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Unread post Manned ship capture question
I don't understand what happened here. ISS v Havoc, 1.5 offensive v 1.2 defensive means 10K ISS figs should take out 12,500 Havoc figs, with the usual small random variation. I figured three 10K waves to be safe, then peck. Third wave, however, took out 13,456, the exact amount of figs left. Seems too good to be true, obviously I'm missing out on some mechanism or other.

Anybody shed any light on this?


Command [TL=04:57:55]:[1187] (?=Help)? : A
<Attack>
Attack ABCD's Havoc GunStar (50,000-38,015) (Y/N) [N]? Yes
How many fighters do you wish to use (0 to 20,000) [0]? 10000


How many fighters do you wish to use (0 to 20,000) [0]? 10000

For attacking this slimeball you receive 666 experience point(s).
You have been promoted to Sergeant Major!
and your alignment went up by 2730236 point(s).
You lost 10,000 fighter(s), 40,000 remain.
You destroyed 12,295 enemy fighters, 25,720 remain.


Command [TL=04:57:31]:[1187] (?=Help)? : A
<Attack>
Attack ABCD's Havoc GunStar (40,000-25,720) (Y/N) [N]? Yes
How many fighters do you wish to use (0 to 20,000) [0]? 10000

For attacking this slimeball you receive 666 experience point(s).
You have been promoted to Warrant Officer!
and your alignment went up by 1768533 point(s).
You lost 10,000 fighter(s), 30,000 remain.
ABCD tried to warp out of the sector but failed!
You destroyed 12,264 enemy fighters, 13,456 remain.

Command [TL=04:57:22]:[1187] (?=Help)? : A
<Attack>
Attack ABCD's Havoc GunStar (30,000-13,456) (Y/N) [N]? Yes
How many fighters do you wish to use (0 to 20,000) [0]? 10000

For attacking this slimeball you receive 666 experience point(s).
and your alignment went up by 0 point(s).
You have already achieved the highest alignment!
You lost 10,000 fighter(s), 20,000 remain.
For defeating this villain you receive 133 experience point(s).
You have been promoted to Chief Warrant Officer!
and your alignment went up by 0 point(s).
You have already achieved the highest alignment!
ABCD's Escape Pod tried to warp out of the sector but failed!
The ship is abandoned! Its all yours!


Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:38 am
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Unread post Re: Manned ship capture question
One thing I've noticed is on the final capture wave you get a LOT Of slack in the amount required to capture it.

I often find you can do a quick "close enough" mental calculation when capturing aliens/people.. for those who still attack by hand like me occasionally :)

I often thought it might even be related to the capture fail %, just to give you a offset from the chance of it blowing up in your face.


Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:01 am
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Unread post Re: Manned ship capture question
Luck?

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:26 am
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Unread post Re: Manned ship capture question
@ Hammer_2, it was by hand, can be seen from the T/L.

@Micro - maybe, but a corpie in the game said that he had seen it happen before but could not figure it out


Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:05 am
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Unread post Re: Manned ship capture question
It's not even close to luck, it is consistent. When attacking to capture a ship with LARGE amount of ftrs it's very easy. When attacking with small amounts it is very difficult.

if a ship has 1 ftr left and you attack with 1, and you both have same odds, it seems to take many shots.

If a ship has 10000 ftrs and you attack with 9000 and you have same offense vs their defense, I almost guarantee you'll cap it every time. You'll probably even leave 3-400 ftrs on that ship as a sweetener.

This is in V2 games... usually vs aliens for me... and on Vid's usually.


Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:18 am
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Unread post Re: Manned ship capture question
It was V2


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