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Old 08-01-2001, 12:21 AM   #1
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When your shields go down what do you do? Do you put power from lasers into the shields or power from the engines?
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Old 08-01-2001, 12:35 AM   #2
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Power from your lasers gets shunted to the shields.
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Old 08-01-2001, 06:02 AM   #3
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I think you may be a bit confused about the way shields work, Lt. Horn. That question doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Old 08-01-2001, 01:40 PM   #4
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I direct power from engines to shiels if I'm incombat, but if I'm trying to escape and I'm being shot at, I direct power from lasers to shields so I can escape.


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Old 08-01-2001, 02:03 PM   #5
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in a normal combat situation, i fly with lasers at +1 (increased re-charge rate), and shilds at 0 (Maintanace). If my shilds every go yellow, or orange, i transpher energy from my lasers to my shield (usually about 2 transphers) Set lasers to +2 (Maximum recharge) and start bleeding energy from the lasers to the shields, by transphering energy.

If my sheilds get knocked out, in a high risk enviroment, i transher all my laser energy to the shilsd, set laser re-charge rate to -2 (all to engines) and shields to +2 (Maximum) then go evasive.. even angling my shields double back. once my shilds go back up to 50-75% i go back to normal combat mode.
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Old 08-01-2001, 02:33 PM   #6
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Allright thank K_Kinnison.

I don't think it was that hard to understand. K_Kinnison got it.
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Old 08-01-2001, 03:40 PM   #7
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No thats wrong.... in Mplayer, where
every one (or almost every1) knows about the 1/3 turn thing... this is what u do:
when ur sheilds go down put ur sheild power to engines. In an X wing, u can out turn a A-Wing. leave ur lasers at +1 and u will be a deadly forceif ur lasers are at max, keep them at level energy, giving ur engines +2
on manueverable ships, like the A-Wing, this is deadly

Thts my humble opinion for multiplayer only.
For AI just kill em
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Old 08-01-2001, 11:08 PM   #8
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Thanks Jake.
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Old 08-02-2001, 02:07 AM   #9
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Depending on how low the shields are I do a couple of things

For starters my laser setting are +1, shields 0

If the first layer collapses and I'm left with 100% (remember it is out of 200), I switch the laser and shield settings. Now say I have an enemy on my tail when this happens. I stop, and spin the fighter. this dodges the incoming lasers and the fighter on my tail has to ver away or crash into me.

Now a more critical say 50% or under left I boost my shields to +2, and lasers to -2. before the lasers run out I pump them fully into the shields. Now if I have missiles I switch over to them and get as close to the enemy fighters as I can, then I dumb fire them usually when I'm around .4 meters away. or if they have just launched for a SD. (one missle can take out 4 fighters right off).

Now if my shields are completly gone I drop everything into my engines, dumping all laser power into the shields to give me a little protection as I speed my self away. Usually I find a nice little spot to place my self in. Say there in an SD I'll fly into the hanger. There I set lasers and shields to +2, puming the lasers into the shields until they are back to 100%. I then sneak out of the Hanger and continue to dog fight.
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