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Re: Beating ilwrath avengers with the human ship, is it possible?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008, 09:25:20 pm »

If you're that into abusing the AI, then I'd suggest using Fwiffo; you can consistently get the Probe to run away from you for no good reason, and sometimes slip hits in in the process. Torches not necessary.

I concur with that

The best way of picking off probes with little danger is using the Spathi that you should get early in the game. For some inexplicable reason when I first played this game I used only cruisers – this was extremely expensive. Then Jesus came to me in a dream and said “hey, you know, try the Spathi butt rockets and keep flying away”. It worked! I find laterally across the screen is best – you just flip around when the probe changes direction – which he does before he catches you.

Curiously enough this tactic does not work against SuperMelee AI. I think there was a good reason for this…


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Re: Beating ilwrath avengers with the human ship, is it possible?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2008, 09:50:08 pm »

Well, there is yet another tactic that works in the Fwiffo vs Ilwrath strategy. If you keep a distance close enough to an Ilwrath when firing the BUTT torpedoes, the Ilwrath will de-cloak and try to intercept them with his plasma weapon. And a good Spathy pilot can arm his torpedoes in such a manner that they always bypass the plasma beam and hit the enemy(fortunately the Ilwrath is a large enough ship)

This tactic works also vs the Super Melee awesome AI.
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Re: Beating ilwrath avengers with the human ship, is it possible?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2008, 06:15:43 am »

Why does everyone say that the Avenger is faster than the Cruiser? The Avenger has better acceleration, but the Cruiser has better speed. Roll Eyes
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Re: Beating ilwrath avengers with the human ship, is it possible?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2008, 10:45:36 am »

Nort according to this and this. Look at the bottom of the pages for stats. They are very close though.
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