I’ll try not to make this long, I’m a new player to the Homeworld franchise (neither 1 or 2) and the multiplayer games I’ve had up to now have been… interesting. Basically I am looking at some tips from better players, please however: no “think in 3D”, “read descriptions” or general “play better” tips , I am more looking for: 1. Ideas of what races are good at doing what, 2. What ships are not to be used right now (due to balance/bugs) 3. How to use the different ships classes (ie: should I be sending my corvets or frigs in close combat or not for example) 4. Maybe some build orders or strategies?
To give a quick idea I usually play 2v2 with a friend who has played HW2 (but sucks as much as me right now) he usually plays Vagyr and me Hiigarian (or however you write that).
We try to have one of us go for fighters/corvets and the other for frigs and capitals if the game drags on slightly.
I usually start the game by building 2 additional resource collectors (usually spliting my collector between 2 patches, one with my MS and the other with the carrier) then a research module and then simply focus on pumping out whatever class I’m supposed to go for. I usually pump out a scout and have him waypoint around the map during the whole game. That’s it, no additional complexity, we usually loose before complexity can occur. Most of our losses simply seem to be from getting overwhelmed, if I go for frigs, I have 5 and the enemy has 10 or 20+bombers, and through loosing by numbers we still see the enemy being able to have more ships classes then us… we really don’t know where we are going wrong in all this…
Seem I made this long, woops
Quick edit: I also just have a feeling my ships just don’t fight properly most of the time. It is probably just an impression as I play most the game in “overview mode” but I feel even my specilized ships just don’t do well against what they are supposed to be good against, I use the attack move Ctrl+A a lot and last game realised maybe pressing ctrl and boxing the targets seems to work better… I never just right click anymore as that never really seems to work for me and my ships just attack something else then the target I told them too…