I’ve owned GSB since it came out on steam, and I recently picked up some of the DLC. I really like the ship designs, concept of the game, and the idea of the campaign mode that was just added.
But I suck at this game. And I don’t just suck, I’m freaking terrible, and I have no idea why. I have played games where you designed your ships for effectiveness dating back to Stars! and I have played games where you had to set up routines, AI or whatever you want to call it to win a fight and you watch. I have never had problems before. I’ve been playing games for a very long time and I am generally at least DECENT at them. Oh, but GSB? No sir. Couldn’t win a fight to save my life.
I have tried and failed to follow 123’s general GSB guide. Is it outdated? I can’t even tell. The last post was in December, so I assume so, especially since a lot of the tactics don’t seem to work anymore.
I have tried and failed to follow suggestions, and designs by other people. Of course, I haven’t been able to find a thread or forum specifically for designs and tactics, so my understanding of the game is limited to what I’ve able to piece together.
I have literally failed my way through the battles to Battle above Edyailx where even my fail balanced designs can’t win. I’ve tried the idea’s in 123’s thread that abuse flaws in the AI’s targeting.
I started playing as Rebels and switched to Nomads when I picked up the DLC. I fail at both.
If I try to design ships for a balance between combat and survival, they obviously don’t have enough of either to stay alive.
If I try to focus my designs solely on one type of defense or offense, they fail.
I cannot beat this challenge, and it’s not that I can’t beat it thats frustrating me, it’s that I’ve completely run out of ideas.
How do you beat this challenge using Nomads?
What exactly am I supposed to DO with Nomads? The lure & pull AI abuse doesn’t even seem to work (anymore?) as far as I can tell, the AI just changed targets instead of continuing to pursue the lure.
Can someone give me a basic understanding of how to survive? I’d like to know how to do so with Nomads, as I ilke their designs, but I feel like it doesn’t matter what I slap on a ship, I can never do anywhere near the damage or have anywhere near the resistance of the things I’m fighting.
I lost an entire fleet in campaign mode to two swarm ships that, despite having the highest shield pen lasers equipped in the game, I could not get through their shields. Just kept getting “no effect” over and over and over. If it was a ‘battle’ they’d have gotten like 50k honor because the two ships obliterated a screen full of ships that simply couldn’t penetrate their shields. I’ve never come close to being that resistant, and simultaneously carrying large enough lasers to cut through Frigate shield 2 or Cruiser shield 2’s.
I apologize for the length, but I am genuinely trying to enjoy this game, and I do not understand what I am missing here. I know I have to be missing something.