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User Info: Badman76

Badman76
5 years ago#1
When i play multiplayer, i don't use any of these ships. i might use a scout as probes and to find crates but thats it. i use 2 missile destroyers and a gravwell generator against fighters and i use ion cannons, destroyers and heavy cruisers against the bigger ships. i'll steal anything i can and i let my resource collectors and controllers do its thing. i research what i need fairly quickly, before i get attacked.

I want to like the small ships and assualt frigs but i need convicing that their useful!

User Info: Luigi and Tails

Luigi and Tails
5 years ago#2
I rarely use salty frigates as their job's done by the missile destroyer a lot better.* As for strike craft, well I'm also a big ship player but I do like to use cloaked frigates to guard my resourcers, typically people send a small fleet to attack an "unguarded" resource operation, it's made a little difficult when a dozen or so fighters start peppering their fleet with shots. Plus, if the fighters run out of fuel, the collectors can refuel them.

Aside from that, I occasionally use a wing of attack bombers to wind up enemy frigates/cruisers, and for those who love strike craft I tend to bring out a wing or two of interceptors.

Corvette-wise, I tend not to bother although the heavy corvette is quite adept at taking out defenders.

* - I use frigates in Carrier only matches as they're the biggest things you can get. Although I remember once on a map I found a crate and it spat out a destroyer. The other guy wasn't particularly impressed.
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User Info: Badman76

Badman76
5 years ago#3
omg, cloak gen's! how do i beat them? im on that mission where theres like 100 iron frigates, no sweat for my fleet, but 4 or 5 destroyers with cloak gens, ah!!!

User Info: Luigi and Tails

Luigi and Tails
5 years ago#4
Proximity sensors can see cloaked ships. Take a few as the AI on that mission prioritises proxy sensors above everything else and you'll likely lose a couple while taking out the generators.

On that mission I found it helpful to move my Carriers a bit closer to the ion sphere. Because of the frigates I ran a strike craft-heavy fleet on that mission so moving Carriers closer aids quick repair and resupply. The Carriers were backed up by my big ships (Destroyers/HCs) in case anything found my Carriers or chased my strike craft back.
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User Info: Badman76

Badman76
5 years ago#5
cool, didn't know prox sensors could see cloaked ships.
im also starting to love the cloaked fighters on multiplayer. build 15 of them and they can take down any resourcing ship and their escorts!

User Info: Luigi and Tails

Luigi and Tails
5 years ago#6
I've played Homeworld since 2001 and I can't believe how little usage cloaked fighters see in MP. Yes, they take forever to build, but a strong squadron guarding a resource op is practically invincible unless you're throwing an attack fleet against it. In which case it's very easy to pop a few destroyers/HCs up to the enemy's MS and watch them flounder.
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User Info: Badman76

Badman76
5 years ago#7
wow, just beat the game, what a great last mission!!! and i finnished with 10 heavy cruisers!!! anyway, i just found out i can play as the taiidan too, will there be anything different from playing as the kushan?

User Info: Luigi and Tails

Luigi and Tails
5 years ago#8
Grats. Last mission is very fun, a lot harder than I remember it being as well. Did you beat the game before Captain Elson shows up? That's your replay challenge.

Sounds like your salvagers were working overtime. There is no change in storyline if you replay as the Taiidani, you get some different ships (defence field fighters and frigates instead of cloaked fighters and drone frigs) but the game plays the same.
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Badman76
5 years ago#9
i releised when i started the last mission, i didn't have enough powerful ships so when i got attacked on all 3 fronts i sent salvagers as a destraction and got the enemy chasing it whilst my cloaked fleet took them down. dirty tactics, but i just had too!

User Info: lalala_la

lalala_la
5 years ago#10
Huh, people still play this online? What about HW2...can you still go online now that Gamespy is out of commission?
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