Jephrey wrote: The problem is AI missile usage. There is only one effective defense against them, and 9 times out of 10 you'll be dead from missiles before you had any chance to buy that defence.
Ship evasion is also greatly overrated. It is completely possible to win fights with nobody in the cockpit or engine room. Except the missiles will still kill you.
Ah. That's your problem, right there.
Yes, if you've got strong shields and they only have laser/beam weapons, having dodge won't make a whole lot of difference.
However if you have no one at the helm, or it gets destroyed, your dodge drops to 0%, instantly,
so EVERY shot will hit you. That's why you are getting killed by missiles. Good engines really help against missiles if you don't have a defence drone.
Alternatively, just go for smashing their weapons so they can't fire the missiles? I know its not so effective with the 1 power missile systems, but for the powerful ones it can really help.
Jephrey wrote:I made no assumptions, star wars boy. So go away and play with your little munchkin friends.
And for some reason you have something against Star Wars, and you're being rude about it. It doesn't make his posts any less valid.
I can also confirm that enemy ships CAN run out of Drones and Missiles, I've seen it happen, though typically it will only happen if you have a defence drone allowing you to survive long enough to drain their supply.
Typically, they will kill you with missiles before that happens, or you will kill them, so its easy not to notice.
I don't really see a need for a middle difficulty, though what people were saying about using sliders might be good, maybe picking difficult settings will increase your score as well.