Noob here. Having a fair bit of fun with the game. I really enjoy playing the Dreads and Tacs. And I could figure out the game with the Arties and Corvettes - didn't like the Arty much, and the Corvette is fun - until someone's got your number LOL. But for the life of me, I can't figure out the Destroyer game.
I had one game today where I went 1-2-9, most assists of anyone on my team and IIRC least deaths. I thought I was doing what I was supposed to do - but I got worst rank in the match; something like 800 points for it.
I'm in a Dola (as I'm working for that sweet-lookin' Okhta), which starts you out with a missile module, a torp module, the aoe weapon boost and a cooldown reduction module. And I just can't figure this out. With this module setup, I'm supporting the Arties and Dreads, boosting their weapons and providing support fire, right? But the game punishes me for doing that. I notably don't have the firepower to take out anything except a tac, corvette, or arty. Obviously sometimes I can go toe to toe with other Destroyers, but all I can do is nibble at Dreads and eat their fire, leaving them for the arties and other dreads. Even with the weapon boost, full module load, and an energy to weapons, I can't tangle with other dreads on my own, and I find myself a more frequent target than my dread "tanks" that I stick next to, just because I'm big, slow, and not nearly as tough.
Does the Dola just suck in particular? Or what should I be doing? I notice the reload time on the Dola primary guns is just insanely long compared to all the other ships I've driven, I believe it takes an entire five seconds or so? If my target hasn't repositioned, they're usually healing by then anyway.
I'm really confused and I can't figure this out. Getting ~1k points a match is draining my sanity - I don't even want to stick with this dumb ship, I wanna get to those tac cruisers on the tech tree! Haaaalp!
I'm also not entirely sure of the difference between missiles and torps. Missiles go up and over, torps go up and then come down again? What's the purpose of the Detonate tool?