Jawayne#8001 posted (#post-216724) said:
Disclaimer: Just stating how the game is designed and what works, not saying it is good or bad.
All ships are meant to be able to solo all other ships. And there are even more caveats, Corvettes weakness is simply range and hp, if you cannot use those two against them, youre usually dead. So to counter them you not only need a certain loadout, you also have to be aware of their attack routes, meaning stay away from cover, you need to land some shots at range, then beeing stationary, even with a Dread, is bad, always move to get the most out of it, if you are not moving at nearly all times, you are at a disadvantage.
Regarding the "radar", it only shows ships that fire or get spotted, the game, at least on the PC, creates markers on the viewport for ships in line of sight but out of your field of view, might not yet be in the PS4 version as it is three patches behind.
Yeah... "you need to land some shots at range", only the AI bots are dumb enough not to move out of the way of a ranged shot, a dread ranged shot is super slow, nowhere near enough accuracy to hit a moving corvette most of the time, in fact the Flak turrets seem to be pretty useless also. Don't corvettes have cloaking also?
The thing that annoys me the most is that when a you have a corvette attacking you at close range you have to find him first before you can initiate the Autoguns, by then its too late. Surely this is a bug (for PS4) as autoguns light up when there is an Attack ship near you without you needing to sight him first. I dont know if its part of a recent patch or not but also explosion/smoke etc seems to be more dramatic now also making it hard to sight ships, impossible at times when you have multiple attackers hitting you.
"to counter them you not only need a certain loadout" That is my point really, if you need to make a dread with a certain loadout just to counter corvettes then the dread isnt really doing what its designed to do... so why dont we all just play with corvettes, better yet why not let the players decide and let them have a game lobby where they can turn off/on corvettes joining the games, other games do this.
Disclaimer: my opinion
Really at the end of the day, they have made a game that has potential and on the surfice seems cool... apart from the multitude of issues (game lag, timeouts, diconnections, midgame joining, randomness of ship speed, randomness of ship control, sound... omg the sound, why cant they fix that? And the wait times to join games).
But once you play it for a while, you realise its a bit of a mess and actually more frustrating than fun. Hence why not many players.