Saboteur special attack too powerful

Discussion in 'General Archive' started by Ottavosa, Dec 7, 2013.

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  1. Ottavosa

    Ottavosa User

    In short: The effect is too great, they use it too often, and it lasts too long.

    Every time I go to pirate maps I get a bunch of barracuda and annihilators following me and then I fly past one Sab and get hit by that irritating special and come to a near-stop so that the rest of them can catch up. If I survive until it wears off, they just use it again and I usually die. I've been there about four times and it's happened twice. It takes all the fun out of those maps because I can't actually hunt aliens without being destroyed. Irritating.
  2. Otta, you gotta cloak up to go through 5.1 and until your at the base in 5.2. Once there, you can just sit at the base entry and drag the aliens of choice into the demil zone of the base. You can pop your alien without getting hit by others. Cloak back up while on the 5.2 base to exit 5.2 and 5.3 when you want to leave. Don't try the journeys in / out uncloaked, or your popped.

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  3. Hi m8. you should be cloaked on those maps if you can't pass them uncloacked.
    RaMiAl likes this.
  4. You can also use EMP pulse, which interrupts their ability and you can fly away on quick config.. But cloak is much better choice for you..
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  5. Ottavosa

    Ottavosa User

    You can't kill aliens cloaked; it might as well be 4-4. What's the point in having a map with aliens on it if it can't actually be used like one: that's what I'm saying.
  6. Sociopath

    Sociopath User

    If you are running around the map trying to gather up a horde of aliens, you could either go on a shield/speed config or have someone else do it. If you are just passing through and not attacking, try flying vengeance with full 7900 speeds upgraded with Promerium. I usually outrun them this way.
  7. If you need to go through pirate maps without being bothered a cloak is the best way to go, just stay away from the middle of 5-1 it will uncloak you
  8. What I used to do was use the first dmz in 5-1 and drag aliens over to it and kill them that way. And when you are done you'll have to cloak your way out.
  9. Just run a Full Speed configuration on a goliath and you will be fine :p
  10. I agree, as soon as its slow missile expires a new one is launched at your ship. It can be very frustrating at times.

    Personally I don't think its so much of a concern, just quickly kill it and you will be fine.
    ~~Arch^Angel~~ likes this.
  11. Use full speed with diamond formation when fly at pirate map is much better even Saboteur chase you its syill no problem.:)
  12. =SERAPH=

    =SERAPH= User

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  13. just cloak up 500 uri can be mde in like 4 bks
  14. If you wanna kill pirates this is typically what I and other players I see do because when you start to get pounded by the hordes of pirates you can simply pull into the Demil zone and rep back up.Trying to tackle the pirates in the open maps is suicide unless you can run away or withstand the damage and kill em all.Not to mention the Annihilators catch up with you while your being hit by the saboteurs can make life miserable.Also when doing this enemy players cant pop you as easily because your close to Demil zone.
  15. Cloaking is one option, another is using Full Speed/Full Shield config..
  16. I agree with you in a way because if you have 2 saboteurs on you then you have no chance to get away and you will just get things like annihilators coming along and smashing you :p I think that the effect just needs to be shortened or they use them less often so +1 for that.

    However if they don't use it too much then they would become pointless because thats all they can basically do to you and thats what they are there for so they are also men't to be like this so -1

    Therefore i'm neutral :p I sort of like them the way they are and they don't really need to be changed.
  17. -Pacman2-

    -Pacman2- User

    Over time the pirate npcs AI has just got progressively harder, because I don't go into the pirate maps often, when I do I notice the change. When you start getting hit loads of npcs turn up very quickly.
  18. If U are cloaked what is the problem - none! Or just use the shield suck ammo and have a little tie/draw fight. Practice makes 'Perfect'. Just don't be standing there and fight - keep going 2 Ur portal or destination.
  19. veritas

    veritas User

    Aegis, Diamond Drone Formation, Kami.
    (Takes a long time to get, but it solves a LOT of problems. ;))

    But I hate the Saboteurs too, especially when you pick up more than one; they just tag team you while the Annis and Barracudas drag you down. It can get dicey even with the above formation. Before I had it, I'd either cloak up as others said, or "put my running shoes on" and dodge the red dots.

    It would be nice if they dialed their abilities down a bit, I agree.
  20. No No No - It is the pirates map - they have the right 2 defend their map - right now is pit-ti-ful - U want bigger badder pirates - Go 2 Ur enemies maps aka MMO/VRU/EIC and complain they won't let U thru - ha

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