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Old 02-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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How do I destroy a capital ship?

I had a mission to destroy a capital ship with 3 escorts. I am getting decent at fighting fighter swarms without getting myself killed anymore. So those 3 escorts were no problem. But the capital ship itself is giving me problems.
Before I can even get into weapon's range, (about 750 distance) I am being bombarded with lots of Capital ship flak cannons and I don't survive very long. I thought I read that flying right behind their engines would be a "safe spot" but I get torn up from that position too.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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There's a video showing how ridiculously easy it can be.... let me find a link for you.... here ya go.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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That video link is no longer functional.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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I had a mission to destroy a capital ship with 3 escorts. I am getting decent at fighting fighter swarms without getting myself killed anymore. So those 3 escorts were no problem. But the capital ship itself is giving me problems.
Before I can even get into weapon's range, (about 750 distance) I am being bombarded with lots of Capital ship flak cannons and I don't survive very long. I thought I read that flying right behind their engines would be a "safe spot" but I get torn up from that position too.
Hi GoldenShadow.

One way to beat them is to do as you did and take out the escorts first.
Then target the engines of the capital ship (Cycle with U) and strafe back
and forth behind it at max gun range. I normally use IceSpear and strafe
around 650-700 behind the ship. Boost shields to front and fire away.
Use CM:s at close range for best effect and always fly in Inertia mode.

Another way is to find the "sweet spot" below the belly of the Capital
ship where the guns can't reach you. Just sit there and fire away all
you got. (I never use missiles to take them out, but it will help you
in the beginning).

One way is also to continuously circle around the Capital ship and fire
guns continuously while dispatching CM:s as needed at close range.
Keep distance just short of max gun range and speed at least at 1000.

Good luck!
/SeeJay
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Still no luck for me, taking out the escorts is not a prob now, but taking on ships i still cant do it :-(
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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I will upload videos to my site shortly.
http://www.evochron.junholt.se/

I'll notify in games main forum when they're up.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
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I have updated the tutorial section with 8 videos now.
http://www.evochron.junholt.se/

Hope it helps a bit. Thanks to Mecingo for making them and DaveK for finding/handing
them over.
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