I've defected to the Pies
13th August 2004
First: Does anyone play this game/know a fair amount about it? If you can say yes to #1 then: What are some tips for dealing with RAGE Gunboats? I'm on the Rebel mission to kidnap Commander Krane and my R.S. Space Cow (a Rebel Destroyer) gets shot to pieces and the gunboats only take about 10% shield damage before I'm disabled. I tried putting four more carbon fiber shieldings on but it doesn't matter, I still get deaded. Any tips?
The cake is a lie.There is no cake.
13th November 2004
Do you have a full fleet with you? Ie. have you captured ships or bought more ships to add to your fleet? Some of those missions are really too hard to do without any additional fire-power. If you're lone though, draw out a single ship, strike hard and fast with everything you have then duck out the way. I got lucky mind you, I was able to capture a Fed. Carrier/Battleship even though it only predicted a 1% chance of capture. That really helped boost my fire...and trading (not before I capture about 5 of those cargo ships that have stupid amounts of cargo in them). I eventually got stuck in the missions where you had to go to the east of the galaxy map. The enemy ships were stupidly powerful with their technology and sheer number. Even in a battleship, it took a heck of a lot of firepower to bring down a small destroyer...their battleships made me cry. I eventually gave up though with that...when I got a new computer, I bought Freelancer instead, the 3d version of it in essence, also far better. I recommend you buy that if you like EV:N.