Strategy guide for CW2

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Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 02:41:32 pm
When you block a certain passage with repulsors -which is most of the time more useful and a lot more energy efficient than using blasters so if you won't need to advance in that passage (passage can be everything from 1 to ) and there aren't any drones use repulsors- you can quasi always (up to creeper intensities of about 285.000 when the creeper comes from above and 300.000 when otherwise) put their stances on short which will save quite some energy (0.15/sec in comparison with Medium stance, that's 9 energy/minute/repulsor).

Also not that when creeper can enter the beam from the sides the beam will never be that effective as when all side creeper is pushed away by other repulsors.
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Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 03:02:37 pm
For luring drones: see mthw2vc's useful description here. Credits: MR-juggling was invented by Sqaz. :)

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Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 09:33:01 pm
I thought it might be a good idea to start compiling hints and tips that Virgil can incorporate into a Strategy Guide for new CW2 players.


3. Delay Research domes until you have stabilized your position and can safely advance against the Creeper.

I'd disagree. In a lot of tight maps you'll quickly run into sharp increases in difficulty and a shortage of reactor space. You can't actually fund a serious assault so you need upgrades to boost your assault. If you wait the creeper will build up and defeat your unupgraded turrets.



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Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 03:17:26 am
use blasters when you have lots of energy,use makers when you have lots of ore
try to make a choke point and hold the creeper there
also remember:blasters fire fast and has lots of damage,i recommand blasters when you have lots of space to fight
use makers if creeper is flowing through 1 small tunnel and when blasters use too much energy ;)  :o ;D :D



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Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 09:18:00 am
I'd disagree. In a lot of tight maps you'll quickly run into sharp increases in difficulty and a shortage of reactor space. You can't actually fund a serious assault so you need upgrades to boost your assault. If you wait the creeper will build up and defeat your unupgraded turrets.

In the case of a stalemate, where you have limited space and only have enough energy to hold back the creeper, yes, this technique is the only way to go. But otherwise, you want to focus on energy, which will be in most maps. In fact, I do not think any of the story or bonus maps will have a stalemate scenario...

EDIT: But you might get stalemates a lot more often pretty soon... ;)

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Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 06:59:21 pm
ok, most important techs for a map (in my opinion)


1.Reactor
2.Beacon


3.Blaster
4.Nullifier
5.Repulsor


6.Shield
7.Micro-rift


8.Maker


9.Ore Rig


10.Launcher
11.Phantom Coil


12.Tech dome

Maker comes before Ore Rig? and a repulor's before a maker?.... and phantom coil and tech dome are last?!?! come on... I think micro rifts are probly number 12... that or shields. And launchers should be up higher!

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Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 09:20:23 pm
Maker comes before Ore Rig? and a repulor's before a maker?.... and phantom coil and tech dome are last?!?! come on... I think micro rifts are probly number 12... that or shields. And launchers should be up higher!

.Maker before ore rig because you can get remnants
.phantom coils and tech domes are completely optional, so should be at the back. But I agree microrifts should be in the back too, because they are also optional.

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1.Nullifier
2.Blaster

3.Reactor
4.Beacon

5.Maker
6.Shields
7.Launcher
8.Repulser

9.Ore Rig
10.Tech dome
11.Micro rift

12.Phantom coil

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Reply #22 on: May 19, 2011, 11:02:07 pm
Please, I beg of you. It is totally useless to debate the relative merit and build order of the various units. I'm going to ask that this topic be unpinned or locked if you guys persist in debating that in this thread. Choose your own thread to do that in.

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Reply #23 on: May 20, 2011, 06:56:05 am
Please, I beg of you. It is totally useless to debate the relative merit and build order of the various units. I'm going to ask that this topic be unpinned or locked if you guys persist in debating that in this thread. Choose your own thread to do that in.

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Reply #24 on: June 02, 2011, 12:18:31 am
This may seem obvious, but don't forget to arm your dark beam before you need it.

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Reply #25 on: July 20, 2011, 12:50:59 am
Conversion bombs are most effective when used in a confined space. Thus it is usually best to use a shield as a stopper when first opening a chamber full of creeper. The shield keeps the creeper in, allows the bomb in, and then keeps the anti creeper in as well.  (note that this usually won't work if there are drones in the chamber. You may be able to kill the drones with blasters, but I generally lean towards using a dark beam when attacking a chamber with drones.)

Converting most of the creeper in a chamber at once can effectively cap an emitter long enough to build a nullifier. This may require several conversion bombs for larger chambers, and you need to have most of the chamber within beacon range. (Beacon range tech upgrades really help; as does weapon speed to get the bomb farther into the creeper.) If some of your bombs die before reaching the point you want to detonate them, see if you can make two entry points. Or you can detonate in sequence so the bombs going farther into the chamber are covered by the anti-creeper made by the first bombs for part of their trip. This tends to make for a less effective cap on the emitter because the creeper and newly created anti-creeper destroy each other. This leaves less creeper for the following bombs to convert, which means the emitter has much less anti-creeper to overcome. An extra conversion bomb or three to park beside the emitter can aid a failing cap; but your timing with the detonate button has to be good.

Just before you open the chamber is a good time to save. ;D

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Reply #26 on: July 20, 2011, 01:29:27 am
I Usually have enough bombs to takeover the entire pool if its relativly small, and have a bunch of max range blasters set to kill drones only if it has some drones in it to clear it out for the bombs.



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Reply #27 on: October 12, 2011, 01:08:26 pm
Great guide.



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Reply #28 on: January 16, 2012, 09:21:33 pm
***only if you have a huge stockpile of energy and ore ***
you can use "maker bombs" on huge pools of creeper...
you charge 3+ makers until they are full then send them in. They will burst and will be like a huge nuke.



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Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 10:05:18 pm
***only if you have a huge stockpile of energy and ore ***
you can use "maker bombs" on huge pools of creeper...
you charge 3+ makers until they are full then send them in. They will burst and will be like a huge nuke.

Ineffective vs extremely dense pools of creeper.

One thing I find useful, is to always charge makers, so that all of my ore is constantly being used up for charging. Then, any time I plan to nullify an emmiter, I clear most of it, shield that area, and burst one or more of the makers. Then I build shields around the emmiter, and drop nullifiers. This is quite useful with extremely powerful emmiters, where blasters and launchers are not enough, since the anti-creeper is constant, and ofc on top the of the other two weapons. Just make sure you are able to build the shields rapidly, because otherwise a large amount of anti-creeper (meaning non-renewable ore) will be used up, as well as quite a bit of time.