clthomps Jun 11, 2013 @ 9:15am
OOS Defense of HUB
Hello,

I recently started settting up my HUB. I am curious what is the best alotment of ships to put in it for OOS protection? Currently a Xenon Q and 3 L's were roaming around in it. What would be a good force to put there to counter that sort of incursion? Do I need to get a Boreas or is that overkill? It is slow so it wouldn't be good for patroling I assume. Maybe a Boreas and a few M7's?

Just peoples opinions on best OOS defense ships.

Vanilla game, I've not yet finished OTAS Rank 10 so Skiron is out for the moment.
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BDK Jun 11, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
Xenon will not attack your hub at all, they'll simply fly through that "sector".
Later during the hub plot, you'll be able to align the gates which will shut out Xenon completely, or bind them all together if you so prefer.

As for OOS defense, a titan did the job just fine for me.
clthomps Jun 11, 2013 @ 7:15pm 
Hello, Currently they are attacking my hub (maybe because I was docked to it?)... When I connected first set of gates I must have caught a Xenon strike force in sector. There is a Q and 3 L's flying around. When I sent in 4 Heavy Centaur Prototypes they were all destroyed (had to reload and come up with a different strategy).
BDK Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:31am 
Never seen them attack my hub ever, but if they are, kill em :) Any M7 will do, M2 if you use seta a lot.
clthomps Jun 12, 2013 @ 4:23am 
Luckily I got them to follow me into Empire's Edge where the Paranid were of much help to me and my Xshuttle as we mopped the floor with them. Hopefully Hub is secure now sitting between SS and EE.
derek.cochrane Jun 12, 2013 @ 10:53am 
I got two wings of two Boreas sitting in front of gates. You still have to command the wing to attack the Q when told your ships are under attack. Boreas have 12 Gauss, 8 Ion Cannons, & 4 PPC in front & Left/Right slots. They will do the trick.
clthomps Jun 12, 2013 @ 10:58am 
For OOS aren't PPC just fine for taking out Q's? Though I've been told that Q can destory most ships in one hit in OOS?
derek.cochrane Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
OK not sure what OOS is??
clthomps Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Out of sector. I want ships to defend the HUB or other areas and handle anything that might show up there, without me needing to jump in and assist if I'm busy doing other things.
Smakkz Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
If money and cloning weapons aint a problem, 50 spitfyres with PMAMLs.

Stupendously fast, and since speed is actually factored in on who fires first in OOS, it's a very good bonus.
derek.cochrane Jun 13, 2013 @ 11:09am 
ok got you now. reason why you use ppc & Gaus is Gauss used ammo and therefore not a lot of energy. This means if half your gun ports are gauss the other half can fire for twice as long before energy low. Only downside is you got to resuppy ammo everynow and again. Two Boreas will take out Q. Only problem is they sometimes try and target Ns which are a bit fast for them and allows Q to fire without getting return fire, hence you want to instruct wing to attack Q when you get "one of your ships is under fire".
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