Some people have been grumbling about HW1 races not being very good. Mostly the fighters and corvettes and the frigates and, well, I guess the destroyers and heavy cruisers, too.
A lot of them have fair points, but I wanted to point out that HW2 is different than HW1. And, well, HW1 in HW2 is all sorts of different.
Long story short, I used Kushan to kick Hiigaran butt. You can watch this poorly encoded video below:
(I apologize for cutting out after 16 mins, my recorder program is not the best. What you missed was a bunch of assault frigates and a handful of ion cannons blowing up a shipyard, carrier, and flagship. In that order.)
To summarize what I did, since I have a tendency to be neurotic while playing HW…
- Rushed frigates
- Built some support frigates and assault frigates
- Hyperspaced them over (reminiscent of a favorite HW2 strategy, the hypertorp)
- Eliminated bombers, ignored everything else, and targetted collectors
- Mopped up the Hiigaran’s broke butt, with a few ion cannon frigates thrown in
I’m not here to put down any players; I don’t even claim to be that great of a HW2 player (my good days were in Cataclysm). I just wanted to throw in some positive encouragement for those still clinging to HW1 races. They’re not great, the balance is off, but you can make it work. Let go of your HC walls and fighter balls and start dissecting how the HW2 system works; I know that sounds blasphemous but frankly you’re in the HW2 engine and that’s how things are.
Good luck everyone! Hope to see more of you on multiplayer.