Hi, newbie here, another one that bought the game on steam and loves it. Having said that, I’m wondering about a few things:
Guns - It seems like pretty much all the ones I try to use have serious problems penetrating shields of other cruisers. How much shield penetration is needed to damage the average cruiser shield? Or are they not really meant to damage shields and instead meant to be used in tandem with other weapons to bring down shields first? Missiles seem effective at that but the number of countermeasures to them is… intimidating, to say the least.
Frigates - looking around, it seems quite a few other people are also finding them relatively useless (bar a few specific circumstances) but one thing in particular I’d like to know:
“anti fighter frigates” - I MUST be doing something wrong here, I tried putting together a frigate for this job but it gets torn apart pretty much instantly despite being plated up. What the hell? It seems a lot more worthwhile just to throw in some escorting squadrons of dogfighting-oriented fighters of my own to deal with enemy ones. At least those usually don’t die instantly and horribly.
The Empire in general - I’ve seen a few complaints about this race. I LOVE how the ships look, but is there really a major problem with them? I’ve not got great results myself but I’m chalking that up to general newbishness for the moment.
Another thing - the shield transfer frigates, how do these work exactly? I put one together (pretty poor job but whatever) and set it to escort one of my cruisers and it didn’t actually do anything.