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RX2000 September 6th, 2007 09:48 AM

Destroying a Space Station?
 
So I'm in the second campaign. I am flying an Abbidon Carrier.

I got a mission to destroy a Xiati space station. That one wasnt so bad. The station didnt have any missle launchers at all, so I just sat out of its beam weapon range and pounded it with toxic injectors until it blew up.

But, now I got a mission to blow up a Fazrah station, and its proving to be a lot harder. Supposedly there was supposed to be a fleet of Abbidon ships there to help me, but there was only like 3 and they just flew around the system and never even got close to the station. So I guess its just me vs the station.

The thing has like 12 missle launchers and 5000 shields. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/frown.gif It has capital ship missles with a max range of 140, which just happens to be the max range of my toxic injector. So when I get close enough to fire off my injectors it is also nailing me with 3 missles, and of course my PD can only destroy 1 missle. Seems like the station is always gonna win a straight up slugfest.

Anyone have any ideas on how to bring down a station like that? It kind of sucks, because I cant continue the campaign unless I destroy it. There's not even any time limit, so I cant just wait for it to time out. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/frown.gif

Campeador September 6th, 2007 11:02 AM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
There are other missiles out there with longer range. Do not get too fixed on Toxic weapons, you do not need them to win the game.

Baron Munchausen September 6th, 2007 01:46 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Remember, the station cannot move -- but your ship can. How do you destroy a starbase in SE IV? By "missile dancing" into range and then out again. It works in Starfury, as well, it's just a bit harder to do in real time. Weave into range, fire missiles, weave out before the station's missiles reach you. The station doesn't have the same option.

RX2000 September 6th, 2007 05:32 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
I can only fire like 2 or maybe 3 missles max at one time tho. His PD are gonna eat up at least one of those, leaving only 1 missle hitting him every 30 seconds or so.... Its gonna take hours to whittle 5000 shields and armor down, and thats assuming that I can always hit the same side (which usually I cant.)

So pretty much this is gonna be like an hour long battle of me dancing in and out of his missle range? lol

Suicide Junkie September 6th, 2007 06:40 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Toxin injectors don't care about shields or armor, and in stock their damage should be fairly permanent.

RX2000 September 6th, 2007 08:29 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Well I finally just parked right next to it and just unloaded on it. It was close but I destroyed it.....

However now I have a problem. Seems like there's a bug in the game or something. It says that after I destroy the station I should return to Karnak IV. Well I go there and try to talk to the Abbidon contact and nothing happens.... That ever happen to anyone? How can I fix this?

Suicide Junkie September 6th, 2007 09:33 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Punch in ~TRIGGEREVENT Event Abbidon Operations 8 Finish C~

RX2000 September 6th, 2007 09:42 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Punch it in where?

Suicide Junkie September 6th, 2007 09:53 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
In game, while flying around.
If you have an international keyboard the tilde (~) might be something else.

Baron Munchausen September 6th, 2007 10:36 PM

Re: Destroying a Space Station?
 
Quote:

RX2000 said:
I can only fire like 2 or maybe 3 missles max at one time tho. His PD are gonna eat up at least one of those, leaving only 1 missle hitting him every 30 seconds or so.... Its gonna take hours to whittle 5000 shields and armor down, and thats assuming that I can always hit the same side (which usually I cant.)

So pretty much this is gonna be like an hour long battle of me dancing in and out of his missle range? lol

Yep, that's how I've managed to finish those missions. You end up having to circle the station trying to keep up with the damaged shield. Or going 'counter' to the revolution to get at it quicker. It takes a while, but it's what works. Do you want to solve the problem and win the mission/game or complain that it doesn't work the way you think it should?


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