Is there some kind of gunnery school available here? It seems my latest pilots could not hit the broadside of the mothership if they were parked right next to the damn thing. I’ll explain…
Mission 5: The Great Wastelands, part Deux.
Lots of enemy interceptors. Lets try to kill them shall we? Well, my corvettes (light or heavy) cannot hit them, and WILL NOT even try to close the distance to engage, instead just sitting there hoping an enemy ship flies nearby like some carnivorous plant. I know that the heavy corvette doesn’t specifically say “strong vs fighters” but holy christ could they do ANYTHING?
Lets try my own interceptors. Oh goody they’re getting shredded. Doesn’t matter what the settings, my fighters get obliterated by the Taidan. Doesn’t matter what formation. Doesn’t matter what aggression level. 40 interceptors dead.
How about Defenders. They are “strong vs fighters” right? NOPE! Their bullets move SO DAMN SLOWLY, that they cannot hit a single frickin ship. 20 Defenders all spraying out a stream of uselessness.
Well maybe if I ignore them, they’ll go away. Lets move on to the enemy frigates. I have some of those, along with a flight of 20 bombers, so I should be good to go. I bring my 6 assaults around and focus on single targets, one at a time. From above, my bombers start their run. Wait…what’s that? The un-hittable Taidan interceptors are charging my bombers like a swarm of enraged wasps whose mother I just insulted. Nothing I can do to stop them, so I get to watch as another couple thousand resource units is reduced to component atoms. In the mean time, three enemy destroyers are closing. At least I have some “strong vs frigates” heavy corvettes. Oh right…they just park themselves in front of the enemy assault frigs and die. I had hoped to clean up the frigates before they closed the distance, but that plan is fading fast.
You know, I’m no professional gamer, but I like to think I’m bright enough to figure out a game like this. I’m also big enough to admit that I could be missing something, but hell if I know what that is.